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Bernstein Expects Guerrero To Test Floyd Mayweather

By Luis Sandoval

We now know Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is the lucky fighter to win the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes as he will face him May 4th in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand. Guerrero has been clamoring for this fight since last year and it took a tough win over a then unknown Selcuk Aydin and former champion Andre Berto to earn his chance at the pound for pound king.

Depending on who you talk to, the fight is either considered a walk in the park for Floyd or Floyd is going to be in for one of the tougher nights of his career. Showtime commentator Al Bernstein thinks it will be the latter as he discussed his thoughts on the fight when he appeared on the most recent episode of BoxingScene’s official radio show “The Boxing Lab”.

“It's definitely an appropriate opponent for [Mayweather] to choose. [Guerrero] performed very well [against Selcuk Aydin] and one of the things is Aydin can pop and [Guerrero] took big punches. Then he fights Andre Berto and Berto hits him with the kitchen sink. Andre Berto landed monstrous punches against him and the reason I emphasis that is even though Guerrero clearly won the fight, we know that Robert Guerrero can take a Welterweight punch. So if we know that to be true that means he is probably not going to find himself on the canvas from one Floyd Mayweather right hand. Maybe he will but it's unlikely. And so given all that, Robert Guerrero has shown us that he is a very solid fighter” Bernstein would tell The Boxing Lab.

In his last fight, Guerrero put on a very physically dominating performance against Andre Berto that resulted in both of Berto’s eyes being shut and getting mauled and beaten on the inside for most of the night. The pressure Guerrero applied is what some think is vital in beating a guy like Floyd who has superior defensive skills. Bernstein believes the outcome of the fight will be decided by what Guerrero can do when Floyd is against the ropes.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr now is a fighter who backs himself up against the ropes. Some fighters don't know how to handle it. Oscar De La Hoya when he fought him smothered his punches a little bit and that cost him the fight. You saw Victor Ortiz get frustrated and tried to head butt. The guy that handled him right on the ropes was Jose Luis Castillo and the first fight against Floyd he may have won. You have to be able to do something when Floyd Mayweather is on the ropes. Cotto did some good work but for the most part was not able to do as much as he wanted” said Bernstein.

Al is definitely excited to be able to call a Floyd Mayweather fight now that Mayweather has defected to Showtime after striking a lucrative deal. The last time Al recalls calling a Mayweather fight was in 2001 when he faced Carlos Hernandez.

To listen to Al Bernstein’s interview in its entirety you can listen to The Boxing Lab podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/boxinglab/2013/02/20/the-boxing-lab-boxingscenes-official-audio-show

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by flint on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13066115]Why do writers keep saying Floyd is the best??? He is not. He is overhyped by American media. He is boring and a dirty fighter.[/QUOTE]floyd mayweather is the best fighter p4p.

Comment by BIGLEX on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13066115]Why do writers keep saying Floyd is the best??? He is not. He is overhyped by American media. He is boring and a dirty fighter.[/QUOTE]Agreed! He's been cherry picking for years! The majority of the public ate up the cake…

Comment by WESS on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13066115]Why do writers keep saying Floyd is the best??? He is not. He is overhyped by American media. He is boring and a dirty fighter.[/QUOTE] If he isn't the best than why would he be the betting favorite to win…

Comment by budfr on 02-21-2013

Why do writers keep saying Floyd is the best??? He is not. He is overhyped by American media. He is boring and a dirty fighter.

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;13064510]I've seen Mayweather do the elbowing type of fight, all of his life...so why are you just pointing out Guerrero's dirty way of fighting? Anyways it will by a dirty fight, one in which Mayweather will dominate and win a…

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