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Guerrero bamboozled by Mayweather masterclass

Phil Jay 05/05/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. answered all his critics and doubters tonight by proving that nothing has changed since his last performance a year ago as he dominated mandatory challenger Robert Guerrero.

At 36, some had questioned whether ring rust and his summer 2012 jail time would have an affect on Mayweather, but that was never the case from the outset as ‘Money’ kept a firm grip on his WBC belt and his status as pound for pound number one.

Barring a couple of rounds where Guerrero was competitive or Mayweather did little, the fight was a stunning display of defensive-to-offensive counter-punching and on this evidence, the five-weight world champion could go on for years to come.

Floyd’s right hand was the prominent shot as it hit Guerrero’s left eye on numerous occasions and eventually opened up a cut later in the contest. ‘The Ghost’ looked decidedly ordinary at times and will now have to go back to the drawing board after coming up short as many have done before him.

The judges were unanimous in their verdict at the final bell as they all carded 117-111, which was slightly closer than me as I only gave Guerrero one round and a share of another to score 119-110. (see the scorecard here)

Mayweather moves on to 44-0 with the one-sided win, pocketing a minimum of $32 million in the process and will now be back in the ring in September with plenty still left in the tank.