NEW YORK — Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.com on Wednesday that he has begun discussions with representatives for Floyd Mayweather Jr. regarding a possible welterweight title bout against Robert Guerrero.
“I have started conversations with Team Mayweather for a potential fight between Robert and Floyd,” Schaefer said at a press event to promote the Miguel Cotto-Austin Trout fight Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “I really have nothing more to say at this point, except that we’ve had ongoing discussions.”
The 29-year-old Guerrero became a legitimate player in the Mayweather sweepstakes Saturday night by beating two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto in a highly entertaining, 12-round fight in Ontario, Calif. Guerrero (31-1, 18 KOs, 2 NC), of Gilroy, Calif., dropped Berto twice on his way to a unanimous-decision win in a bout broadcast by HBO.
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