Guerrero ahead of Alvarez in Mayweather race

Although unconfirmed, Robert Guerrero looks set to earn a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4th, beating light-middleweight king Saul Alvarez for the privilege of challenging the greatest fighter of his generation.

The 29 year-old has been slated to be the 44th foe to attempt to overthrow Mayweather in his sixteen-year career by several sources, including statistics website Boxrec, and could conceivably be formally announced before the New Year.

The card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is to be named ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ as it takes place on the same weekend as the Mexican holiday and will hold significance for Guerrero, who is of Latino descent.

The bout will be the first for Mayweather, 35, since his incarceration between June and August this year, with a second fight planned for September as the American looks to cement his place as the pound for pound best.

The impending contest should now mean that Mayweather will relinquish the WBA 154lb super title that ‘Money’ claimed when defeating Miguel Cotto in May this year and would then leave Austin Trout as the sole belt holder.