Undefeated eight time, five division world champion and current WBC Welterwight Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather is putting his title on the line against six-time and four-division world champion Robert "The Ghost Guerrero.
The matchup will take place on Saturday, May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will broadcast live on Showtime PPV starting at 9 PM EST.
The blockbuster event is scheduled to coincide with Cinco de Mayo weekend and thus has been named "Mayday."
"My new deal with Showtime and its parent CBS is very thrilling for me and a motivation to fight more often starting with my May 4 fight against Robert Guerrero," said Mayweather. "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...42 have tried, 42 have failed. He will be number 43."
Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, the event will be sponsored by Corona, AT&T and O'Reilly Auto Parts with tickets starting at $200 and exceeding $1,500 when purchased from Ticketmaster.
"First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunities he has blessed me and my family with, said Guerrero. "All of the trials and tribulations that have occurred in my life have made me a better person as well as a better fighter and the results are undeniable. 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. The time is now to show the world why I'm destined to dethrone Floyd and when I come out victorious on May 4th, the whole world will know I'm a man who willed his way to victory by putting God first in his life."
During Mayweather's career, he has amassed wins over world champions such as Genaro Hernandez, Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz and, most recently, then WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto, marking the 43rd win of his storied career.
Over the course of his participation in pay-per-view events Mayweather has generated 9.6 million buys and $543 million in revenue. He averages more than 1 million pay-per-view buys per event which is the highest pay-per-view buy average of any boxer in history.
Tickets go on sale today (March 12) at 1 pm EST via Ticketmaster (Mayweather v. Guerrero).