By Rick Reeno
Things are heating up for the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18KOs), scheduled to take place on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime Pay-Per-View will carry the event.
On Tuesday, Robert Guerrero's father and trainer, Ruben Guerrero, held nothing back after taking offense to some recent comments that were made by Floyd Mayweather Sr. , the father and trainer of WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
It didn't take long for Mayweather Sr. to respond, as he continued to warn Ruben Guerrero of the potential physical consequences if he gets out of line.
Mayweather Sr. told Percy Crawford of Fighthype.com the following:
"Motherf***er was talking sh*t about Lil' Floyd and that ain't gonna go down. He say he f***ing 30-0 in the streets? He can get ready to be 30-1 because I don't f*** around. I will be 60 years old on March 15th and I bet you I will break any motherf***ing 50-something-year-old motherf***er down. It don't matter how old he is. I will be at all the press conferences and when he see me, he better be ready. None of that street talking sh*t scare me, motherf***er. He better check my reputation."
Ruben Guerrero never shies away from a fight, whether verbal or physical, and issued his own set of warnings to Mayweather Sr.
"He better not be talking trash brother, because if he wants to do it we can do it. I don't talk sh*t. That f***ing ass is going down. We're going to beat that ass bro. They better be ready. I love to fight bro. I love to fight. Let's do it. That guy don't make me nervous. He ain't shit. I'm from the barrio bro, the barrio. I'll knock his f***ing ass out. However he wants to do it we can do it. If we go to the [MGM] parking lot, I'll be walking back by myself because I'll kick his f***ing ass," Ruben told BoxingScene.com.
"I don't want to hear no excuses when we whip his son's ass. You remember what happened to [Andre] Berto? It's going to be worse on him. He's going to have to pick his f***ing son's ass off the ground. Robert is going to knock his ass out and send him straight to the hospital like Berto. He won't even make it to the press conference because we're going to punish his ass and send him to the hospital. [Floyd Sr.] better train him hard because I don't want him crying because he has to take his son to the hospital. This is our fight. I just want to tell everyone, we're going to shock the world. We're going to kick his ass."