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Floyd Mayweather repeatedly called a 'woman beater' by next opponent's dad

Mr Guerrero wasn’t shy when he got a hold of the mic last night.

WELL, THIS IS well awkward.

Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring after a year’s absence that included a jail stint tomorrow, risking his World Boxing Council welterweight title against southpaw Robert Guerrero.

Mayweather has his father, Floyd Snr, as his trainer for the fight and the elder Mayweather has exchanged harsh words with Guerrero’s father Ruben in pre-fight promotions.

“We’re going to beat up the woman beater,” Ruben Guerrero said of his son facing Mayweather. “I don’t have to fight his father,” the younger Mayweather said. “Like I told my dad, just carry yourself in a classy way.”

Check out the press conference:


Mayweather, 43-0 with 26 knockouts, went to jail last June for domestic violence and since his release eight months ago has been working to regain the fitness needed to defend his place atop the list of boxing’s moneymakers.

“I feel unbeatable,” Mayweather said. “I’m in tip top condition. I’m in great shape. I have been working hard. I just call it a vacation. Sometimes the body needs time to heal. The body needs time to rejuvenate. The body needs time to rest.”

But fellow American Guerrero, 31-1 with 18 knockouts and a 15-fight win streak dating to 2005, sees himself as having been given this opportunity in order to humble Mayweather by inflicting the first loss of his career.

“Not just humble Floyd but humble the boxing world,” Guerrero says of his mission. “Some poeple think Floyd is a god with the way he lives, the way he spends money. Some people think he is unbeatable. That 0 has to go. He’s going to have his first loss.”

- additional reporting AFP

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