Guerrero Still Making Push to Land Mayweather Fight
With the news that Floyd Mayweather has been able to postpone his jail sentence, and train and prepare for a May 5th fight, the debate has shifted to who Mayweather may be facing.
Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com reports that according to Richard Schaefer, the candidates other than Manny Pacquiao appear to have been narrowed down to RING No. 2-rated lightweight Robert Guerrero, a five-belt winner over the course of three divisions, and RING No. 2-ranked junior middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, holder of his division’s WBC crown.
Guerrero went on to say, “I’m happy that Floyd Mayweather was able to work out his legal problems, giving him more time to spend with his family. It’s been known that I’ve been seeking a fight with him since he announced his May 5th date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I’ve done everything in boxing to garner a mega-fight with Floyd. I’m undefeated in six world title fights, including a championship overseas. Out of those six fights, four of them ended by KO. Also I want to say, If I get this mega fight with Floyd Mayweather, I’m going to donate a sizeable portion of my purse to cancer research.”
Guerrero continued, “Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest weekends for boxing throughout history. I will represent the Mexican and boxing fans worldwide with honor and pride if Floyd chooses me. Believe me when I say this, I will shock the world and be the first fighter to dethrone Mayweather.”