Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero

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May Day
MayweatherVsGuerrero.png
DateMay 4, 2013
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
Title(s) on the lineWBC Welterweight title.
The Ring Welterweight title
Tale of the tape
Boxer United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. United States Robert Guerrero
Nickname Money The Ghost
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Gilroy, California, U.S.
Pre-fight record 43–0 (26 KO) 31–1–1 (18 KO)
2 NC
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Style Orthodox Southpaw
Recognition WBA Super Welterweight Champion.
WBC Welterweight Champion.
Ring No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound.
Ring No. 1 ranked Welterweight.
Ring No. 1 ranked Jr. Middleweight.
Interim WBC Welterweight Champion.
Ring No. 3 ranked Welterweight.
Ring No. 9 ranked pound-for-pound.
Result
Floyd Mayweather via Unanimous Decision
(117-111, 117-111, 117-111)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero, billed as May Day, was a boxing welterweight championship superfight for Mayweather's World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight title and vacant Ring Welterweight title.[1] The bout was held on May 4, 2013, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on Showtime PPV. The bout was the first major televised fight of Mayweather's career to not be aired on HBO PPV. The card featured some of the rising stars of Mayweather Promotions: J'Leon Love, Badou Jack, Luis Arias, Ronald Gavril and Lanell Bellows.[2] Mayweather won via unanimous decision with Guerrero winning the first 3 rounds, before Mayweather adjusted and won from the 4th to 12th round.

Reception[edit]

Mayweather's assistant trainer (his father) advised him onto a very defensive strategy, saying that "the less you get hit, the longer you last". This style of fighting elicited boos from the crowd especially during the 11th and 12th round when Floyd may have believed he had the score "locked up" already and didn't need to win any more rounds, saying that "When you're up on the cards, box smart."[3][4][5][6]

Fight earnings[edit]

Floyd Mayweather equaled his own all time base purse record with a guaranteed $32 million.[7] Robert Guerrero was guaranteed $3 million.[8]

Fight Card[edit]

Weight Class Result Round Time Notes
Welterweight United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. def. United States Robert Guerrero Unanimous Decision 12 3:00 Championship bout.
Featherweight Mexico Abner Mares def. Mexico Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO 9 2:20 Championship bout.
Super Bantamweight Mexico Léo Santa Cruz def. Venezuela Alexander Muñoz TKO 5 1:05
Middleweight United States J'Leon Love vs. United States Gabriel Rosado No Contest 10 3:00
Super Middleweight Romania Ronald Gavril def. United States Roberto Yong TKO 3 2:12
Super Middleweight United States Lanell Bellows def. United States Matt Garretson TKO 4 0:32
Super Middleweight United States Luis Arias def. United States DonYil Livingston Majority Decision 6 3:00
Light Heavyweight Sweden Badou Jack def. Ghana Michael Gbenga TKO 3 2:26

International broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Australia Main Event
 Brazil SporTV
 Canada Bell TV PPV
 China CCTV-5
 Denmark TV3 Sport
 Estonia Viasat Sport Baltic
 France beIN Sport
 Japan WOWOW
 Latvia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Lithuania Viasat Sport Baltic
 Malaysia Astro
 Mexico Televisa Deportes
 New Zealand Sky Arena
 Norway Viasat Sport
 Panama RPC-TV
 Philippines Solar Sports, GMA Network, GMA News TV† and AKTV on IBC††
 Poland Orange Sport
 Portugal Sport TV
 Qatar Al Jazeera Sports
 Romania GSP TV
 Russia NTV Plus
 Spain Canal+
 South Africa SuperSport
 Thailand TrueVisions
 United Kingdom BoxNation
 United States Showtime PPV
 Venezuela Meridiano

† The GMA News TV version cancelled due to low ratings of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero, billed as May Day
†† AKTV on IBC coverage have stopped airing due to high blocktime costs of Mayweather-Guerrero fight during primetime telecast. The last AKTV sports block before its shut down on May 31, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ring Ratings Update: Mayweather-Guerrero for RING welterweight title". CraveOnline. 2013-03-06.
  2. ^ "Mayweather Promotions Fighters". mayweatherpromotions.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  3. ^ "Floyd Mayweather Jr Proves Now". espn. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  4. ^ sports.yahoo.com
  5. ^ bostonherald.com
  6. ^ "Floyd Mayweather beats Robert Guerrero - as it happened". Guardian. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Floyd Mayweather equals his own all-time record with $32 million base purse". 2013-05-03.
  8. ^ "Mayweather produces masterclass against Guerrero to cruise to punch-perfect victory". Daily Mail. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
W12 Miguel Cotto
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bouts
May 5, 2013
Succeeded by
W12 Saúl Álvarez
Preceded by
W12 Andre Berto
Robert Guerrero's bouts
May 5, 2013
Succeeded by
W12 Yoshihiro Kamegai