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Mayweather beats Guerrero for WBC welterweight title


U.S. Sports Desk, May 5 (EFE).- U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated by a unanimous decision his countryman Robert Guerrero, staying undefeated and retaining the welterweight title of the World Boxing Council, or WBC.

The bout - an agreed-to maximum of 12 rounds - Saturday night was all Mayweather, who had not boxed in more than a year and who didn't seem to feel his absence from the ring at all. He put on a real boxing lesson, despite the fact that he injured his right hand early on, the same hand he used to give Guerrero quite a punishing.

Later in the fight, he began to move, to circulate around the ring expertly, dodging and anticipating his opponent's punches, even though Guerrero, too, was always moving with the intention of exhausting the undefeated champion, although he found that to be "mission impossible."

When the 12 rounds were concluded, the three judges had no doubt that Mayweather was the victor, giving him the win with a score of 117-111.

The 36-year-old Mayweather thus took home a $32 million purse, which tied the highest ever awarded in the history of boxing matches fought in Nevada.