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Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero predictions
Chris Algieri, Undefeated welterweight, Huntington
Floyd by unanimous decision. He’s too fast and too smart. The ghost will being passion and grit, but as Floyd always says: “Skills Pays the Bills”.
Holt McCallany, Actor and life long boxing fan
It never pays to underestimate Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. But I'm predicting a tough, hard fight. Robert Guerrero is an experienced world champion hungry for victory, but in the end Floyd's speed and counterpunching ability will be enough to get the win. Mayweather by decision.
Titus Williams, Super feathweight/lightweight contender, Elmont
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero are on two different levels. Mayweather is too advanced and he will break him down as the fight goes on. I'm predicting an eighth-round stoppage.
Tommy Rainone, IBA Americas Welterweight champ, Plainview
Floyd wins easy. Guererro is a tough and willing guy who will try to bring the fight to floyd and make it ugly. But he’s two notches below Floyd talent wise and telegraphs everything he throws, so he will be wide open to clean counters and be broken down by the seventh. After that, it’s a matter of Floyd stepping on the gas for the stoppage or cruising to a decision.
Bobby Cassidy, Newsday
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the greatest fighter of this generation. Perhaps even one of the greatest fighters or all time. But the one opponent no one has been able to beat is Father Time. Well, Father Time will team with Robert Guerrero to hand Mayweather the first defeat of his professional career. On paper, it would seem impossible to build a case for Guerrero. There is not a single category in which Guerrero is better than Floyd. He will not be strong enough to knock Mayweather out, but the Ghost will impose his will on the bout. I feel that at this point in time, the sum of Guerrero's parts - including heart, desire and determination - are greater than Floyd's. Like Guerrero's fight against Berto, this will be a long, hard contest, but in the end, Guerrero will win a close unanimous decision.
Marcus Henry, Newsday
All boxers on the wrong side of 30 decline. It’s a fact no one can deny. But some boxers decline more gracefully than others. Enter Floyd Mayweather, Jr., 36. The “Money” man can still bring it if he were 28. That’s what happens when your defense is top-notch and you only fight once a year. Mayweather has avoided taking a lot of punishment in his career, which is why he will look spry when he faces Robert Guerrero on Saturday. Guerrero’s southpaw style could give Mayweather fits early, but Mayweather adjusts and adapts during a fight better than anyone in the world. Mayweather won’t dominate like the fight like he used to, but he’ll win by unanimous decision in the 116-112, 115-113 range.
Greg Logan, Newsday
Robert Guerrero is a tough professional fighter with a long string of wins over quality opponents. I agree with those who say Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reaching the stage where he might be vulnerable. Guerrero falls short in terms having the class to expose Mayweather, yet his toughness and Mayweather’s caution when he senses danger should make it a reasonably close, competitive fight. When a big-time bout comes down to a decision in Las Vegas, you always can count on Nevada judges to follow the “Money,” which is what will happen here.