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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Andre Berto Made Official For September

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Andre Berto Made Official For September

The days of speculation for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next bout are over, as Showtime Sports made an official announcement through their social media accounts today:

The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept 12. The match-up had been rumored for the last several months, and was thought to be broadcast on CBS television — but today’s announcement only listed it as available via pay-per-view.

Mayweather Jr, who is 48-0 as a professional, also sent along the news via Twitter and Instagram:

The boxer has previously stated his intention to not surpass Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 undefeated professional record, so it’s possible this will be the last bout of his career — or, at least, that’s what we’ve been led to believe.

His opponent, Andre Berto, is a welterweight from Florida of Haitian origins — who enjoys dual citizenship.

Berto, who is 30-3 as a professional, also sent a celebratory message on his Twitter account:

Berto is currently riding a two-fight win streak. In 2011, he and Victor Ortiz, another recent Mayweather opponent, engaged in a memorable battle which was many observer’s choice for “Fight of the Year.” Berto, who had earned a 27-0 record prior, lost via unanimous decision.

Ortiz and Berto were scheduled to rematch in 2012, but that was scratched when Berto tested positive for banned substances — a result that was later determined to be in error.

No undercard has been announced for the Mayweather vs. Berto event.



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