Yesterday saw the final official press conference for Saturday's clash between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero. While Guerrero and Mayweather have been mostly cordial to each other, only trading enough words to keep interest up on their pay-per-view clash, the same can't be said for their trainers.
Floyd is trained by his father, as is Guerrero, and Floyd Sr. and Ruben Guerrero have seen things get fairly contentious, but nothing like what happened during the presser.
It started with this:
Ruben Guerrero: My son's blessed, I'm blessed, no matter what I am...I am what I am, and I'm the real deal. And I don't talk shit, I back it up. I back it up, baby! We're gonna beat up that woman beater. The one that beat up his wife, man. His wife in front of his kids! You guys like that shit? You like this guy? Woman beater! He must have learned that from his dad! Woman beater, baby! We're gonna beat that woman beater! See how he's gonna like it. He's gonna get it from a real man!
Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Sit down with your old ass.
Guerrero: Woman beater! We're gonna beat that woman beater!
Mayweather Sr.: Wino! He a wino! Sit down, sucka! When I whoop your ass you're gonna know what's going on.
Guerrero: Any time! I'm ready!
Oscar De La Hoya stepped in and ended that confrontation, only to have the two engage again later on with Mayweather Sr. at the foot of the stage yelling up at Guerrero "I'll knock you out. I'm knockin' you out. I'm knockin' you out, punk. You tryin' to avoid me, sissy. Fuckin' punk. Sissy. Punk ass bastard. You scared of me, you motherfucker. You scared of me. You scared of me, punk. I beat your sissy ass, punk!"
The issues continued even later after the presser with the two men finally getting within striking range, but kept separate by security as they continued yelling back and forth.
Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweather Jr. meet Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view.