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Commentary: Get ready for ‘Cinco de Mayweather’

By | May 02, 2013 | Sports

Boxing sensation puts undefeated streak on the line in what has become a boxing tradition

It has become a Cinco de Mayo tradition.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will once again step into the ring to put his undefeated record on the line during the Mexican holiday weekend.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather will put his World Boxing Council welterweight title and undefeated streak on the line Saturday against Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) at the MGM Grand. Guerrero is a 7-1 underdog in the bout. Jacob Langston / McClatchy-Tribune

Floyd “Money” Mayweather will put his World Boxing Council welterweight title and undefeated streak on the line Saturday against Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) at the MGM Grand. Guerrero is a 7-1 underdog in the bout. Jacob Langston / McClatchy-Tribune

The first time Mayweather fought on May 5 was in 2007 when he took on Oscar De La Hoya in a clash of two legends.

Walking out to the ring, Maywether boldly wore a shirt that read “Mexico Loves Mayweather.”

Nothing Mayweather does seems to surprise anybody, but it was a classic moment in the boxer’s illustrious career as he walked out with a split decision victory.

Mayweather’s second May 5 weekend bout was in 2010 against Shane Mosley – a unanimous decision win.

Last year, Mayweather face perhaps the toughest test in his career when he defeated Miguel Cotto on May 5. Mayweather won a unanimous decision, but Cotto pressured Mayweather for 12 rounds, giving him fits and taking the fight to Mayweather more than anybody ever had.

Up next is Robert Guerrero. He doesn’t have the name recognition of a De La Hoya, Mosley or Cotto, but he may just be the right guy to knock Mayweather off his boxing perch.

Guerrero is a boxer that local fans should be familiar with.

He is a Mexican-American boxer from Gilroy.

He also has fought four times at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore.

His only career loss actually took place in Lemoore way back on Dec. 12, 2002. Since then Guerrero has reeled off 15 straight victories.

But is Guerrero ready to take on a boxer the legendary status of Mayweather?

Don’t count on it.

Mayweather is just too good. He is almost untouchable. No matter how much pressure Guerrero brings to the table, Mayweather is just too savvy a fighter to take any real punishment.

It is always a big deal when Mayweather steps into the ring. People should get excited to watch Mayweather fight. But the drama goes out the window the day the fight contract gets signed.

There is no way Mayweather would put his undefeated record and legacy on the line this late in his career. He is a smart businessman and would do nothing to harm the Mayweather brand.

He knows what he is doing. He knows how to hand pick his opponents. He knows Guerrero is simply not fast enough to keep up with him.

Go ahead and pay the $54.95 for the pay per view. It is definitely worth the money. Just don’t expect any kind of an upset to happen.

Just sit back and enjoy watching Mayweather pick a part yet another opponent and appreciate his greatness.

Mayweather via decision … again.

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