Lem Satterfield

Mayweather-Guerrero tickets on sale



Golden Boy announced on Monday the details for the purchase of tickets for the May 4 Showtime Pay Per View clash featuring a defense by pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. of his WBC welterweight belt against two-division titlewinner Robert Guerrero at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT., for “Mayday: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,”  at prices ranging from $1,500, $1,250, $800, $600, $300 and $200, not including applicable service charges.

Tickets are limited to a total of 12 per person, with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,500 through $300 price, and, two per person at the $200 price, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

An online report by Forbes’ Magazine estimates that Mayweather’s exclusive multi-fight venture with Showtime and its parent company, CBS Corporation, could be worth a guaranteed $250,000 million.

Mayweather will make his first-ever appearance on Showtime Pay Per View against Guerrero in an agreement that could have the five-division titleholder fighting “six times over a period of 30 months.”

“My new deal with Showtime and its parent CBS is very thrilling for me and a motivation to fight more often starting with my May 4 fight against Robert Guerrero. I know Guerrero has been campaigning to fight me for quite a while now and I am happy to give him his opportunity,” said Mayweather, 36.

“His name is mentioned among the other great champions in boxing today, and that means he has proven himself in the ring. He will now have to prove himself against me, which is a whole other story. I’m excited for the challenge and fully expect a good, tough fight from him. However, I do expect the same outcome for him as all of the others who have challenged me before…42 have tried, 42 have failed. He will be number 43.” 

In the wake of their heated, face-to-face meeting during a shooting of a promotional video in Las Vegas, Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 knockouts) called Mayeather (43-0, 26 knockouts)  “a mastermind in the ring.”

Guerrero, 29, has been picked by Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya to defeat Mayweather. De La Hoya was dethroned as WBC 154-pound titleholder by Mayweather in May of 2007.

Owner of a 15-bout winning streak that includes nine knockouts, Guerrero scored two knockdowns during November’s unanimous decision over two-time 147-pound titleholder Andre Berto in his last fight.

“First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunities he has blessed me and my family with. All of the trials and tribulations that have occurred in my life have made me a better person as well as a better fighter, and the results are undeniable. Nothing has ever come easy to me,” said Guerrero.

“And that mental fortitude has prepared me to defeat the one fighter everyone perceives to be the pound for pound king in Floyd Mayweather. When we lock eyes across the ring on fight night, he’s going to feel the presence of a man preordained for greatness. The time is now to show the world why I’m destined to dethrone Floyd, and when I come out victorious on May 4, the whole world will know I’m a man who willed his way to victory by putting God first in his life.”

On the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard, rising two-division titlewinner Abner Mares (25-0, 13 KOs) will challenge WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-4, 35 KOs).

Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com




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