Saturday, May 4, 2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero, 12 rounds, welterweight
Daniel Ponce De Leon vs. Abner Mares, 12 rounds, featherweight
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alexander Munoz, 10 rounds, junior featherweight
J'Leon Love vs. Gabriel Rosado, 10 rounds, middleweight
Ronald Gavril vs. Roberto Yong, 4 rounds, super middleweight
Badou Jack vs. Michael Gbenga, 8 rounds, light heavyweight
Luis Arias vs. Donyil Livingston, 6 rounds, super middleweight
Lanell Bellows vs. Matthew Garretson, 4 rounds, super middleweight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0) and Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) have made plenty of headlines leading up to their fight on Saturday, May 4.

The pound-for-pound champ always creates a stir when he puts his undefeated record on the line. Guerrero, meanwhile, enters the fight as a worthy adversary after soundly defeating Andre Berto, and he has the tools to make things interesting.

With the fight drawing so much attention, there's no shortage of predictions for who will come out on top.

Do oddsmakers think Guerrero has what it takes to unseat the champ? How about boxing experts around the web?

Read on for the latest odds and predictions surrounding boxing's big main event.

Oddsmakers seem to be in agreement on this one. The man they call "Money" will be a big favorite.

A 364-day layoff and some jail time may have influenced this line a bit, but that's not enough to move the line any closer than it is.

The really interesting bet to watch will be the over/under. Essentially, this boils down to whether or not the fight will go to a decision. The over is a slight favorite, and that's probably the best bet. Three of Mayweather's last four fights have gone to decision.
Rafael brings up an excellent point. Guerrero's southpaw stance could present issues for Mayweather, especially in the early rounds when he's figuring out his timing. However, no one makes adjustments as well as Mayweather.
ESPN's Kieran Mulvaney believes that Guerrero's aggression and power will make this a tough challenge for Mayweather. But he also believes that Money will turn Guererro's aggression against him as the fight progresses to score the knockout in the 10th frame.
Mulvaney's assertion that Mayweather will turn Guerrero's aggression against him is certainly valid. Adjusting to his opponents has been his calling card throughout his career. However, Guerrero is a tough fighter who has never been knocked out in his career.

If Mayweather really does put away Guerrero, it will be one of the better displays of his power we've seen recently.

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