FLOYD Mayweather has dismissed suggestions that a year out of the ring has left him vulnerable against Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title showdown in Las Vegas tonight.
Mayweather has not fought since his unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto last May, and also served two months of an 87-day prison sentence for domestic abuse.
But Mayweather shrugged off claims by Guerrero that his inactivity would have any impact on his performance – and repeated his conviction that he is one of the best fighters in the history of the sport.
Mayweather said: “I feel unbeatable. I’m not going into a fight thinking I’m beatable. I’m in this sport to go down as the best and to do what I feel capable of doing. If that’s the way [for Guerrero] to build his confidence, to get himself mentally prepared, then more power to him. But I’m in tip-top shape.”
Mayweather starts a big favourite against Californian Guerrero, who boasts 31 wins from 35 fights, including a solitary loss to Gamaliel Diaz in a featherweight fight in 2006. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko puts his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles on the line tonight when he takes on 28-year-old Italian Francesco Pianeta at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.