As the excuses mount, it looks like the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is becoming less and less likely. Since Floyd already has the May 5th date locked down at the MGM grand, it may be time to start looking at the other possible opponents.
The two biggest names that have cropped up are Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Saul "Cañelo" Alvarez. Both of these fighters have ties to Mexico, making them attractive opponents for a fight taking place on Cinco de Mayo. When forced to make a decision between these two fighters, many members of this blog have had an adverse reaction to a potential fight between Floyd and Guerrero, #NoToGuerrero. However, former US Olympic Boxing coach Kenny Adams has a different opinion that he shared with Peter Sciretta of Boxing Scene.
"If I had my preference I'd rather see Floyd fight Guerrero, because it would be a more competitive fight with Guerrero. It's a better matchup because Guerrero's got more experience. Plus you got the strength of a full grown man with Guerrero as opposed to Canelo who's just a kid, and that makes a big difference. And that's coming from one of the top trainers in boxing."
With all due respect to Kenny Adams, he is completely wrong in this case. Guerrero may have more experience but he fights two weight classes below Floyd Mayweather. He does not have more strength than Canelo who fights at 154.
I'm not even sure if they allow you to make this kind of mismatch in Fight Night. Floyd will have such a big weight advantage that he can just bully Guerrero in the fight in addition to using his defensive gifts. There is no way I could ever see Guerrero winning this fight outside of Floyd suffering a freak injury. Canelo at least has a tiny chance of winning the fight by KO and he usually puts on a good show.