Saturday May 4, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero PPV presented by Showtime Boxing. Mayweather vs. Guerrero airs this Saturday, May 4 live on pay-per-view with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage, including results and discussion.
For many years, Floyd Money Mayweather has been, at worst, the #2 best pound for pound boxer in the world, and in the eyes of many, he's always been #1. Now that Manny Pacquiao, Floyd's rival for that top spot, has tasted defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez, there's no doubt - Floyd is the man. He's a once in a generation kind of fighter, and one who will eventually have a place on the list of all time greats.
That makes watching a Floyd Mayweather fight both thrilling, and, at times, a bit predictable. It's been quite some time since Mayweather faced an opponent who fans thought had a serious shot against him. Recent fights against the likes of Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz, and Miguel Cotto have all had the feeling of mere formality, though Cotto did manage to push Mayweather at times.
That's the same feeling hanging in the air for this challenge from Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Guerrero comes in off the biggest win of his career, defeating Andre Berto last November in a memorably grueling battle. But that win is just not enough to make him a real threat to Mayweather. As our own Brent Brookhouse pointed out, the end result is that the hype behind Mayweather vs. Guerrero is a bit lacking.
For Saturday night, fan are left with a decision. Is it worth paying quite a bit to watch one of the all time greats do his thing again? Or does the predictablity make it a fight worth skipping? Mayweather rather famously received a huge paycheck to sign with Showtime for this fight, so the network is certainly hoping he'll draw enough regardless of the fight. And they're probably right - after all, in every "predictable" fight, there's always the chance for a Tyson vs. Douglas, or at least a Pacquiao vs. Bradley.
What it ultimately comes down to is this - Floyd's never lost, and he probably won't this weekend. But there's the vague chance that he does - and what boxing fan is willing to miss that?
Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero is the fourth fight on the PPV broadcast. Also featured will be J'Leon Love vs. Gabriel Rosado, Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alexander Munoz, and Abner Mares vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon. The Mares vs. Ponce de Leon fight in particular is well worth a watch, as it marks the first time the undefeated Mares is stepping up to 126 pounds. That should be an excellent clash.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Showtime Boxing Mayweather vs. Guerrero PPV results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, May 4.
MAYWEATHER VS. GUERRERO RESULTS:
Floyd Mayweather def. Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision (117-111 x 3)
Abner Mares def. Daniel Ponce de Leon by TKO round 9 2:20
Leo Santa Cruz def. Alexander Munoz by TKO round 5 1:05
J'Leon Love def. Gabriel Rosado by split decision (94-95, 97-92, 95-94)