Even if Robert Guerrero wasn’t able to defeat Floyd Mayweather in the main event fight on Saturday night, he should still be proud with some solid rounds from the fight.
Mayweather defeated the Ghost by unanimous decision with a judge’s score of 117-111. Although it wasn’t a decision by knockout, it was certainly an exciting fight to watch.
There were a few rounds that Guerrero did pretty well in. Let’s go ahead and take a look at each of those rounds.
It was pretty clear that the Ghost came into this fight ready and focused after watching the first round.
Guerrero tried to set the pace early in this one, and he certainly wasn’t afraid to be aggressive like he usually is. He did a great job countering off of Mayweather’s right hand, and that led to some solid contact in this round.
It was pretty clear right out of the gate that Guerrero was going to give it his all in this fight. The first round proved just that, and he might have actually won that round.
Again, the Ghost looked good early on and kept Floyd from hitting his stride early.
It was surprising to see Floyd so flat-footed early on in the fight, and that was in large part because of Guerrero bringing the fight to him. He did a great job getting Floyd up on the ropes during the round, even if he was able to quickly get out of those situations.
There weren’t any big shots in this round, but Guerrero had to be satisfied with how the fight started.
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After the first couple of rounds, things started getting rough for the Ghost. Mayweather started hitting his stride, and he landed more than a few big shots on Guerrero, leading to a cut that left his face a bit bloody.
After a tough eighth round, Guerrero turned it around a bit in the ninth. He kept staying aggressive despite getting beat up quite a bit and actually landed a couple solid shots in the round.
If anything, this round showed that Guerrero’s confidence wasn’t shaken in the least. It proved that this is one tough fighter that simply refuses to give up.
This round didn’t feature much in terms of shots landed, but it did signify the end of the fight.
Even in a loss, this has to be a big round for Guerrero because he actually made it through all 12 rounds. Things weren’t looking too good in the fourth through eighth rounds, but Guerrero stuck with it and lost quite gracefully.
There’s a bright future ahead of the Ghost, who is now 31-2-1 in his career. As much as it hurts to lose, he has to be proud of how well he kept up with the greatest fighter of this generation.