Mayweather vs. Guerrero Results: Money's Quickness Makes Him Unbeatable

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMay 7, 2013

May 4, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather (black gloves) and Robert Guerrero (red gloves) during their WBC Welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather won unanimously. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Floyd Mayweather is so quick that the only explanation that makes any sense is that he's learned how to tap into the force. 

You can't hit what you can't catch, which is why Robert Guerrero only landed 19 percent of his punches against Mayweather last Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

CompuBox obtained an image of the ShoStats sheet from the highly anticipated fight:

What we see on paper here is the proof of Mayweather's supreme quickness—both on offense and defense.

Almost every time Guerrero had Mayweather backed into a corner, Money somehow found a way to come away unscathed. Often, once backed into the corner, Mayweather became the aggressor, using his lightning-quick straight right like an anvil to Guerrero's face. 

Mayweather's feet moved so swiftly that they hardly seemed to touch the ground, and he danced circles around The Ghost. There were times when it was so obvious Guerrero couldn't touch Mayweather that it looked like he was immersed in a pool of Jello. 

In addition to the fact that Guerrero hardly touched Money during the fight, there were too many times when Mayweather was able to land effective punches even as The Ghost was attempting to defend.

Mayweather's punches came with such suddenness that Guerrero couldn't stop them with his full defensive shell. 

And when Guerrero didin't have his defenses in place, he had no chance of dodging Mayweather's power punches.

Mayweather isn't known for being a power puncher as much as he's known for his defense, but he landed a staggering 60 percent of all power shots against Guerrero simply because he was too quick for the man. 

It was like watching a Jedi master demoralize a storm trooper—Guerrero didn't have a chance. 

Looking ahead, it's hard to imagine any boxer being able to out-quick Mayweather. He looked like a young kid in the ring rather than a 36-year-old veteran who is supposed to be nearing the end of his career.

Love him or hate him (there's no in between), Mayweather's quickness surpasses that of any other fighter in the world today and it seems like it'll take a lucky punch to beat him.

If Mayweather continues to employ the same strategy in future fights as he did against Guerrero—opting to let his defense lead to his offense, rather than the other way around—he'll be unbeatable.


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