The pound-for-pound best boxer on planet Earth, Floyd Mayweather, puts that distinction on the line, including the WBC welterweight championship, against 30-year-old "Ghost," Robert Guerrero, later on tonight (Sat., May 4, 2013) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV).
Mayweather has been away for nearly a full year, having last competed on May 5, 2012, when he took care of Miguel Cotto in a bout that proved far more difficult than originally anticipated. That's not to say he's vulnerable but in the year since, he's spent time in the big house.
Guerrero, meanwhile, jumped from lightweight to welterweight and continued his run of success, utilizing his dirty boxing style to punch up and beat down his opponents on the way to this 147-pound showdown.
He says he'll do the same to "Money" May. We shall see.
The hype is in full effect. Hell, it was insanity when they first came face to face, as evidenced here:
Now all that's left is the final wrapping of the hands, the putting on of the gloves, and the walking down that aisle to get inside that squared circle and throw down.
Let's do this!
Remember, too, that our under card quick results will begin to flow around 7 p.m. ET later this evening and run right on through to our main card PPV coverage, which is set to start at 9 p.m. ET, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expect Mayweather and Guerrero to enter the squared circle around midnight.
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