Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/31/14
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly will face Robert Guerrero when he steps into the ring in May 2013. Boxing Scene reported on Friday that a deal for Mayweather to fight Guerrero is “close to done,” for May 4 in Las Vegas. The bout reportedly would be at 147 pounds, which would be a slight step down for Mayweather, who fought at 151 against Miguel Cotto in May. MLive.com’s David Mayo wrote on Sunday that the two will fight in May, and that all that remains is a formal announcement. Further confirmation of the expected fight comes from BoxRec.com, which lists the May 4 bout on the pages for Mayweather and Guerrero. This screenshot is from Mayweather’s page: For accuracy sake, BoxRec wrote last May that Mayweather would face Victor Ortiz four months later, and they were right. ESPN’s Dan Rafael says nothing is finalized and that an announcement likely won’t come until after the holidays, while Mayweather’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, says nothing has been decided. News of a Mayweather-Guerrero fight is somewhat surprising. Mayweather was said to be considering either Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez as his next opponent. Alvarez teased his fans two weeks ago by saying on Facebook that he was close to finalizing a deal to fight Mayweather. Either Alvarez was misinformed, something in the negotiation went wrong, or these reports are false. We’re believing the latest reports that have Mayweather facing Guerrero. Guerrero (31-1-1) is coming off a November win over Andre Berto. He called out Mayweather following the win, and it looks like he’ll be getting the chance he was seeking. Mayweather, Guerrero, and Alvarez all work with Golden Boy Promotions.
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