Floyd Mayweather beats Robert Guerrero for his 44th victory

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr won his 44th consecutive fight, with a unanimous points decision over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tale of the tape

Mayweather Guerrero

36

Age

30

173cm (5ft 8ins)

Height

173cm (5ft 8ins)

44

Fights

36

44

Won

31

0

Lost

2

26

KOs

18

It was the WBC welterweight champion's first fight since beating Miguel Cotto exactly a year ago.

In that time, he served two months of a three-month prison sentence for domestic violence.

All three judges scored the bout 117-111 in Mayweather's favour, inflicting Guerrero's second loss as a pro.

With Mayweather, 36, unable to defend his title due to the prison sentence, Guerrero, 30, was the WBC's interim champion.

But Mayweather landed 195 punches to Guerrero's 113, connecting with big blows in the fifth and eight rounds.

"We did it again. I take my hat off to Robert Guerrero,'' Mayweather, who was paid £20.5m, said after the fight.

"I feel bad I didn't get the knockout tonight that the fans wanted. I was still trying to go for the knockout but it didn't happen."

"I landed some good shots on him," Guerrero said. "He's a great fighter. He's slick and quick."