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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Robert Guerrero

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Robert Guerrero

Date: 4th May 2013

Venue: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Title: WBC World Welterweight Title

Promoter: Golden Boy promotions & Mayweather promotions

Tv: Showtime Pay-Per-View

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 43 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 146 lbs

Robert Guerrero
( 31 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 147 lbs

On Saturday 4th May 2013, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted the highly anticipated WBC World Welterweight Title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero. The fight was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and was broadcasted on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Mayweather, who entered the fight as the WBC welterweight champion and Guerrero as the interim WBC welterweight champion, dominated the fight from the outset, using his elusive style to avoid Guerrero's attacks and counter with quick jabs and hooks. Guerrero tried to use his power and pressure to wear Mayweather down, but it proved ineffective against Mayweather's superior defense.

The fight elicited boos from the crowd, especially during the 11th and 12th rounds when Mayweather seemed content to "box smart" and avoid any unnecessary risks. Nevertheless, Mayweather's performance was efficient and effective, and the judges scored the fight unanimously in his favor, with scores of 117-111, 117-111, and 117-111.

Mayweather's victory marked his first defense in his second reign as the WBC welterweight champion, and he also claimed The Ring Magazine Welterweight Title, which was vacant at the time of the fight. This was the 21st world title fight for Mayweather, who had an impressive record of 44 wins, no losses, and 26 knockouts before the fight.

It is worth noting that Mayweather's victory came after a year's absence from the ring, during which he was jailed for domestic violence against Josie Harris, the mother of their three children. The controversy surrounding Mayweather's personal life was not a significant factor in the fight's outcome, but it did add to the overall media attention surrounding the event.

In terms of earnings, Mayweather's fight against Guerrero reportedly generated $150 million in pay-per-view revenue, making it the second-highest-grossing pay-per-view fight in history at the time, behind Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather himself earned a reported $32 million for the fight, while Guerrero earned $3 million.

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