Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (43-0, 26 KO) puts his WBC Welterweight Title on the line this evening against interim WBC Welterweight champ Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The vacant Ring Welterweight Title is also on the line.
Tonight’s action will broadcast live on Showtime Pay-Per-View starting at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT), with the Mayweather-Guerrero main event expected to begin sometime between 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET (8 – 9 p.m. PT). ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary for Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
While you’re waiting for the fights to start, be sure to check out the weigh-ins and staredowns, as well as the video of the pre-fight press conference which took place Wednesday, specifically the rant Guerrero’s father went on calling Mayweather a “woman beater”, saying he must have learned that from his father and promising that his son is going to “beat down the woman beater”.
Will the seemingly invincible Floyd “Money” Mayweather finally meet his match? He’s the heavy favorite with odds sitting at about -625 for Mayweather and +425 for Guerrero. But at 30-years-old, Guerrero is six years younger than the aging champ and his only defeat was a split decision loss way back in 2005. Guerrero is coming off a unanimous decision win over Andre Berto (28-2) this past November.
Mayweather vs. Guerrero play-by-play:
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Round 1 - Guerrero seemed to show him too much respect in the first. First round goes to Mayweather 10-9. Not much action. Floyd using his defense very well.
Round 2 - Left hand from both guys as Guerrero backs him to the corner. Clinch, body shots from Guerrero. Ref separates them. Mayweather avoids a couple big shots from Guerrero. Working a left jab. Both fighters picking their shots carefully. Right to body from Guerrero. Nice left hook from Floyd. 10-9 for Mayweather.
Round 3 – Guerrero’s father wants more action. Right to body from Guerrero. Left counter to body. Overhand left and another left to body as Floyd is backed into the corner, clinched. Ref separates them. Left hands to the body from Guerrero during a brief clinch. They separate. Nice right from Floyd. Right hook from Guerrero, then a left. Right from Floyd. Flashing a jab. Left hook. Nice right hook from Floyd. Straight right. Clinch, ref separates them. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 4 – Quick right from Guerrero. Floyd responds with two of his own. Using his footwork well and getting out of the way of shots very quickly. Left counter from Mayweather. Big straight right. Hands down, picking his shots, wasting no energy. Guerrero has him against the ropes, lands a right hook and Floyd fires back. Ooohs and ahhs from the crowd as Floyd beats Guerrero to the punch repeatedly. Mayweather 10-9.
Round 5 - Left from Guerrero, brief clinch, ref separates them. Lands a left. Nice quick right counter from Floyd, another right. Left to body from Guerrero. Right from Guerrero, nice left to follow. Floyd escapes from the corner back to the middle. Left to body from Guerrero. Nice left to the head. Jab. Right to body from Floyd, nice fast right hook to the head, again. So fast. 10-9 Guerrero.
Round 6 - Guerrero swings big with a right hook but nothing is there. That’s the story of Floyd Mayweather. His reflexes. Nice left from Guerrero. Right from Floyd, again. Clinch, ref separates, clinch again, separates them again. Floyd moving on the outside looking for an opening, hands down. Nice left and right to body from Guerrero. Right to the chin. Left counter from Floyd. Floyd’s back in the corner, but he gets out quickly as Guerrero swings. Mayweather ducking and dodging. 10-9 for Floyd.
Round 7 – Floyd’s father told him between rounds that Guerrero is a novice and not in the same class, and to keep doing what he’s doing. Clinch, kidney shots from Guerrero. Ref separates them. Floyd moving from corner to corner, then the center. Circling the ring and picking his shots and counter shots at Guerrero. Clinched against the ropes, ref separates them. First boos from the crowd. Nice left to body from Floyd. Dirty boxing, nice couple uppercuts from Floyd. Left hook from Floyd. 10-9 Guerrero. Floyd took that round off it seems.
Round 8 – Guerrero seems to be throwing more punches, the problem is Floyd is rarely there to be hit, playing the counter game he does so well. Jab from Guerrero. Again. Body shots in the clinch from Guerrero. Right to body from Floyd. Again. Jab, jab from Guerrero. Jab to body. Right to body from Floyd. Left counter, right hand to follow. Jab from Guerrero. Huge right hook to the chin from Floyd, biggest cleanest shot of the fight. He lands a couple more shots before the bell. 10-9 Floyd.
Round 9 - Guerrero showing signs of blood around his eye. Floyd takes extra time getting his mouthpiece in. Guerrero coming after him as he has every round. Right counter from Floyd, clinch, body shots from Guerrero. Ref separates them. Left to body from Guerrero. Nice left hook counter then a right uppercut from Floyd, right hook. Guerrero keeping on the pressure. Right counter from Floyd, back in the corner. They reset in the center. 10-9 Guerrero.
Round 10 - Guerrero has him in the corner, right jab., left to body. Huge right hook from Floyd. Left to body from Guerrero. Right hook. Ref warns Guerrero for holding the head. Right jab from Guerrero. Right hook from Floyd. Trade jabs. Right fro Floyd, hands down. Floyd just too technical for Guerrero. 10-9 Floyd.
Round 11 – Right from Guerrero. Right from Floyd, clinch, ref separates them. Guerrero still coming forward, eats a right. Left, clinch, body shots from Guerrero. He backs out. Couple nice right hooks from Floyd, again, again. Right from Guerrero. Right hook from Floyd. His movements are like a dance. Left hook counter from Floyd. One two. 10-9 Floyd.
Round 12 - One more to go. Guerrero needs a knockout. He comes out stalking. Floyd holding him. REf separates them. Floyd ducking and dodging around the ring, right counter. Crowd boos. Clinch, body shots from Guerrero. One two from Floyd. Guerrero is still in this fight though, still being aggressive. Floyd is just simply out boxing him. Hands down, poking his head out at Guerrero, he makes him miss over and over. Then when he lands he makes it count. Right from Guerrero. Right hook from Floyd. Clinch, dirty boxing. Left hook from Floyd as he escapes. Right hook. Right from Guerrero. Guerrero throws his hands up — not sure why. 10-9 and 10 rounds to 2 for Floyd as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Floyd Mayweather def. Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision (117-111, 117 -111, 117-111)
Floyd’s dad starts to yell out to Guerrero that he’s the only decent guy in his camp and Floyd told him not to do that. Floyd called Guerrero an “amazing warrior” and credits his father for the win. He also said the less you get hit the longer you last in this game. Floyd also said he hurt his right hand during the bout and it probably kept him from getting the KO. It’s noticeably swollen.