Mayweather vs. Guerrero: I’m feeling extremely strong now, says Robert
(Photo Credit: Paul Hernandez) By Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) says he’s preparing well to get ready to beat unbeaten Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) on May 4th in their Showtime/CBS battle. Guerrero, 29, is putting in hard work at the gym that he figures will pay off when he steps inside the ring to fight the older, but more talented Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guerrero said “These next six weeks of training will be very grueling, but I’m well prepared to make the sufficient sacrifices that will be needed to dethrone Mayweather…My body is filling out perfectly. I’m feeling extremely strong right now.”
Guerrero’s whole game is based on being able to outwork his opponents, so it’s not surprising that he’s talking so much about how hard he’s working in training camp because unless he’s in good enough shape to throw 100 punches per round for 12 rounds, he’s going to get riddled to pieces by the sharpshooting Mayweather on May 4th in front of a huge pay-per-view audience in the United States.
Being in shape is one thing, but Guerrero needs to find some power somewhere that he can use because he didn’t bring his power with him when he moved up from lightweight to skip two divisions to get to the 147 lb. division.
Guerrero has the same power he had at 135, but the main difference here is he’s not as fast as he was in the lightweight division. He’s definitely gotten slower, and his stamina isn’t quite as good as it was when he was carrying around less weight.
Guerrero will be trying to walk Mayweather down in every round to try the same kind of mugging that he did against Andre Berto in his last fight. If Mayweather makes the mistake of standing still and going toe-to-toe like he promised Guerrero recently, then this will be a lot harder of a fight than Mayweather can imagine.
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