Sunday, 05 May 2013 23:59

Mayweather vs Guerrero: Stats, Facts & Observation

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It was another virtuoso performance by the world's best fighter - Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Although he'd been out of the ring for a year, he looked like he didn't miss a beat, delivering a masterful performance en route to cruising to a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero.

Mayweather vs Guerrero wasn't as exciting as it was beautiful.

Mayweather improved to 44-0, extending the longest unbeaten streak in boxing today as all three judges scored it 117-111 for the 'Money' man.

For those who truly understand boxing and respect Guerrero's superb skills, the bout was another Floyd Mayweather masterpiece.

Floyd Mayweather doesn't fight a fight... He delivers a performance. Watching him fight is like admiring a Picasso. 

Pablo Picasso and one of his masterpieces, Weeping Woman 1937

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Of course one can't appreciate what they don't understand so you if don't have a solid understanding of and appreciation for fine art, a Picasso masterpiece is nothing special.


Instead of booing, fans should have been cheering - or, perhaps, just sat in awe-struck silence to admire a master at work against another elite fighter.

Perhaps casual fans of the sport were expecting Mayweather vs Guerrero to be Rios vs Alvarado but only a foolish fighter would take all that punishment if he has skills to dominate without taking such risks. After all, the object of boxing is: Hit and don't be hit - not purposely get your head knocked off.

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Rios and Alvarado are great fighters but fight the way they do because they HAVE TO.
When or if Floyd slows down, we'll see him fight in more of a brawling style.


Conqueror of Andre Berto, The Ghost entered motivated and in great shape but had no answer for Mayweather's speed and skill.

Guerrero is a legitimate champion-level fighter and was worthy of the event. He fought courageously and should be credited for his heart, ability to take punishment and aggressive, never-give-up style.

How often in boxing history does a pound-for-pound fighter like Robert Guererro get toyed with?

He is brash, arrogant and rubs some the wrong way but Floyd Mayweather is truly one of the greatest ever and perhaps the very best of our era.


CompuBox PunchStats

Total Punches Thrown/Landed/Pct
Mayweather: 476/195/41%
Guerrero 581/113/ 19%

Power Punches Thrown/Landed/Pct
Mayweather: 254/153/60%
Guerrero 290/81/ 28%

Jabs Thrown/Landed/Pct
Mayweather: 222/42/19%
Guerrero 291/32/11%


Mayweather vs Guerrero Facts 
  • Floyd Mayweather 43-0, 26 KO vs Robert Guerrero 31-1-1, 18 KOs

  • Knockouts-to-fights ratio entering the bout: Mayweather 60.4%, Guerrero 54.5%

  • Ages: Mayweather - 36, Guerrero - 30

  • Bout was contested for Mayweather's WBC welterweight title and the vacant RING Magazine Welterweight title

  • Mayweather landed a stellar 60% of his power punches while Guerrero landed just 19% of his overall punches.

  • Robert Guerrero, who averaged 71 punches per round in his previous two welterweight fights, unleashed only 48 punches thrown per round against Mayweather

  • Floyd Mayweather threw roughly 30% fewer total punches than the typical welterweight over 12 rounds landed nearly 10% higher (41%).

  • Mayweather tops all active fighters with a +25 rating. (opponents conn. pct- 17% subtracted from Money's conn. pct- 42%).

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero was billed as May Day

  • The fight was the first major televised fight of Mayweather's career to not to 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

  • Mayweather vs Guerrero Purse: Floyd Mayweather equaled his own all time base purse record with a guaranteed $32 Million. Robert Guerrero was guaranteed $3 million.
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