Floyd Mayweather Tweets Apology, Hospital Photo After 12 Round Guerrero Fight

Floyd Mayweather worried a lot of boxing fans when he failed to get the knockout Saturday in Las Vegas in the welterweight title bout against Robert Guerrero. Yes, the undefeated 36-year-old champ is still the winner, but why did he need 12 rounds and a decision?

Mayweather has taken to Twitter to update the fans and keep everybody in the loop. He apologized for the failure to KO Guerrero, and he also tweeted a photo from his hospital bed afterwards.

A lot of fear centered on an injury to his right hand. At one point during the Mayweather versus Guerrero match, it actually looked as if he might have broken it. His punches were connecting with far more accuracy than Guerrero’s but they didn’t seem to have the usual Mayweather power.

And when he showed off his hand to the media on Saturday night, it looked swollen and discolored — renewing the speculation that a bone might be broken.

Mayweather has five more fights to go to complete his 30-month Pay Per View (PPV) deal with Showtime/CBS, which he has said repeatedly will be the last five fights of his career. But, without a punching hand, he wouldn’t be able to train for his next appearance on September.

Now, according to ESPN, Mayweather’s publicist Kelly Swanson has confirmed that the hand is good to go, just a little sore.

Floyd Mayweather still plans to be in the ring on Sept. 14 against a still-undetermined opponent.

Here’s the two-second Twitter summary of Mayweather vs. Guerrero:

Who would you like to see Floyd Mayweather fight next?

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