Guerrero looking a little flabby around midsection for Mayweather fight
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: You’ve got to give Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero a great deal of credit for being able to move up two divisions to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was only four years ago that Guerrero was fighting at featherweight, and was one of the tallest biggest featherweights in the division.
Guerrero has basically eaten his way to the welterweight division, but doesn’t have the muscles or the power at this weight that he had at featherweight and super featherweight. Indeed, like a lot of fighters that put on a lot of weight in a short period of time, Guerrero is carrying around some flab.
You can see it on his midsection when he was standing next to Mayweather in their stare down. The flab was easy to see on around Guerrero’s waist, and clearly that’s useless weight that he’s carrying around. However, he’ll likely walk into the ring well over 160 tonight when he and Mayweather face each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
So, not only will Guerrero be carrying around the extra fat, he’ll also be the much heavier fighter. Mayweather was good enough to let the fight take place without any re-hydration clauses to keep Guerrero’s weight from ballooning up astronomically after he rehydrated. Whether Guerrero can gain any advantage from being the much heavier fighter remains to be seen.
Mayweather might want to attack Guerrero’s flabby midsection with some hard body shots during the fight. That looks like an area where Mayweather could find some success.
When you see fat on the midsection that tells you that the fighter either couldn’t push himself away from the dinner table enough or he simply didn’t train hard enough to take off the weight.
I have a feeling that Guerrero has been eating a lot of high carbohydrate foods while patting himself on the back after beating Andre Berto last November, and the carbs have settled around his midsection and refused to budge even with Guerrero training hard.