What Floyd "Money" Mayweather did on Saturday night was amazing. He left no doubt who the pound-for-pound king in the sport truly is.
Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is not likely going to the Hall of Fame, but he is a very good fighter. If you consider Guerrero's talent and couple that with Money's extensive lay-off, this was one of the latter's best performances.
It's not just what he did that made his night so awe inspiring, it's the circumstances that add to the achievement.
Consider these details.
This Was a Blowout
Mayweather didn't just inch by in this fight. He dominated Guerrero in a lopsided unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 117-111, per BoxRec.com.
There were no anxious moments for Mayweather. There was no time that made you feel he was not in total control of the action. Ring generalmanship, poise and patience were just a few of the qualities on display at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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No Ring Rust
I personally wondered if his speed and reflexes would be dulled.
After all, he is 36 years old and he hadn't fought since May 2012. It would have been totally understandable if he were a step slow. Clearly, I underestimated Mayweather's boxing and athletic genius.
He was in phenomenal shape for this fight, as he generally is for all his bouts. His instincts, hand speed and technical acumen were exemplary. Money made a man that had captured world titles in two different weight classes look silly in the ring.
At a few points in the fight, Guerrero tried to employ the dirty tactics that served him well against Andre Berto, but Money was having none of it.
He used his underrated strength and never overstated savvy to take the roughhousing edge away.
Many believed pressure would be the key for Guerrero, but Money never buckled or even allowed it to be a factor.
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