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Mayweather satisfied with Berto pick, expects a hell of a fight

Phil Jay 31/08/2015

Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather is content with his upcoming pay-per-view offering against Andre Berto despite criticism over the choice of opponent for his final fight.

The 38 year-old hangs up his gloves in September having defeated all 48 of his career opponents and boasting one of the greatest C.V’s any fighter could wish to possess through a 19-year career.

Mayweather comes up against a challenger with three defeats in his last six outings and who it can be argued hasn’t looked his at his best in five or six years. 31 year-old Berto’s greatest triumph came against Luis Collazo back in 2009 and since then, the Haitian-American has stuttered through his career having been put on the canvas four times.

Despite the stats, ‘Money’ plucked Berto out of obscurity above the on-fire Amir Khan and says he expects an entertaining fight when the action starts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 12.

“Berto can fight. He’s a two-time champion. He’s hungry. He comes to wage a war. There is never a dull moment when he fights so I expect a hell of a fight out of him. We’ll all see how it plays out,” said Mayweather.

“My last fight, all you guys put Pacquiao on a pedestal and look what happened. I went in there and did what I needed to do, which is win.

“This fight, no matter who the opponent, somebody would have something critical or negative to say. Some people are never satisfied. But I’m satisfied,” he added.

“HIGH STAKES: Mayweather vs. Berto,” a 12-round welterweight world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBC and WBA 147-pound titles, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions LLC. The event will take place Saturday, September 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be televised by SHOWTIME PPV. The undercard features a WBO Junior Lightweight World Championship fight, which is a rematch between Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido. Also featured on the PPV telecast will be a WBC Super Middleweight title bout between Badou Jack and George Groves, which is promoted in association with Team Sauerland. The opening PPV bout pits former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez against Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round super featherweight bout.