Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mayweather-Guerrero presser: Floyd ignores Ruben Guerrero’s taunts

The Mayweather-Guerrero press conference was a routine affair until Robert Guerrero’s father/trainer Ruben Guerrero got to the podium.

Ruben Guerrero: I don’t talk s__t man, I back it up. I back it up baby, anytime, anywhere, like I said and we’re going to beat-up that woman beater, the one who beat up his wife, man . . . his wife in front of his kids, you guys like that s__t? You like this guy? A woman beater? He must have learned that from his dad. Woman beater baby, we’re going to beat that woman beater. See how he’s going to like it, he’s going to get it from a real man. We’re going to beat that woman beater down! You guys hear me what I said baby!

Oscar de la Hoya tried to get Guerrero away from the mic.

Oscar: It’s okay, it’s okay.

Ruben: Beat up his wife in front of his kids. That’s bulls__t man! He talked about my son, how he’s a hypocrite, how about him? Woman beater! He beats up women and goes to jail!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Odds and history favor Money to remain undefeated

While many experts feel that Robert Guerrero is going to be a very tough out for Floyd Mayweather when the two men meet on Saturday on Showtime pay-per-view, the oddsmakers don't necessarily agree. Mayweather is currently sitting at around a -700 favorite to Guerrero's underdog odds of between +450 and +550.

The good news for Guerrero fans is that those odds close to mirror Mayweather's odds against Miguel Cotto in his last time in the ring. Cotto was able to have a good amount of success against Floyd, pressuring him into the ropes and winning more rounds against "Money" than any fighter since Jose Luis Castillo. Of course, Cotto being competitive meant that instead of losing 120-108 on the scorecards he lost by scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Boxing: Mayweather vs. Guerrero PPV preview, discussion, live fight coverage May 4

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.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ponce De Leon vs. Mares ready for war

While every boxing fan, media, and insider is pumped up about the May 4 Mayweather vs. Guerrero fight, the co-feature between WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-4, 35 KOs) and unbeaten former super bantamweight champion Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13 KOs) could steal the show. However for longtime Southern California boxing manager Frank Espinoza this may be the toughest fight he has ever had to watch. Espinoza manages the career of both fighters.

“It will be a great night of boxing. For me it’s going to be awkward for the fact that my son and I are not going to be walking out with either fighter. I will be in the ring greeting the fighters wishing them good luck,” Espinoza told Fightnews.com. “This is going to be a great opportunity for both of them. This fight came when I got the call from Richard Schaefer after a discussion if I would put my fighters up with one another. So I had a conversation with Abner and one separately with Ponce and they both agreed.”

Espinoza began managing the career of Abner Mares back in late 2008 and he entered Mares into the Showtime Bantamweight Tournament guiding him to a world title in December of 2010 when he defeated Vic Darchinyan by split decision. Since then Mares has continued to pile up wins in his undefeated career.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mayweather vs. Guerrero: Money Team Win on May 4 Paves Way for Canelo Superfight

With boxing's greatest current star set to re-enter the ring on May 4 in Las Vegas Mayweather vs Guerrero, the ultimate talk of a superfight will command media wavelengths with another Floyd Mayweather Jr. win.

It won't be with Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez or any of Money May's previous or dream opponents.

Canelo Alvarez is contender No. 1 for Mayweather's throne, assuming things go swimmingly against Robert Guerrero on May 4 in a bout that will be the first in a 30-month, six-fight span for the pound-for-pound king (h/t Showtime Sports).

It might not be the superfight we all expected, but it's the one that boxing needs right now.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Mayweather vs. Guerrero Showtime All Access: Best Moments from Episode 2

When Robert Guerrero steps into the ring at the MGM Grand on May 4 against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., he will be facing the biggest challenge of his professional career.

But for the man known as "The Ghost" boxing may provide just a brief respite from the problems he faces outside the ring.

Guerrero was arrested at New York's JFK International Airport for attempting to board a plane while in possession of an unloaded handgun. The offense is significant, as New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

Mayweather vs. Guerrero: Money Won't Be Affected by Long Layoff in Title Defense

If you're looking for reasons that Floyd "Money" Mayweather will be upset by Robert Guerrero, don't count Mayweather's nearly year-long layoff as one of them. It won't be an issue.

When Mayweather steps into the ring to take on the latest challenger to his undefeated record on May 5, it will be 364 days since his May 4, 2012 bout with Miguel Cotto. By contrast, Guerrero fought twice in that same time span.

While long layoffs can often have negative effects on a fighter's performance, Mayweather has shown throughout his career that he's not one of those fighters. Despite 43 career bouts, Mayweather hasn't been one to keep too busy. He's fought just once a year since 2009 and didn't even have a bout in 2008.

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