It seems that Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have chosen his next opponent for his May 5 date. Most of us had hoped that the mega fight between Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao would be the very fight to take place come May, but with Bob Arum’s evading tactics, this seems less likely.
Recently, Manny Pacquiao has stated that once Arum arrives in the Philippines, he would persuade his manager and promoter to do whatever it takes to get Mayweather Jr. in the ring. In other words, Manny openly stated that it is indeed Mayweather Jr. that the Filipino superstar wants to face as an opponent, and not anyone else on their very underwhelming list.
Now, thesweetscience.com reports that Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero is almost a done deal, and is close to being signed.
This should be upsetting news for many boxing fans out there; as once again, an opponent without a grain of chance is going in against Mayweather Jr.
On one hand, since just recently Arum stated that Pacquiao would not be available to fight May 5 in Las Vegas, it is understandable that Floyd looks for another opponent quickly. I guess out of the available roster, a fight against Guerrero could turn out to be fairly interesting for a few rounds.
Maybe, I am hoping, if Pacquiao is able to put some pressure on Arum and make their fight with Mayweather Jr. come to fruition, Floyd would avoid signing anything with Guerrero, and give team Pacquiao a bit more time to make their statement first.