Guerrero the first of up to six fights in 30 months for Mayweather

Phil Jay 19/02/2013

Floyd Mayweather’s newly-inked mega-deal with Showtime means that the world’s premiere fighter can choose to fight up to six times in the next two and half years as part of the arrangement.

The first of those bumper pay-days will be mandatory challenger to his WBC welterweight title Robert Guerrero, who steps in to headline the Mexican holiday card appropriately named ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ in homage to the weekend.

Guerrero, 29, has been patiently awaiting his opportunity amidst diversion calls from Mayweather to fight the likes of Devon Alexander in recent weeks, although ‘The Ghost’ now gets the chance as stipulated by the WBC months ago.

35 year-old Mayweather fights for the 44th time, and the first time in a year when the two collide at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and stands to extend his stay as the world’s richest sportsman for many years to come under the Showtime banner.