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Will Mayweather's fists trump Guerrero's faith? Insiders weigh-in
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO Robert Guerrero: Faith is a concept I've struggled with my whole life. It's generally understood to be belief without evidence. Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is a faith-based fighter and he offers belief in Jesus Christ as the primary reason that he'll defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 4.
Where have we heard this before? Evander Holyfield credited faith following his Biblical beating of Mike Tyson in 1996. That's a powerful precedence that can't be denied. Considering what he's up against, there's no reason to believe it will take anything less than an act of God for "The Ghost" to emerge victorious against the consensus No. 1 pound for pound fighter in boxing.
By no means a pacifist, Guerrero won't drop his hands and offer his chin, but Mayweather should still have no problem finding it with lead right hands and clever counters. I'd like to believe Guerrero could pull off the upset and humble "Money" Mayweather, but without more compelling evidence of Floyd's decline, that's a blind leap of faith I just can't take.
Mayweather stops Guerrero mid-to-late when things get nasty and Floyd gets sick of Guerrero's roughhouse tactics. Fists trump faith in Sin City.
Record: 4-5 [Garcia KO 8 Judah]
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero:: Listen, Robert Guerrero's hungry, but when the lights come on, it's going to be a different level for Guerrero. Not that I'm saying that he's never been under that sort of light. But it's a different level.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: I believe that the winner will be Floyd Mayweather, not just because he's my favorite fighter, but because I believe the difference will be his skills as a boxer.
Mayweather's been in there with the best, and he's beaten the best, and he's got the experience in the big fights. He's got the speed, the footwork and the smarts. Mayweather's intelligent. He's got everything needed to win.
I'm thinking that it will be a good fight, and that it will go the distance because Robert Guerrero is a strong guy and a resilient guy. But I'm picking Floyd to win a unanimous decision.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: The winner of the "May Day" showdown will be Floyd Mayweather. It will be Floyd Mayweather, and he's going to win by unanimous decision in a very clear, convincing, easy way.
I'm thinking it will be nine rounds to three, or 10 rounds to two. It might even be a carbon copy of Mayweather's fight with Juan Manuel Marquez four years ago.
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: Robert Guerrero is high quality but his style, of late, has been to apply pressure and wear the opposition down with a relentless attack. If that’s the plan in this fight then he will get busted up on the counter and sustain significant facial damage as a result.
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Robert Guerrero W 12 Floyd Mayweather: I think that Floyd Mayweather's inactivity over the years is finally going to catch up to him, and that his opposition has been kind of a little soft.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: I like Floyd Mayweather by decision in the fight. Robert Guerrero has to make it a really rough, physical fight, and keep Floyd immobilized to try to make it as competitive of a fight as possible.
Record: 2-2 [Last week: Garcia by late-round TKO Judah]
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: I'm going with Floyd Mayweather by unanimous decision next Saturday night in a fight that physically tests him. Not that I think Mayweather robs Robert Guerrero.
Record: 2-2 [Last pick: Alvarez UD 12 Trout]
Floyd Mayweather KO 10 Robert Guerrero: I think that Floyd Mayweather wins in a cakewalk. I think that Mayweather's too fast, too talented, and I think that we're significantly over-rating Robert Guerrero right now because of a win over Andre Berto, who looked horrible in that fight.
Robert Guerrero W12 Floyd Mayweather: Up until this year, I’d have to go with Floyd Mayweather. He's the ultimate puzzle and has been on top of the sport for so long. But given Robert Guerrero's southpaw tools, ring IQ, and willingness to press Mayweather in sustained attacks on the ropes, it feels like the perfect storm for an upset.
Record: 5-4 [Last week: Garcia TKO 8 Judah]
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: I am expecting a long, tough, compelling fight. One of the reasons I say that is because I don't really believe Floyd Mayweather thinks it will be particularly tough.
Record: 5-4 [Last week: Judah UD 12 Garcia]
Floyd Mayweather KO 10 Robert Guerrero: I'm going to pick Floyd Mayweather, possibly by a late stoppage. But I think that Robert Guerrero is going to make it a really, really tough fight. Guerreros' going to come at Floyd, and he's going to try and close the gap.
Guerrero is going to work Floyd over, but I think that because Floyd is so good at pulling guys in and making them smother their own punches, that because Guerrero makes it a fight, that he's going to be there for Floyd's fast counters, especially up the middle.
So I think that Guerrero is going take to many of them, and that Floyd is going to stop him late. But I think that Floyd is going to be hurting at the end of it. I think that Guerrero is going to make him hurt.