At MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Robert Guerrero in a twelve round WBC welterweight title bout. The three judges scoring had the contest 117-111 across the board. Mayweather improved his resume to 44-0 (26). Guerrero fell to 31-2-1 (18).
Mayweather returned to number one at the welterweight ranks with the victory. He was removed from number one at junior middleweight at SecondsOut. Keith Thurman exited to make room. Guerrero fell from third to fifth.
Also on the card, Daniel Ponce De Leon lost to Abner Mares via ninth round TKO WBC featherweight title bout. Ponce De Leon hit the canvas in the second and ninth rounds. Mares became a three division champion and raised is ledger to 26-0-1 (14). Ponce De Leon dipped to 44-5 (35).
Mares moved from third to second among SecondsOut’s top featherweights. Chris John was dropped from second to third. Ponce De Leon remained at fourth giving his strength of resume compared to the rest of the division.
Also on the card, Leo Santa Cruz stopped Alexander Munoz in five rounds of a super bantamweight bout. The referee called a halt at the 1:05 mark. Santa lifted his record to 24-0-1 (14). Munoz fell to 36-5 (28).
Santa Cruz held onto his number five ranking at SecondsOut among the world’s best 122-pounders.
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, May 12:
On Monday, May 6:
At Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan: Takashi Uchiyama versus Jaider Parra in a twelve round WBA super featherweight title bout; Kohei Kono versus Liborio Solis in a twelve round WBA super flyweight title bout
On Wednesday, May 8:
On Wednesday, May 8, at Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan: Kazuto Ioka versus Wisanu Kokietgym in a twelve round WBA junior flyweight title bout; Ryo Miyazaki versus Carlos Velarde in a twelve round WBA minimumweight title bout
On Friday, May 10:
At Wat Punoi, Ban Mi, Thailand: Tepparith Kokietgym versus Jecker Buhawe in a twelve round super flyweight bout
At Nahkon Sawan, Thailand: Pungluang Sor Singyu versus Frederix Rodriguez in a twelve round bantamweight bout
On Saturday, May 11:
In Toluca, Mexico, Mexico: Adrian Hernandez versus Yader Cardoza in a twelve round WBC junior flyweight title bout
At Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Jamie McDonnell versus Julio Ceja in a twelve round vacant IBF bantamweight title bout
At Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: Ricky Burns versus Jose A. Gonzalez in a twelve round WBO lightweight title bout
At Uni-Trade Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA: Vic Darchinyan versus Javier Gallo in a ten round super bantamweight bout
May 7, 2013