Welterweight

Floyd Mayweather Will Not Be Fighting Robert Guerrero; Canelo or Pacman Possible

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 06:  Floyd Mayweather hits the punching bag during his workout training session at his gym on September 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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Aaron KingContributor IIIJanuary 11, 2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. might not be fighting Manny Pacquiao on May 5 at the MGM Grand, but he certainly will not be facing Robert Guerrero either, according to ESPN.com's Dan Rafael.

Rafael's Twitter feed read:

"Spoke to [Golden Boy CEO] Richard Schaefer about [Victor Ortiz]. I jokingly asked if he's working on Floyd-Guerrero deal. He said Mayweather WON'T be facing Guerrero."

Raymond Markarian of SweetScience.com cited a source close to the Mayweather camp who claimed that Mayweather and Guerrero were close to a deal. Guerrero and his people have been pushing very hard for a matchup with Mayweather.

This news means that Mayweather is probably down to two options for May 5—Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez, and Pacquiao. Some have also suggested that 154-pound titlist Miguel Cotto could be a possible foe.

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