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Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: I think that the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero is going to be an excellent fight. It's going to be a great fight.
You could see where Andre Berto tried to use almost the Mayweather style of defense, with the shoulder-roll and everything. But Mayweather is a real expert and a master at that, so when Guerrero fights aggressively, that's what will be waiting for him. But Floyd will also have to understand that he's not fighting somebody who is going to be like, old.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: Robert Guerrero will have moments in the same way Oscar De La Hoya and Victor Ortiz did when they were able to semi-successfully pressure Floyd Mayweather against the ropes.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO 11 Robert Guerrero: There may be a debate over his pay-per-view pulling power just now, but there is none when it comes to the fact Floyd Mayweather Jr. is number one in the welterweight division and, pound-for-pound, the best in the business.
Record: 2-2 [Last pick: Garcia TKO 7 Judah]
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: Let's start by acknowledging what Floyd Mayweather essentially already has: namely, that he's not what he used to be. Specifically, his legs are not what they once were and that's been obvious in his last few fights.
Guerrero also needs to know how to cut off the ring and how to score points well with a jab, two things I'm not sure he'll be able to do against Mayweather, even the 36-year-old part-time fighter "Money" has become.
Record: 5-4 [Last week: Garcia KO Judah]
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: I'm favoring Floyd Mayweather to win a decision over Robert Guerrero. I think some people will be surprised if they are expecting Mayweather to box all night long.
Record: 5-3 [Last week: Judah UD 12 Garcia]
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: Robert Guerrero has improved as much as any fighter in the last decade from where he started.
That said, it's hard to imagine a guy who ever dropped decisions to Gamaliel Diaz and Orlando Salido -- later erased of course -- beating Floyd Mayweather.
Record: 4-5 [Last week: Garcia W 12 Judah]
Michael Rosenthal, THE RING Magazine
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. has begun to slip to a small degree, and I like Robert Guerrero's all-around ability, including his toughness.
Record: 5-4 [Last week's pick: Garcia KO 10 Judah]
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Record: 5-3 [Last week: Alvarez W 12 Trout]
Jon Saraceno, USA Today
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: I'm going with Floyd Mayweather by clear decision. I expect Robert Guerrero to make a fight of it for the most part. But until he gives me a reason to think otherwise, I'll continue to pick Floyd against all opposition.
Record: 5-2 [Last week: Alvarez W 12 Trout]
Tim Smith, New York Daily News
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: You can't pick against Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather is the best matchmaker in boxing. With Bruce Trampler and Teddy Brenner, author of Only The Ring Was Square, those guys have nothing on Floyd Mayweather.
Record: 2-2 [Last pick: Donaire W 12 Rigondeaux]
Floyd Mayweather TKO 11 Robert Guerrero: Robert Guerrero is an underdog for good reason. But at this point in his career, Floyd Mayweather can certainly be outworked. "The Ghost" can pull the upset if he executes a near-perfect game plan.
Guerrrero needs to apply effective aggression, doubling and tripling his jab at varied speeds in addition to feinting and generally mixing it up to prevent Mayweather from getting into a rhythm. The busier Guerrero is with his jab, the less predictable his straight left hand will be.
Therefore, Mayweather will be forced to rely on more than just his trademark counter, straight right hand. Guerrero has to land as cleanly and as often as he can, forcing Mayweather to be uncomfortable and into fighting when he doesn't want to fight.
Without all of the above, coming forward could lead to Guerrero being picked apart and simply hasten his demise against one of the sport's most accurate punchers. In the end, however, I believe that the difference will be Mayweather's ability to adjust on the fly.
I see Guerrero getting lazy on the inside, failing to move his head, and getting caught with a right uppercut that he won't see coming.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: Robert Guerrero is tough, and he's got a solid chin, so I believe that he will be able to last.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: Floyd Mayweather by unanimous decision. Robert Guerrero is as tough and willful of a fighter as there is in the business. Yet he's not in Mayweather's class.
Record: 4-4 [Last week: Alvarez late-round TKO Trout]
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: For some time now Robert Guerrero has wanted this fight. I give him full credit for what he has achieved in his career, winning titles at 126, 130 and interim belts at 135 before beating a very strong Selcuk Aydin for another interim belt, and then former champion Andre Berto last time out.
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Robert Guerrero: I do believe that it's going to be a better and more difficult fight for Floyd Mayweather than people think, but I just believe that Floyd's too fast and that he's got too much experience.
But the fight is going to be more entertaining and more difficult than people think. I don't think that it will be a blowout, but I think that Floyd will win over the distance because Robert Guerrero is a good, tough kid.
Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Robert Guerrero: Floyd Mayweather is the smartest fighter in the business, apart from Bernard Hopkins. Robert Guerrero is a good, but not great fighter. Floyd Mayweather still is great. He has slipped, I believe, maybe a half a notch.
You've heard that he said that his father is not happy with all of the shots he's been taking recently. Is that his trainer, or is that actually him slipping a little bit? But even so, has he slipped enough so that a Robert Guerrero can beat him? No. Floyd Mayweather, unanimous decision.
By an overwhelming total of 37-3, the experts believe that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will vanquish Robert Guerrero in defense of his WBC welterweight belt, rising to 44-0.
[Note: Martinez-Burgos was a draw, meaning all who selected otherwise received a loss]
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