LAS VEGAS — RingTV.com will be posting live, round-by-round updates for Saturday night’s Showtime Pay Per View-televised fight between pound-for-pound and WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The main event broadcast will begin sometime after 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) is 36, and Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), 30. Mayweather has not been in the ring since May 5 of last year, while Guerrero is after his 16th straight victory and his 10th knockout during that run.
Mayweather vs. Guerrero live blog: Refresh this page often for updates.
Judges: Duane Ford, Jerry Roth and Julie Lederman ALL HAVE IT THE SAME, 117-111, FOR FLOYD MAYWEATHER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION.
RINGTV.COM HAS IT 119-109 FOR MAYWEATHER, OR, 11 ROUNDS TO ONE!!!
For the fight Mayweather will be wearing Grant brand gloves, and Guerrero Reyes, the latter being considered the knockout gloves.
Mayweather’s guaranteed $32 million purse is nearly 11 times that of Guerrero’s, and matches the boxing record mark he earned with a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto on May 5 of last year.
FIGHT TIME: Both fighters in the ring. Mayweather, by far, received the more favorable welcome. Surprise difference from the weigh in.
Place looks packed. Mayweather wearing gold and black robe, gold shoes, and has rapper L’il Wayne with him.
Guerrero is getting lustily booed as he is introduced. WOW.
Mayweather’ pacing around the ring. Smattering of boos for him also, however, during his intro.
Referee Robert Byrd: “I want and expect a clean, competitive fight!”
Round 1: Mayweather circles. Guerrero moves forward. Guerrero takes a right. Guerrero’s clubbing during a clinch. Mayweather with a right. Guerrero clubs to the head several times during a clinch. Lead right by Mayweather. Guerrero’s left hits Mayweathers shoulder. Lead right by Mayweather. Good Mayweather right to body and head. Good counter left to Mayweather’s right. Mayweather’s round, 10-9.
Round 2: Two jabs by Mayweather, decent left down the middle by Guerrero. Guerrero’s getting rough during the clinch. Mayweather ducks under two lefts. Guerrero lands a left to the head. Two counter lefts by Guerrero and another. Jab by Mayweather. Crowd’s chanting “Guerrero!” Floyd lands right to the body and another to the head. Solid right by Mayweatther at the bell. Guerrero’s round, 10-9; even, 19-19.
Round 3: Guerrero is definitely game. Clean Mayweather lead right. Left by Guerrero. Byrd stops Guerrero from clubbing behind the head. Mayweather right, Guerrero left. Mayweather right to the body and head. Jab by Mayweather and a right. Jab by Mayweather. Hard right by Mayweather. Lead right by Mayweather. Another lead right by Mayweather and a clinch. Another lead right by Mayweather and another clinch. Mayweather’s round, 10-9; Mayweather, 29-28
Round 4: Mayweather has come nowhere near hurting Guerrero, who jabs to the body. Counter left by Guerrero, head-swiveling right by Mayweather. Nice left to the body, counter-right by Mayweather. Lead right by Mayweather. Three body shots and a right hook by Guerrero to the head. Jab and a right by Mayweather. Nice right at the bell by Mayweather. Close round. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 39-37
Round 5: Guerrero’s still coming forward. Pressuring. Mayweather stops him with clinches. Guerrero lands a left, and Mayweather, a right. Left by Guerrero, who misses several other attemps. Right by Mayweather. Guerrero has trouble landing. Mayweather right to the head to the body and head again. Another lead right for Mayweather at the bell. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 49-46.
Round 6: Mayweather’s boxing well, but Guerrero’s not going anywhere. Guerrero has trouble finding Mayweather. Mayweather sprays head sweat with a right. Jab, jab, move, move, Mayweather. Good left by Guerrero, right uppercut by Mayweather. Lead right by Mayweather. Lead right by Maywether and another. Crowd likes that. Solid jab from Mayweather. Jab and head-ppoping right by Mayweather. Lead right by Mayweather. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 59-55.
Round 7: Guerrero’s still applying pressure and looks determined, but can’t seem to land so far. On the ropes, Mayweather ties him up. Right by Mayweather, two jabs get him out of harms way and off the ropes. Byrd tells Guerrero to watch the head. Jab by Mayweather, who ties up Guerrero on the ropes. Guerrero cant’ get off on the ropes. Byrd broke up the clinch and appeared to admonish Guerrero. Slow round. Double-jab and a right from Mayweather. Lead right by Mayweather. Another lead right by Mayweather. Mayweather’s doing enough to win the round. Mayweather’s round, 10-9; Mayweather, 69-64.
Round 8: More of the same to start the eighth. Mayweather delivers a right and a left. Guerrero’s BLEEDING from over the left eye from the lead right hands. Crowd’s booing. Mayweather’s standing his ground more and loading up on the right. Good left uppercut by Mayweather, rigt hook by Guerrero. Two more rights by Mayweather and another. Guerrero’s EYE IS LOOKING REALLY BAD. BIG RIGHT BY MAYWEATHER AND ANOTHER. MAYWEATHER IS BUSTING UP GUERRERO — THREE MORE RIGHTS END THE ROUND. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 79-73.
Round 9: Doctors were in Guerrero’s corner between rounds. Good lead left by Guerrero, who bangs away at Mayweather on the ropes. Mayweather’s on his bicycle. Good left and left uppercut by Mayweather and a clinch. Right hook by Guerrero and a right hand also. Two right hands off the ropes by Mayweather. Another Mayweather right. Mayweather wins a round-ending exchange in his own corner. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 89-82.
Round 10: Guerrero’s not hurt, just being out-worked and out-slicked and out savvied. Can’t get off on the ropes. Hard right and a left by Mayweather. Lead left over the right left by Mayweather. Two Mayweather body shots and a left to the body by Guerrero. Lead right by Mayweather, jab by Mayweather. They trade jabs. Jab by Mayweather. Right, left, and later, a right by Mayweather. Two more rights by Mayweather before the bell. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 99-91.
Round 11: Guerrero needs a KO to win. Period. Mayweather’s jabbing and spinning. Lands a right and clinches. Guerrero’s still trying. Right hand by Mayweather. Guerrero’s pounding rights to the body along the ropes. Lead right and a left and a right by Mayweather. Two more rights — all by Mayweatther. Another right by Mayweather. Right uppercut by Mayweather. Right cross by Mayweather. Guerrero’s still there. Left hook aftter a right by Mayweather. Another lead right after the jab by Mayweather. Left uppercut and right by Mayweather. Mayweather, 10-9; Mayweather, 109-100.
Round 12: Fighters embrace and touch their foreheads together at the start. Mayweather’s on his bicycle. Hands down early. Stops and clubs with a right cross. During a clinch, Guerrero pounds away. Left-right by Mayweather. Right hand by Guerrero. Clinch. Jab by Mayweather. Three-punch combo by Mayweather and a one-two. Clinch. Mayweather is clock-watching. Mayweather lands several punches before the bell, including a left uppercut. Mayweather’s round, 10-9; Mayweather, 119-109.
RINGTV.COM HAS IT 119-109 FOR MAYWEATHER, OR, 11 ROUNDS TO ONE
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