Most news conferences are snooze fests, but we saw one for the ages on Wednesday! It started typically with all the speakers getting up and thanking every person, thing and being they could possibly think of in preparation for the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero. But then Guerrero’s father got up to speak and that’s when the fireworks began.
He went straight for the jugular, pointing out Mayweather’s domestic violence charge from last year and calling him a “woman beater,” but he didn’t stop there. Papa Guerrero then said Mayweather must have learned that kind of behavior to his father and then challenged Floyd Mayweather Sr. to a fight! So we might have the fathers of these two boxers battling it out next to the ring!
Guerrero’s dad put on his best gangster act, spitting profanity and saying he doesn’t back down and doesn’t talk trash (although he didn’t say “trash”). If it weren’t for the grey in his beard and the challenge to Mayweather Sr., one might have thought it was Guerrero’s father preparing to fight “Money” in the welterweight title bout. It remains to be seen weather Mayweather Sr. will accept the challenge.
Even if that doesn’t happen, we have Ruben Guerrero to thank for preventing another lame news conference. They should invite this guy to the podium more often.