Floyd says Guerrero will be victim No. 43
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. lauded Robert Guerrero for stepping up to the plate and challenging the undefeated fighter, but predicted that “The Ghost” will end up as just another victim.
On May 4 in Las Vegas, Mayweather will step in the ring for the first time in almost a year and try to extend his 42-match winning streak against the dangerous Guerrero.
“I’m excited for the challenge, and fully expect a good, tough fight from him,” Mayweather said in a report that appeared on ESPN UK.
“However, I do expect the same outcome for him as all of the others who have challenged me before. Forty two have tried, 42 have failed,” he added. “He will No. 43.”
Mayweather did praise Guerrero (31-1-1, 2 NC), who earned his title shot after beating former champion Andre Berto in an exciting fight last November.
“I know Guerrero has been campaigning to fight me for quite a while now, and I am happy to give him his opportunity,” said Mayweather.
“His name is mentioned among the other great champions in boxing today, and that means he has proven himself in the ring,” he added.
But facing off against Mayweather will be an entirely different challenge. “He will now have to prove himself against me, which is a whole other story,” Mayweather said.
The fight against Guerrero will be Mayweather’s first since outpointing Miguel Cotto in May 2012 in Las Vegas. It will also be the first fight under his new deal with the Showtime network.