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 Last update:  2/7/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Team Alexander To Floyd: Pick Guerrero To Keep Your '0'
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By Ryan Burton

The social media networks have been buzzing ever since pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) dropped his bombshell tweet stating that IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs) was the frontrunner to be his opponent on May 4th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Prior to the Tuesday tweet, it was widely thought throughout the industry that it was a mere formality that Robert Guerrero would be the one facing Mayweather on Cinco De Mayo weekend.  

Alexander's manager and trainer Kevin Cunningham threw more gasoline on the fire when he exclusively told BoxingScene that Mayweather's only option is facing Guerrero if he wants to keep his perfect record intact.

Earlier today, Cunningham said Alexander is going to receive weeks of therapy to heal his right bicep injury, but he would be ready to fight by April.

"Floyd says Devon is the frontrunner to get the fight but I don't blame him for taking his time with making a decision. Because if I know Floyd he wants to keep his '0', so he better choose Robert Guerrero," Cunningham said.

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Tags: Devon Alexander , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Robert Guerrero , Mayweather-Alexander , Mayweather vs Alexander



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comment by Illdil, on 02-08-2013
Man this fight if it ever happens its gona b the worst Mayweather opponent of All time! Seriously Why Devon Alexander!!?? This guy is a OK fighter and a couple of years back the most hyped fighter ever! Floyd should fight Guerrero he is the better option. But I would love to see Floyd take a real...

comment by turkas, on 02-08-2013
[QUOTE=BIGLEX]Maybe your right about Alexander being on HBO longer than Guerrero but I still wouldn't say he's more known to the common fan. The fact that Guerrero has fought on both networks(HBO, SHOWTIME) many times as oppose to one network helps build his exposure to a wider audience because n...

comment by BrokenHat, on 02-08-2013
I'd definitely prefer to see Floyd fight Guerrero, but I also don't see how belts are an issue here. Surely Alexander would just vacate the IBF, which is kinda the crappiest belt of the four anyway, to fight May; no way does Floyd care about the belt. Even if there were not titles on the line, a...

comment by B-Bomber, on 02-08-2013
[QUOTE=BIGLEX]Maybe your right about Alexander being on HBO longer than Guerrero but I still wouldn't say he's more known to the common fan. The fact that Guerrero has fought on both networks(HBO, SHOWTIME) many times as oppose to one network helps build his exposure to a wider audience because n...

comment by Deevel916, on 02-08-2013
[QUOTE=BIGLEX]I agree that Alexander would produce less for Mayweather. I still feel that Guerrero has accomplished more as a boxer than Ortiz, so for him to make the same amount, he probably views it as an insult. I'm not saying Guerrero is a big money fight but simply him being an American with...

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