Floyd "Money" Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) makes his return to the ring Saturday night when he defends his WBC welterweight title against Robert "Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a contest scheduled for 12 rounds.
The 36-year-old unbeaten pound-for-pound king laces up for the first time since his unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto at the same venue one year ago. In the opposite corner will be the 30-year-old southpaw Guerrero, who employs a pressure style and throws over 1,000 punches a fight.
This fight is Mayweather's debut on Showtime PPV, having spent the first 16 years of his career with HBO. Earlier this year, Mayweather signed a monster six-fight 30-month deal with the cable network that could see him earn a reported $250 million.
However, he must retain his "O" to be able to make this kind of cash. Mayweather is a slick defensive fighter who relies on his reflexes and movement to avoid shots and counter. He admits that in his last outing against Miguel Cotto that he was hit too much over the course of the fight and needs to be smarter to avoid taking shots.
In an effort to address this situation, Mayweather made peace with his father, trainer Floyd Sr. (with whom he has had a very tumultuous relationship) and will have him in his corner this weekend with his uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather.