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.
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