In what might be his final fight in his career, or at least in his contract with Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be taking on Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 12. To say that Mayweather is the favorite for this bout would be an extreme understatement as he has -10000 betting odds to win. Meanwhile, Berto is only listed at +1600 by our sportsbook to win.
A Look At the Beast’s Record
Andre Berto is a rather experienced welterweight fighter. The Beast has been active since 2004 and was once one of the top competitors in the class.
He held the NABF and WBC welterweight title belts for a good period of time. He won the WBC title in 2008 and successfully defended it five times. He lost the title in 2011 to Victor Ortiz.
Not long after that, he lost two consecutive bouts. Overall, he has lost three of his last six bouts. However, he has won his last two matches with last one coming in March with a victory over Josesito Lopez. He won the interim WBA welterweight title as a result.
Overall, Berto has a 30-3 record with 23 knockouts. His knockout win against Lopez was his first knockout victory in five bouts.
Is This Floyd’s End?
Naturally, many wonder if this is going to be the end of Floyd Mayweather’s career. While Berto is not necessarily the top fighter in the welterweight class, he could end up being Mayweather’s last opponent unless a big deal could be reached to fight another more popular contender. These include such figures as Kell Brook, Amir Khan, Tim Bradley or even a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
Bets are already being taken with regards to whether or not Berto will be Mayweather’s last opponent. Specifically, the MGM Grand has taken in a +200 bet stating that Mayweather will fight in 2016. There’s also a -300 line stating that he won’t fight anymore after this last one with Andre Berto. This could prove to be impactful in terms of the upcoming fight schedule in today’s boxing world.