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Mayweather Picks Guerrero; First of Six Fights on Showtime?

By February 25, 2013

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As expected, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has selected WBC interim welterweight champ Robert Guerrero as his May 4 opponent at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. What was unexpected was the announcement that Mayweather would be leaving HBO for a big revenue-sharing deal with Showtime. Guerrero believes Mayweather - now 36 - is "ripe for the picking". Oddsmakers obviously feel otherwise as Guerrero opened as an 11-1 underdog.

The Guerrero fight is the first of what was reported to be up to six Showtime fights over the next 30 months. There's no shot Mayweather will suddenly start fighting that frequently as he has fought exactly twice in the past 30 months and his last six fights span a total of six years. Nevertheless, imagine how good it would be for boxing if it's pound-for-pound number one to be more active and to fight the opponents he should be fighting. Again, it's never going to happen, but if Mayweather were to face the following six opponents, he would lose the label of being more concerned with protecting his undefeated record than facing the best opposition. And, if he were to go 6-0, Mayweather could finally make a legitimate case for what he believes he has already achieved -- being the greatest of all-time.

Dream Half Dozen for Mayweather
Robert Guerrero
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
Manny Pacquiao
Sergio Martinez
Gennady Golovkin
Andre Ward

Comments

February 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm
(1) Ray Espinoza says:

Theres no way Mayweather could win , why do you think he picks his oppantes, so he can’t lose, he does’nt want to face a real boxer.

February 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm
(2) Ray Espinoza says:

There’s no way Mayweather could win , why do you think he picks his opponents, so he can’t lose, he doesn’t want to face a real boxer.

February 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm
(3) PhilTitan says:

He’ll never undefeated, but how on earth would he ever be big enough to fight Andre Ward? That’s a ridiculous match-up that Mayweather would be crazy to accept. He’ll fight Pacquiao 3 times before he ever fights Ward. Mayweather isn’t that stupid and hopefully his handlers wouldn’t allow such a size mismatch to occur. That’s one totally ridiculous match, which by the way is listed last. Ward will probably be a Cruiser or Heavyweight by tat time.

February 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm
(4) PhilTitan says:

Real sorry to see Andrew Eisele’s About Boxing ceasing to exist. I really enjoyed Mr. Eisele’s work & plan to follow him at his new home. ANSWER.com sounds like this is the beginning of the end for them altogether.

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