Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather-Guerrero: The Trainers Prediction Roundtable

by David P. Greisman

John Scully (Mayweather): “A lot of people are listening to the hype and think Guerrero is going to win. I’ve seen a lot of people say that, and I understand the reasons why. Maybe Mayweather’s older, he’s slowed down a little bit, Guerrero’s hungry, etc., etc. But until somebody gives me a reason to believe otherwise, I still feel the same as I’ve felt for the last five years — I don’t see anyone beating Mayweather. That holds true for Saturday night.

“I think his speed and his intelligence and especially his conditioning, I think that gets lost on a lot of people. A lot of times guys like Floyd, unfortunately they get labeled — because they’re fast, and Roy [Jones] had the same thing — people say they’re just using their natural gifts. But Floyd is in tremendous shape. I know people who train at the gym with him, and they tell me how hard he trains. He’s a tremendous worker. I think being in that kind of shape, with those kind of skills, it’s almost an unbeatable thing.

“I still think [it ends by] decision. Guerrero’s tough enough to dig in. He’s got a lot of fight. I don’t think it’s going to be an annihilation, but I don’t think it’s going to be close.”

Sam Garcia (Guerrero): “I’ve got Robert Guerrero, the hometown guy. I think he’s going to rough him up. I think he’s got a good game plan. And I think that his strengths are to the few weaknesses that Floyd has, if he has any. That would be that he’s going to try and box, and that’s going to play right into Robert’s hands. He’s not going to have to worry about a guy putting pressure on him. He’s not going to have to worry about fighting back or being on the ropes or giving away rounds by getting outworked.

“I think Robert’s going to be the one pressing the action. I think he’s going to be the one pumping the jab. I think he’s going to be the one to land the left hand to the body. I think the left hand to the body is key for him. The left uppercut to the body is his best punch. He’s put a lot of guys down with it in the past. I think he’s going to carry the rounds by outworking and roughing up Floyd for 12 rounds and a decision.

[Garcia was then asked whether it’s that Guerrero is that good, Mayweather has slipped somewhat, or a combination of both.] “I think it’s a little combination of both. I think Robert is really good. I think he’s one of the best fighters in the world. But it’s not so much like he’s got all these great tools. He’s not real flashy. He just does everything really well, and he’s a tough guy. Mentally in boxing, I’ve seen so many great, talented fighters wilt under certain kinds of pressures, whether it be outside the ring or inside the ring.

“Robert Guerrero’s gone through about as bad as you can go through for any human being: sleeping on hospital floors while his wife was going through cancer treatments, and he still powered through and got through it. He’s got a lot to fight for. He’s got a lot on his plate. He’s got a lot of motivation. … In boxing, you’ve got to be on your a-game all the time, and at what point can you say Floyd is not on his a-game anymore. I think this might be the point. You saw a little bit of slippage from the Cotto fight. He can’t possibly be this invincible guy that everyone thinks he is forever, right?”

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (Mayweather): “I just think that Floyd has too much experience in the big fights on the big stage. Robert Guerrero, he’s only been on the big stage if he calls [Andre] Berto a big stage. But Floyd’s been on it numerous times, And skill-wise, Floyd is a very skilled fighter, as we all know. And then the other intangible is that 43 have tried and 43 have failed. So that’s it a nutshell. I think Floyd wins either by decision or Floyd stops him in nine or 10 rounds. Guerrero will survive by heart, because he’s that type of fighter. He has a lot to prove. But it’s going to be a lot more than that.”

Ronnie Shields (Mayweather): “I think Floyd Mayweather is going to win. He’s got too much experience, and he’s just too good of a fighter. He’s a very smart, intelligent fighter, and he’s not going to be lured into whatever Guerrero wants to do. He’s going to put Guerrero in a different position than he’s ever been in his life. Floyd took this fight very seriously. I think you’re going to see Floyd really go out and prove to people why he’s the best fighter in the world today. Floyd Mayweather by unanimous decision.”

Henry Ramirez (Mayweather): "I'm picking Mayweather by decision, unless he somehow gets old overnight. I expect Guerrero to be very aggressive and try and make it an ugly fight and push the pace. He will have some success, but in the end Mayweather's skill and defensive smarts will have him cruise to a unanimous decision."

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hilis on 05-04-2013

If you look back at the Cotto fight, the punch that had the greatest success against Floyd was Cotto's left-especially the jab when Floyd was on the ropes. Floyd just shoulder rolled the rights, but Cotto's left was getting through...Let's…

Comment by LADIV on 05-04-2013

[QUOTE=noStylez;13325577]Easy work easy money. Mayweather UD. I wouldn't be surprised if he stops Guerrero in the later rounds.[/QUOTE] its not easy work or easy money if you have to go all 12 to get the decicion put'em away in the…

Comment by breatheboxing on 05-04-2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Today’s mega fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., and Fernando “The Ghost” Guerrero, has been called off, as of 6pm local time. Spokesman for “The Money Team” issued a press release stating that the cancellation was…

Comment by noStylez on 05-04-2013

Easy work easy money. Mayweather UD. I wouldn't be surprised if he stops Guerrero in the later rounds.

Comment by Reloaded on 05-04-2013

What Scully said is 100% , as soon I seen the shape Floyd was in , with his skillset its all over .

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse! The Return of Zab Judah Ricardo Mayorga Holds Press Conference, Reveals April 1 Return DeGale: Mayweather Came To My Room, I Doubt I'll Work With Him! Cuadras Sides With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Take Down Canelo Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement