Floyd Mayweather next fight fixed for Set. 12: Does Andre Berto stands a chance?
This is a stunning news for many boxing fans. Boxing legend and one of the best boxer of our times Floyd Mayweather Jr is all set to fight a little known Andre Berto in what is being called his last fight.
Is Money Mayweather scared of facing a boxer of Amir Khanâ€™s stature who has been demanding a fight with Mayweather for a long time? At least for the last two years the Brit boxer of Pakistani origin who is around a decade younger than Floyd Mayweather and is at the height of his boxing career, has been demanding a match with the American boxer.
Many people will be feeling let down by the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. It is merely four months when he had beaten his bÃªte noir and the second most successful fighter of this past decade Manny Pacquiao. The fight had generated more than $450 million, in the biggest and the richest fight of all times.
Now the man who has defied the logic and beaten many great names â€“though has skirted many equally great names in the process – will return to defend his welterweight world titles against Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweahter remains unbeaten till now. He has an unbelievable looking record of 48-0 with 26 Kos in his career spanning almost two decades. Reports suggest that the champion will be fighting at the MGM Grand for the 12th consecutive time and reports suggest that it will be the last time of his career, only if he doesnâ€™t change his mind later.
While making the unexpected announcement Mayweather said, â€œI’m ready to get back in the ring on Sept. 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m the best everâ€¦I always bring my A-game, and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception. He’s a young, strong fighter who is hungry to take down the best. Forty-eight have tried before, and on Sept. 12, I’m going to make it 49.â€
There is no denying the fact that Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) doesnâ€™t come with great record despite being two-time welterweight world titleholder who currently holds an interim belt, is just 3-3 in his past six bouts and viewed by many as an easy mark for Mayweather. But many will still go and watch the fight as they will definitely excuse him for not choosing a tough fighter for his last and final bout. By the way who will like to tarnish his own record?