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Mayweather Dubs Himself “Ghostbuster,” Rips Guerrero

By Ryan Maquiñana

Floyd Mayweather called May 4 opponent Robert Guerrero a “big-time hypocrite” and questioned his viability as a good example for others in the third edition of Showtime’s “All-Access” series (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET/PT).

“This is a religious guy, but he had Marilyn Monroe on his wall in his house,” Mayweather said.  “He’s contradicting himself.  Big-time hypocrite.”

Throughout the buildup to the fight, Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) has criticized Mayweather for his conduct outside the ring, especially his two-month stint in a Las Vegas jail last summer for a domestic violence conviction.

“He’s preaching how he’s supposed to be a role model, talking about me, but this kid is f—king lawns up with a dusty-ass truck,” Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) said, referring to Guerrero doing donuts with his vehicle on the field adjacent to his hometown gym in Gilroy, Calif.

Guerrero, known as “The Ghost,” started his campaign to lure Mayweather into a pay-per-view showdown over a year ago when he boldly called him out via the press.  Though Mayweather eventually agreed to face him, the reigning pound-for-pound king insisted that he’s not impressed with the challenge Guerrero presents.

“He said he’s been calling me out for a year, but I really don’t know him, only from a a couple clips that I’ve seen,” Mayweather added. “Just for starters, he’s a flat-footed fighter.  Me, myself, I’m a winner.  I know how to win.  Come fight night, I’m always able to expose any fighter’s weakness.  We’re the Ghostbusters.”

In an interview with CSNBayArea.com last week during his media workout, Mayweather waited until the end of the chat to throw a verbal jab at his rival, who was arrested last month in New York City on illegal gun possession charges.

“Tune in May 4th.  May Day.  Mayweather versus Guerrero.  And a week later, he gotta go away and do time,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather and Guerrero square off on May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by megadeth on 04-25-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13286934]What about 'Thou shalt not kill', or is it 'Thou shalt not kill unless in self-defense'?[/QUOTE] "Thou shalt not kill" would be better translated as "Thou shalt not murder". Self defense, warfare and capital punishment are the exceptions.…

Comment by radioraheem on 04-24-2013

[QUOTE=Riggsy Pooh;13288041]lol.. my fav. was "another one bites the dust" with gatti.. he should have the whole suit with the backpack and everything lol.. that would be epic if he does that and comes out with bill murry[/QUOTE] Haha. What…

Comment by Interloper on 04-24-2013

BHop already used the "Ghostbuster" line when he fought Kelly Pavlik. This whole promotion is zany. Like a high school fundraiser or something. :smashfrea

Comment by Mr Randy Watson on 04-24-2013

[QUOTE=McAlister;13287963]everyone should tweet floyd to come to ring to ghost busters theme song would be epic if he actually listens and does it[/QUOTE] lol.. my fav. was "another one bites the dust" with gatti.. he should have the whole suit…

Comment by RL_GMA on 04-24-2013

Floyd sometimes comes off like he stopped going to school in the 8th grade. Either that, or he needs a writer for his insults. They make absolutely nooooo sense [IMG]http://www.the-coli.com/images/smilies/mindblown.png[/IMG]

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