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Mayweather vs. Guerrero: Little-Known Facts About Saturday's Bout

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04:  (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the face of Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 10, 2013

The bottom line of the Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero bout is that Money severely out-boxed a game and talented opponent.

There's no need for a rematch—sometimes we learn all we need to know from one fight between two fighters. That said, there are four little-known facts that tell us a bit more about the participants.

These tidbits support who each fighter is now, who they were before and perhaps what their legacies will be.

 

"MayDay" is Not Just a Tagline

Money loves the fifth month of the year. Despite the reported poor pay-per-view returns on Saturday's bout, it is usually a great month for PPV success.

Mayweather is 8-0 during the month in his career. Guerrero joins Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya as fighters who have fallen victim to Money in May.

That's a pretty impressive list of fighters.

 

The Streak Stopper

Robert Guerrero hadn't lost a fight in eight years coming into Saturday night. Over that span, he had won 15 consecutive fights. Mayweather obviously put an end to Guerrero's unbeaten streak.

The Ghost wasn't the first man to have his streak halted by Money.

In fact, Mayweather has faced and defeated 15 men with unbeaten streaks of five fights or more. Obviously, there are a few names on this list that most fans wouldn't recognize, but there are a good number of high-level opponents.

Genaro Hernandez, Angel Manfredy, Diego Corrales, Ricky Hatton, Arturo Gatti and Carlos Baldomir all had their runs snapped by Mayweather.

Money cracked the code on Hatton and Corrales, giving them both the first losses of their careers.

 

Guerrero Chases the Big Dogs

No one can accuse The Ghost of not targeting top competition. Sure, he was not on Mayweather's level, but to see him aim his sights high is no surprise.

Money was the fifth current or ex-world champion The Ghost has fought. Guerrero had defeated Andre Berto, Joel Casamayor, Orlando Salido and Eric Aiken in his career.

 

The Ghost's Power Has Vanished Since He Moved to Welterweight

Is Guerrero still a good puncher? Of course he is, but at 147 pounds, he doesn't bang the way he did as a featherweight.

Carrying power to higher weight classes is what makes punchers like Manny Pacquiao so special.

Guerrero has only stopped two fighters he's faced since he moved up from featherweight in 2009. It is probably too late for him to move back in weight, so he'll have to make do at 147 pounds without explosive power. 

 

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