Mayweather vs Guerrero: Everything You Must Know for Weigh in and PPV Main Event

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Mayweather vs Guerrero: Everything You Must Know for Weigh in and PPV Main Event
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The excitement and anticipation is rapidly building as Saturday's welterweight title fight between undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KOs) and Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) draws closer.

For the first time in a year, Mayweather will put his perfect record on the line as he gets set to take on American challenger Robert Guerrero inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend. On the line are the WBC and The Ring Welterweight titles.

As mentioned, the 36-year-old Mayweather is a flawless 43-0 coming in. But he'll be up against a stiff challenge in Guerrero, a younger, powerful boxer in the midst of a 15-fight winning streak. 

With the weigh-in and fight night on the horizon, here we've got you covered with everything you need to know for 2013's May Day event.

 

Friday's Weigh-In

Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

When: Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. ET

Watch: Showtime, CBS Sports Network

Both Mayweather and Guerrero will attend Friday's weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The pre-fight event is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and could potentially feature some drama, as Robert Guerrero has already warned Mayweather that if he touches, him there'll be trouble (see above video).

Although this sort of pre-fight posturing certainly adds to the excitement of Saturday's main event, it's often hard to take the threats seriously. 

In the end, the only real drama will likely be whether both fighters make weight at 147 pounds, which both look poised to do, according to BoxingScene.com's David P. Greisman.

Don't be surprised if both are all talk and no walk on Friday.

 

Saturday's PPV Main Event

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Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

When: Saturday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET

Watch: Showtime PPV ($59.99)

Following three undercard fights, May Day will come to a monster conclusion with the much-anticipated main event: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.

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Mayweather is a heavy favorite (-750) to win his 44th professional bout, while Guerrero is the obvious underdog (+475). The over/under for rounds is 11.5 and in a traditional 12-round fight, over looks to be the safest bet. 

Guerrero's last five fights have each gone the distance, while three of Mayweather's last four have gone to the judges. Neither of these fighters has many weaknesses, and most anticipate it will go to a judges' decision after 12 rounds. 

Even though this is a bit of a trap fight for Money following a one-year layoff, it will take a monumental effort from the Ghost to win over the ringside judges.

Both possess knockout prowess, but Money May is one of the best defensive boxers the sport has ever seen. Meanwhile, Guerrero's toughness inside the ring is unrivaled and will make him tough to slow Saturday night. 

 

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