Floyd Mayweather Jr. did nothing to deserve the occasional boos that echoed through the MGM Grand arena during the later rounds of his fight with Robert Guerrero.
He didn’t deserve any blame for fans leaving early, either, though hundreds found their way to the exit even before the 12th round began.
If they were spending $1,000 and up for tickets to a brawl, they should have known better. Mayweather built a career on not getting hit, and there was no reason to think he was going to make the same mistakes as last year against Miguel Cotto against a fighter whose only hope of winning was to rough him up.
Instead of booing, they should have been applauding. Instead of leaving, they should have been on their feet cheering. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.