Floyd Mayweather: Challenger Robert Guerrero will be just another name on my record
Floyd Mayweather has vowed to make Robert Guerrero his 43rd victim when the pair meet in Las Vegas on May 4.
Last Updated: 11/03/13 7:09pm
Mayweather's WBC welterweight belt will be the prize on offer on an MGM Grand bill also featuring Daniel Ponce de Leon's WBC featherweight defence against Abner Mares.
The unbeaten American returns to the ring almost a year to the day since outpointing Miguel Cotto at the same venue in his final bout before serving a prison sentence.
He said: "I know Guerrero has been campaigning to fight me for quite a while now and I am happy to give him his opportunity.
"His name is mentioned among the other great champions in boxing today and that means he has proven himself in the ring.
"He will now have to prove himself against me, which is a whole other story. I'm excited for the challenge and fully expect a good, tough fight from him.
"However, I do expect the same outcome for him as all of the others who have challenged me before. Forty-two have tried, 42 have failed. He will be number 43."
Southpaw Guerrero, a world champion at two weights and interim title holder at two more, has not been beaten since 2005.
He said: "Nothing has ever come easy to me and that mental fortitude has prepared me to defeat the one fighter everyone perceives to be the pound-for-pound king in Floyd Mayweather.
"When we lock eyes across the ring on fight night he's going to feel the presence of a man preordained for greatness."