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Floyd Mayweather Retains WBC Welterweight Title Against Robert Guerrero

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On May 4, 2013, in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather (44-0) successfully defended his WBC Welterweight Championship Belt against Robert Guerrero (31-2-1) in a fight marked by little doubt about the outcome. Despite a year layoff, Mayweather still outperformed Guerrero with superior punching power, ring generalship and landing numerous hard right hand punches.

Mayweather scored nearly 200 punches to the meager 110 or so landed by Guerrero. The judges rated the fight unanimously for Mayweather by 117-111. Many thought that Mayweather won every round. However, Guerrero could garner no more than three rounds even under the most optimistic assumptions in his favor.

The undefeated Mayweather succeeded in keeping Guerrero off balance during various junctures of the fight. In Round 3, Mayweather landed some quick and effective right jabs to Guerrero’s head and more to the body. This fight proved that Guerrero was unable to trade punches effectively with Mayweather.

The champ may fight again in September or October. Right now, there aren’t too many prospects who could give him a competitive fight. Saul Alvarez stands tall among the potential rivals with an excellent record and a cautious fighting style. Alvarez is also undefeated with that rare ability to track down opponents in the ring and deliver thunderous punches that land often. He’s younger, faster and just as hungry as Mayweather.

Timothy Bradley could give Mayweather a competitive fight but it’s not likely that Bradley could win on points. He’s slower and less in command of the ring. Manny Pacquiao would be more competitive than Bradley; however, it’s not clear that he could get a shot right now. Juan Manuel Marquez could give him a proverbial run for his money but Mayweather would probably beat him on points, although the fight could be very close.

As things stand now, Alvarez could give Mayweather the best fight of virtually anyone else around. After this sleeper fight with Guerrero, the fans deserve to see a highly competitive fight for Mayweather the next time around.

Alvarez could provide such a fight with a bigger gate to boot! In this last outing, Mayweather earned $32 million, which is chump change in comparison to the fight purse to be gained in a Mayweather-Alvarez matchup.

Mayweather has five fights to win before matching the record of Rocky Marciano. To properly match the Marciano record, he must have some fights with “elite” level fighters like Alvarez. Stay tuned.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.