After winning the historical fight against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao last May, will the Pound-for-Pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. go for a rematch in his final battle?
Sadly, he wouldn’t. Instead, the champ confirmed that his last fight will be against Andre Berto.
Mayweather Jr. announced the September 12 face-off on his Instagram account last Tuesday.
With a 48-0 record and 26 KOs, the undefeated boxer will defend his welterweight belt against Haitian-American Berto with a 30-3, 23 KOs score. Mayweather’s other target, aside from beating Berto, is to match the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s record with 49-0, TIME reported.
“I’m ready to get back in the ring on September 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m ‘The Best Ever’…Forty-eight have tried before and on September 12, I’m going to make it 49,” he said, the site noted.
On the other hand, his underdog opponent, Andre Berto who is a two time welterweight title holder, vows to “kick Mayweather’s ass.”
“I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on Sept. 12,” he exclaimed.
“Best believe that I plan to bring it to Floyd. and I’m not concerned about what 48 other fighters have been unable to do. Somebody is getting knocked out, and it won’t be me. You don’t want to miss this,” Berto said, ESPN noted.
CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe also commented about the highly anticipated fight:
“We know Berto is coming in looking to knock Floyd’s head off. Floyd just has to be prepared.”
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Andre Berto boxing match will be at the MGM Grand Arena in LA.
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