There is just one showdown remaining between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero prior to their WBC welterweight championship bout on Saturday night, as they will meet at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the weigh-in on Friday evening.
After a contentious and personal press conference on Wednesday, it is certainly possible that the tension will boil over on Friday. Weigh-ins have degenerated into fights many times in the past, and while there is no guarantee that something like that will happen on Friday, it is entirely possible, as Mayweather has a penchant for running his mouth.
Keep reading to find out how you can watch the live stream of the Mayweather vs. Guerrero weigh-in. Also, check out the biggest questions that promise to be answered at the event as well.
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
When: Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. ET
Watch: YouTube Live Stream
How Will Mayweather and Guerrero Look?
At this level of competition, it is almost unheard of for a fighter to miss weight, although it does happen on occasion. The more important thing to watch for on Friday is how fit Mayweather and Guerrero appear to be. Mayweather is used to jumping from division to division, so he should be comfortable at 147 lbs. But Guerrero has only competed in two welterweight bouts, so his conditioning will be something worth keeping tabs on.
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Mayweather always appears to be cut from marble, and there are no signs that he'll look any different on Friday. Guerrero is usually in good shape as well, though he certainly isn't as toned as Mayweather. If Mayweather looks better, that doesn't mean that he is guaranteed to beat Guerrero, but there is a certain psychological advantage in appearing fitter and more prepared than your opponent.
As Dan Rafael of ESPN.com chronicled, Guerrero has been trying to get this fight for quite some time. Because of that, he ought to be in the best shape of his life. He seems committed and intent on blemishing Mayweather's 43-0 record. If Guerrero looks as good as Mayweather always does, some observers may believe that an upset is a real possibility.
Will Floyd Mayweather Sr. Show Up?
One of the most intriguing side stories during the build toward Mayweather vs. Guerrero has been the rivalry between the fighters' fathers. Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Guerrero have had a war of words over the past couple weeks, constantly threatening to fight each other.
Nothing has happened between them, however, as the elder Mayweather is often nowhere to be seen, while Ruben almost always accompanies his son to events.
That was once again the case during Wednesday's press conference. After both fighters spoke, Ruben was allowed to take the mic, and he didn't pull any punches. According to Rafael, he called Mayweather a "woman beater" and proceeded to cut the champion down verbally.
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Via Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports:
We're going to beat up that woman beater, the one that beat up his wife, man, Ruben Guerrero said, firing his arms into the air. [He beat up] his wife in front of his kids. You guys like that [expletive]? You like this guy, this woman beater? He must have learned it from his Dad. Women beaters, baby. We're going to beat that woman beater. We'll see how he's going to like it. He's going to get it from a real man. Damn women beaters. We're going to beat that woman beater down. I'm serious.
Ruben was referring to the misdemeanor domestic battery charges against Mayweather, leading to a two-month jail term. Mayweather Sr. was in the audience, according to Iole, so it will be interesting to see if he stands by his son during the weigh-in and attempts to get revenge on the elder Guerrero.
Will Personal Attacks Lead to Physicality?
Ruben Guerrero took things to another level on Wednesday with his personal attacks against Mayweather, but there were plenty of hurtful words spoken even before the press conference. One of Mayweather's biggest weapons is his trash talking, and while he hasn't necessarily been as vocal about Guerrero as he has been at some points in the past, he has definitely made his feelings known.
"If God's got your back, why are you carrying a gun?" Mayweather said Tuesday, a chiding reference to Guerrero's faith-laced declarations, including that he is divinely anointed to end the pound-for-pound king's unbeaten reign.
Guerrero hasn't done much trash talking himself, but his father fired back for him at the press conference. It is no secret that both Mayweather and Guerrero have demons, and they have been exposed in recent weeks. The two have to be frustrated after so many back-and-forth insults, so things could very well get heated.
The most likely scenario involves Mayweather attempting to goad Guerrero into doing something, but Guerrero fully realizes what is on the line, so cooler heads will probably prevail.
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