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So much for ring rust.
Floyd Mayweather didn't skip a beat in his return to the ring from a one-year layoff, retaining his WBC Welterweight title with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision victory over Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on Saturday at the MGM in Las Vegas. All three judges scored the fight 117-111 in favor of the champion.
The 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO's) looked sharp and in rhythm throughout the fight, using his superb defensive skills and accurate lead right hand to effectively get off first in the exchanges and then escape out of harm's way.
The punch statistics reflected the success of Mayweather's tactics, as he landed 60 percent of his power shots, while Guerrero only managed to land 19 percent of his total punches thrown.
Mayweather's improved defense can be partly credited to his father, Floyd Mayweather Senior, who replaced Roger Mayweather as the lead trainer. An underrated ...