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Mayweather Injures Hand, Canelo Event May Replace Him

Floyd Mayweather has retained his World Boxing Council welterweight title after beating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. World Boxing Council champion Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect record to 44 victories on Saturday, beating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in their welterweight title fight.

Mayweather, who was defending his title for the first time since serving close to three months in jail last year after being convicted of domestic violence, dominated a Guerrero for the majority of the fight at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

All three judges scored the 12-round fight 117-111 in favour of Mayweather. In his first fight in a year, 36-year-old Mayweather snapped Guerrero's 15-fight win streak dating back to 2005. While Mayweather improved to 44-0 with 26 knockouts, Guerrero fell to 31-2-1 with 18 wins inside the distance.

Following the match, Mayweather indicated that he injured his right hand. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has set aside a date of September 14th at the MGM Grand for Mayweather's next fight. If Mayweather is unable to move forward on the September date. Schaefer says his company will still move forward on the date with WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

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

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13327624]Injures hand......Oh boy...Take another year off now! :WORD:[/QUOTE] That's a dumb thing to say. If that much time is needed, he could. Should Manny retire because he got knocked out? Up to Manny. He can fight again. Try to be…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 05-05-2013

Is it me or does it REALLY feel like Canelo-Floyd won't happen in September even if Floyd is ready. Seems like that is being saved for next year May.

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 05-05-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13327624]Injures hand......Oh boy...Take another year off now! :WORD:[/QUOTE] at least his vagina is still intact.

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-05-2013

it's all up 2 Floyd, he's aware alvarez has a big size, wt & strength advantage...mayb next year...

Comment by Cinci Champ on 05-05-2013

na i think he knows hes running out of precious time he said after the fight it wont affect his september fight. early winter at latest

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