Mayweather puts question mark against Guerrero bout on May 4
WBC welterweight and WBA light-middleweight title holder Floyd Mayweather Jr. is giving nothing away on who he may oppose in his next fight after stating that a much-peddled clash with Robert Guerrero is ‘just a rumour’ so far.
The pound for pound star is widely tipped to be close to announcing a fight against the multi-weight champion for his ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ promotion on May 4 – with heralded Mexican Saul Alvarez lined up for a chief support slot.
Whether the unbeaten 35 year-old is using his statement as a smokescreen for a potential agreement with Guerrero, who is in fact his mandatory challenger with the WBC, will come to light soon and put an end to the continued speculation once and for all.
Guerrero, 29, has been calling for a test against Mayweather for some time now and has strategically positioned himself with the World Boxing Council so that he cannot be ignored. ‘The Ghost’ currently holds the interin version of Floyd’s title and may be handed the full WBC title if the fight doesn’t come off in the next few months.
‘Money’ has never been one to dwell on titles though and will seek out the biggest challenge on offer – with a fight against ‘Canelo’ looking the most lucrative option.
Mayweather could well fight both Golden Boy stars this year anyway and it’s just up to the five-weight world title holder which one decides to take on first.