Floyd Mayweather has once again stirred up controversy, this time with the selection of his opponent for his supposed last fight, which inspired fans of boxing everywhere to collectively roll their eyes.
Mayweather vs. Berto Fight date: September 12, 2015 8PME/5PMP
Mayweather will face off against Andre Berto in Las Vegas on September 12 at the MGM Grand. Berto has lost three of his last six fights, including two losses to fighters who have already been beaten by Mayweather. Sports Interaction currently has Mayweather sitting as the -10000 favorite. To try and incite some interest in this fight, Mayweather has promised fans something he’s not exactly famous for providing – a knockout.
“With the way he comes, and with the way I’m going to come, if it’s not a knockout, there’s going to be some knockdowns,” Mayweather said. “A lot. And there’s going to be blood. There’s going to be knockdowns, and there’s going to be blood. A lot.”
Since 2007, Mayweather has fought and beaten nine opponents, yet only one of those wins was a KO.
Mayweather’s last fight against Manny Pacquiao was in May of this year, and many fans felt disappointed by the pace of the fight, which also happened to be the most lucrative boxing match in history. Berto even chimed in on that now infamous bout, saying he “knew how people felt (after the Pacquiao fight), and it’s my luck that I come right behind that. If I would have paid that type of money, I probably would have felt some type of way, too.”
Mayweather and his team are looking to charge $75 for the HD pay-per-view event, which will be the final fight in his contract with Showtime, and which will undoubtedly have viewers feeling some type of way.