FLOYD MAYWEATHER-ROBERT GUERRERO IS MUST SEE TV!

May 2nd, 2013 By Jarrad Woods

CAN SPIRITED EFFORT TOPPLE A KING?

New York, NY- Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 31-1-1, 19 KOs) will engage in his biggest professional bout to date when he squares off against undefeated, pound-4-pound king, Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) on Saturday. Robert and his team have been campaigning for this bout for past couple of years and he has finally been granted his wish.

IS ROBERT SMOKIN’ OR JUST BLOWING SMOKE?

Robert has not tasted defeat in close to a decade and avenged his only loss, emphatically with a knockout. Whether the Ghost is all talk or the real deal, he appears ready, confident and determined. There are many aspects about this fight to like and Guerrero will put forth a great effort on Saturday night. The question is, will it be enough?

WILL “GHOST” CONJURE UP GHOSTS OF FLOYD’S PAST?

Looking back at a few earlier opponents who were able to give “Money” Mayweather real trouble, there were two, Jose Luis Castillo and Emanuel Augustus. Floyd called Agustus his toughest fight and Castillo gave Floyd a run for his money, resulting in his only rematch. Guerrero contains both of the strongest attributes of the aforementioned fighter’s as he can box like Augustus and can brawl like Castillo if he needs to. The question remains, can he be effective using either style?

HOW THE GHOST CAN WIN HERE


Robert has a slight height advantage and a larger frame than Mayweather. In order for him to be effective he must use his natural advantages as often as possible. The jab is a key tool that many have neglected when facing Mayweather but he must employ this to remain competitive. That along with effective aggressiveness will secure him a shot at winning. A sustained attack to the body on the inside and an effective jab on the outside are going to be the best shots he has to win.

NOTHING APPEARS TO BOTHER FLOYD MUCH

Although Mayweather’s stint in jail was relatively short, some wonder whether jail time will factor into Floyd’s potential rust in his first bout post being locked up. It is likely that he will only be slightly affected by jail time, if at all. Despite early reports of Floyd wasting away, he appears physically and mentally as strong as he was when he went in.

DECISION OR KNOCKOUT?

Some believe a knockout is likely given Roberts penchant for eating right hands and uppercuts. On the flip side, some see Mayweather’s age and recent lack of ring mobility playing well into Roberts aggressive style and potentially leading to Mayweather touching the canvas, officially for the first time. Although I would love to see a great fight culminating in a devastating knockout, it’s unlikely to happen. Mayweather is too slick to eat enough punches to get stopped and Robert has displayed a solid beard as he has risen up in weight classes and handled the shots well.

BOXING WORLD ACCORDING TO JARRAD

Being bay area bred, I wouldn’t be mad if Gilroy, CA’s Guerrero was able to do the improbable and hand Floyd his first loss. The resulting media firestorm and inevitable rematch would certainly liven the sport and produce more legacy defining challenges for both fighters. But in reality, it’s much more likely, barring the bizarre that we will see 12 rounds of boxing 101 resulting in Floyd Mayweather’s 44th victory. Whether my assumptions are wrong or right, I know that it will be a hellava fight.

Jarrad Woods

COMMENTS

  1. In the end, however, Emanuel Augustus had to be saved from himself as he took a terrible beating that last round. Brutal.

    terrible ted on May 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 AM
  2. Living in the South Valley I’ve seen the Ghost shopping at Target, he’s a chill regular guy. Most people there don’t know who he is but that will change win or lose on Saturday. Mayweather is bonafide OLD for a quick counter puncher, which gives Robert much more of a chance than other opponents. Let’s hope he Brings May’s head back to Gilas! (slang for Gilroy in these parts)

    Gabe on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 AM
  3. “we will see 12 rounds of boxing 101 resulting in Floyd Mayweather’s 44th victory” … I think that sums it up

    StickItIn on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 AM
  4. May will adjust if required and do what he has to do.

    terrible ted on May 2nd, 2013 at 2:40 PM
  5. ESPN Dan Rafael news story today about FMJ/Gurrerro was everything I had already read about elsewhere many days before…ESPN writers need to conjure up their own description of events instead of stealing other writers wits….example…what did the leading network in sports provide in regards to this BIG FIGHT that any writer here or other sites havent already given the public?

    alberto on May 2nd, 2013 at 2:43 PM
  6. What are the odds in the fight and is the Ghost a live underdog ?

    Dave on May 2nd, 2013 at 2:55 PM
  7. I’m going to post them shortly.

    Pedro Fernandez on May 2nd, 2013 at 5:10 PM
  8. For someone with the same name as my favorite wrestling bear, Terrible Ted, May adjusts better than anybody maybe ever.

    Pedro Fernandez on May 2nd, 2013 at 5:14 PM

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