Mayweather already at 148 lbs with less than 30 days to Guerrero fight
By Chris Williams: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero recently weighed in at 159 lbs for his 30-day weigh-in for his May 4th fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather weighed in at 148 lbs, only 1 pound over the limit.
What this suggests is that Guerrero is going to lose water weight during the week of the fight to get down to 147 and then rehydrate back up to near 160, while Mayweather will be right at 147 for the fight.
The weight that Mayweather is at now suggests that he could easily fight at 140 if he wanted to and have an advantage over the top guys at that weight like Lucas Matthysse, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson and Zab Judah.
That’s something Mayweather should think about because the welterweight division is drying up. It’s just Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and a bunch of no names that aren’t really worth fighting. Mayweather can find a lot better fights at 140 or have those guys move up in weight to 147 if he wants.
Guerrero will have a weight advantage for the fight, but he’ll also have to take off weight and it’s never good to have to drain down to get to a weight. The fighter that fights at his weight without having to lose water weight and then quickly put it back on has an advantage. Of course, if you have a fighter that is ballooning up 20 pounds after making weight, then it can be a problem for the fighter that is right at the weight limit.
Guerrero has really put on a lot of weight since moving up from lightweight, and it’s surprising that he was able to fight at 135 and 130 all those years as big as he is. The guy should have moved up in weight years ago because taking off all that weight just to get down to 130 and 135 must have been a real chore for Guerrero.
Mayweather is looking a lot better now that he’s back down to 140s from fighting in the junior middleweight division for his last fight against Miguel Cotto. Mayweather belongs at this weight and he clearly was pushing it by fighting at 154 against a fighter more comfortable in that weight class.