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Mayweather feeling unbeatable ahead of Guerrero

ESPN staff
May 4, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
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Floyd Mayweather Jr has claimed he feels "unbeatable" going into his meeting with Robert Guerrero, after he equalled his own record for a guaranteed purse.

Mayweather, 36, will receive a minimum of $32 million for his fight with Guerrero in Las Vegas - equalling the sum he received for last year's fight with Miguel Cotto. However, once pay-per-views and other income streams are accounted for, Mayweather's payment for the fight is likely to be much more than that.

"I think when you see a total like that it speaks for itself," Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer, whose company will pay Mayweather, told ESPN.com. "He has established clearly that level of $32 million as a guarantee and remember: He will make much more after everything is counted because he keeps 90 per cent of the profit from the event.

Schaefer added: "It speaks to his popularity. He generates that money. Love him or hate him, they watch him. I'm very happy for him. He deserves it."

In the ring, however, Mayweather is focused on maintaining his unbeaten record - and does not believe Guerrero has any possibility of providing an upset.

"I feel unbeatable," Mayweather said after Friday's weigh-in. "I'm not going into a fight thinking I'm beatable. I'm in this sport to go down as the best. I'm in tip-top shape.

"I'm always going to control the tempo of any fight because of my experience."

Guerrero's camp remain confident, however, with the fighter adamant the fast-talking Mayweather can be defeated.

"You get a lot of people who think Floyd's like a god, the way he acts, the way he lives, the way he spends money, the way he boasts," Guerrero said. "He's not unstoppable. He can be beaten."

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