Almost a year to the day since his last bout, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather steps back into the ring against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero this evening hoping to keep his unbeaten record intact.
There has been quite a lot of talk this week on social networks regarding ironically the lack of hype for this fight. Many see this on paper as a fight Floyd should win comfortably via a late stoppage or a clear points decision.
At 30 years old Guerrero has climbed his way to the top, and this is by far his biggest challenge to date in boxing.
Outside of the ring he has had much bigger problems than getting slapped round the chops, with his wife being diagnosed with leukemia in 2007 and relapsing twice from treatment needing a bone marrow transplant in 2010.
During this time Guerrero’s life was as a full time dad to his children, but he returned in 2011 beating Michael Katsidis over 12 rounds.
So many will say nothing can intimidate Guerrero, but make no mistake about it, if he doesn’t make an impression early on and give Mayweather something to think about; he could be in for a long night.
Floyd himself has had very different problems over the past 12 months, having served 30 days in prison on an assault charge after an altercation with his former lover Josie Harris.
At 36 years of age he must know that his boxing days are coming to a close over the next 2 years or so, so he will be keen to put on a show and reassert himself at the top of boxing’s pound for pound tree.
It starts tonight with Guerrero, who looks set be another Mayweather victim.
Enjoy the fight everyone!