Guerrero: I want a rematch with Mayweather; he’s still got five more fights
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Chris Williams: Having gotten a little taste of the good green cash in getting a $3 million payday in losing to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision last night, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) is now talking about wanting a rematch with Mayweather.
Guerrero will likely now campaign for a rematch in the same tireless manner that he did in getting this fight. It took Guerrero two years of constant talking about the Floyd fight before he was given a shot against him, and he was laughed at much of the time by boxing fans. Guerrero ignored the laughter and in the end he got his
$3 million money fight. Now, Guerrero wants another one.
Guerrero said to hustleboss.com “I want to do it again; he’s still got five more fights.”
I’d have to say the odds of Guerrero getting a second fight with Mayweather are remote at best. Mayweather isn’t going to want go backwards with his career and fight a guy that made it boring for boxing fans because he didn’t want to mix it up with Mayweather after getting caught with too many right hands.
That would be a pay per view disaster, and no way would Showtime/CBS agree to an opponent like that. Guerrero doesn’t seem to realize that it’s not just Mayweather.
Showtime/CBS are the ones agreeing to the guys that Mayweather is fighting, so if he suddenly decides he wants another soft touch like the painfully slow, upright Guerrero, Showtime will likely block that fight in a heartbeat.
Of course, Mayweather would never put them in position to do that in the first place because he’s not going to waste his time ever fighting Guerrero again, because there’s no real plus in taking that fight.
If it were Miguel Cotto, then maybe Mayweather might be interested because Cotto made it interesting for the boxing fans with his aggressive style, his power and his willingness to mix it up. Cotto also attracted a lot of boxing fans on PPV, and Showtime/CBS would likely have no problems with a Mayweather-Cotto rematch if it were to happen in September.
That’s actually a good fight and perhaps better than anyone that Mayweather could pick out short of someone like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Manny Pacquiao. But Guerrero is way, way down there in the list of guys that Mayweather will fight, and it’s laughable to even consider such a scenario.
Guerrero needs to realize that he pretty much had his 15 minutes of fame in this fight, and he just needs to go back to fighting the contenders at 147 like Diego Chaves, Kell Brook and Keith Thurman. If Guerrero can beat a few of those guys then he might be able to work himself into position for another title shot against one of the champions, but even if he were to lock himself in as Mayweather’s WBC mandatory challenger, he won’t get that fight. Mayweather would then just vacate the title rather than burning up one of his remaining valuable fights against a guy that boxing fans don’t care to see him fighting again.
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