Saturday’s Big Fight Card Preview ‘May Day’ – Mayweather vs Guerrero

Published On May 3, 2013 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

Saturday’s Big Fight Card Preview ‘May Day’ – Mayweather vs Guerrero 

Mayweather vs Guerrero - Saturday’s Big Fight Card Preview ‘May Day’

By Niall Doran

The boxing world really seems to comes alive the week of a Mayweather fight. The promotion and hype for this weekend’s mega event between Mayweather vs Guerrero in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is almost over. Now the reality of what is about to take place is slowly but surely sinking in for both fighters and I’m sure once they step on the weighing scales later today they will well and truly be in fight mode. The brutal task that lies in front of both of them is now what’s on their minds – punish your opponent more than he punishes you.

Going into the fight the odds to no one’s surprise are heavily stacked in favour of the money man, Floyd Mayweather. However Guerrero’s past accomplishments and impressive record should also be acknowledged, given the fact he has moved through to weight classes to captures world titles in four different divisions, and has notable wins over names like Berto, Katsidis & Casamayor.

However on close inspection both Casamayor and Katsidis were well over the hill at the time he beat them and Berto arguably was not at his best coming off a year lay off from the sport following troubles back home in his native Haiti. I’m a big believer in styles making fights and I think in this particular fight Floyd has picked an opponent who stylistically is suited down to the ground for him. Guerrero essentially likes to come forward and brawl, although at times he has shown he does have a boxing brain. But when fighters are in there with Floyd he capitalises on any mistakes they make and inevitably fighters always revert to type, or what their best at – which in Guerrero’s cases is coming forward and making it a rough and tough fight. Floyd has always shown that any fighter who try’s to come forward like this, apply pressure and try to get in on the inside, quiet simply fail every time. I have a feeling this fight could almost play out to something similar to how Floyd boxed Ricky Hatton back in 2007. With his father back in his corner I can see him having more of an emphasis on defense as opposed to the Cotto and Mosely fights where he seemed to engage a bit more. I can see him pot-shoting Guerrero who is a southpaw and may be susceptible to Mayweather’s lead right hands and jab followed by right hands. For me Mayweather might have to be careful early on but I can see him brutalising Guerrero with a boxing masterclass. I just think he’s due an outstanding performance coming off the Cotto fight where he clearly got hit more than he usually does. Could be wrong but my prediction is – Floyd by stoppage in either round 6, 7 or 8 in what should be an entertaining fight.

On the under card an intriguing Mexican featherweight title scrap is provided in the form of established champion Daniel Ponce De Leon defending his WBC featherweight crown against the very popular Abner Mares who is moving up in weight for this one. On the face of it, it likes to be a fairly competitive and evenly matched fight. On one hand you have the southpaw Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35KO’s) who at 32 is a guy in his prime who’s been at the top level for a few years now and bidding to make the second defense of his title. On the other hand you have a guy on the rise at the moment in Abner Mares who comes into the fight in great form and undefeated (25-0-1, 13 KO’s). I think this win could have the making of a classic Mexican war with both fighters being very proud warriors. I can see this one going the distance, Mares by unanimous decision for me.

Enjoy the boxing this weekend fight fans. There’s nothing like a Mayweather fight weekend!

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound! Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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