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Sulaiman: Mayweather-Guerrero Negotiations Continue

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman was informed that there are still ongoing negotiations to finalize a match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18KOs) for May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Guerrero is the mandatory challenger to Mayweather's WBC welterweight championship.

Contrary to numerous reports, Sulaiman was told there are no financial issues on the side of Team Guerrero and the monetary figures were agreed upon several weeks ago.

Sulaiman continues to deny the possibility of Mayweather facing IBF champion Devon Alexander. Last week Mayweather named Alexander as "the frontrunner" to face him on May 4.

"When these things happen [Mayweather selecting his opponent], the WBC is always consulted and nobody has shared anything with us [about Alexander]. Based on what I've always known, there are ongoing negotiations with [Mayweather and] Guerrero - and it's a mandatory fight for both. I'd rather not talk about [this situation with Alexander]. All I know is that [Mayweather is] going to fight Guerrero, and everything else is just unverifiable" Sulaiman said.

"At the moment, negotiations are still going forward with Guerrero. If Guerrero steps aside and allows them to fight, I would have to verify that directly. But I would rather not get involved in these discussions about a subject that has not been proven to be true."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=NatiKid;13033130]ya vs burns if so that card is beyond stacked. i would not be surprised to see broner fight a mexican tho[/QUOTE] Burns is already fighting Vasquez, so it would have to be another top contender like Rees.

Comment by newcastleking on 02-14-2013

Broner wouldve had a very competitive fight if he would have fought Vasquez whom called him out bigtime. But Broner wants his guys standing dead in front of em. As for Guerrero, hes way mentally stronger than Alexander thats for…

Comment by Poloro87 on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13033198]floyd is waiting for rees to beat broner(which he will easily) then rees vs mayweather in may.[/QUOTE] I know u don't seriously think that lol. Broner want have a competitive fight till he moves up to 140.

Comment by ddangerous on 02-14-2013

Hope this is true. In terms of entertainment value, Guerrero >>> Alexander.

Comment by PAC-BOY on 02-14-2013

:WORD: Floyd wants no part of Guerrero. He wants to fight the easy fight with Alexander. He dont want Guererro.

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