May 4th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, live on Showtime PPV,
champions will collide as the Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 31-1-1 (18)
goes head to head with the undefeated P4P king, Floyd “Money” Mayweather
43-0 (26) in a WBC welterweight championship match-up.
Guerrero, who has garnered the IBF Featherweight and Super Featherweight
titles, earned himself the Interim WBC welterweight strap and the
right to fight Mayweather by defeating Selcuk Aydin last July. Robert is
coming off the biggest win of his career, which was a dominating
performance over former world champion, Andre Berto. In part one of this
exclusive interview with “The Ghost”, Guerrero speaks out on his
upcoming bout and believes that Mayweather doesn’t not know what he has
gotten himself into.
Benny Henderson Jr.:
You have the biggest fight of your career coming up against Floyd
Mayweather, give the readers your thoughts coming into this bout.
This is it. It’s my golden opportunity to prove to the world that I’m
the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. Floyd Mayweather is
considered to be the best fighter of this era it’s my job to dethrone
him. There is no excuses, when I win it’s because I’m the better
We all know that Floyd is a talker, and we all know going into this
fight against Mayweather is going to bring the big media outlets out,
basically, more spotlight than what you are probably accustomed too.
So, how are you handling the trash talk, mind games, and the media
RG: Floyd’s trash talking is nothing compared to my wife battling cancer.
So when you compare the two there’s no comparison. Also I’m always
prayed up so I lean on my faith in Jesus Christ to get me through the
day to day media requests.
Mayweather is known for his speed, his ring savvy, and more than
anything, his defense. How will you counter his accolades when you two
RG: I have just as many God given attributes as Floyd, the only difference
in this fight is I’m the hungrier fighter. I can’t give up my game
plan but let me tell you this; he doesn’t know what he is in for.
I have been interviewing you for years now, before you were in double
digits in the win column. You have always been a humble, quiet
individual, rarely doing any trash talking. I am not saying you are not
still humble, but, you have been more vocal here in the recent past.
What has changed?
Benny, in this game I realized if you don’t speak up you don’t get
heard. Nothing has changed in my outlook on life. I just wanted to
speak my mind a bit more to let everyone know I’m for real. At home I’m
still the same guy when you first met me. My humble approach to this
game will always be there, because I know from experience about the
struggles of life.