Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/12/15
Andre Berto vs. Floyd Mayweather
Boxing: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm (MGM Grand Hotel & Casino)
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Andre Berto fight Saturday night at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr enters this fight with a 48-0 record and is coming off a May victory over Manny Pacquiao. This is Mayweather’s fourth fight since 2014 and could possibly be his last before he announces his retirement. Mayweather simply doesn’t need an introduction, as he’s widely considered the best fighter on the planet and is a huge favorite for reason. Mayweather is a boxing technicon with fabolous defense and ridiculous hand speed despite being 38 years old. Mayweather’s footwork has declined due to old age and isn’t able to move around the ring like he once did, but he still dictates the fight. Mayweather is as consistent of a fighter we’ve seen in a very long time. This is Mayweather’s 14th straight time fighting in Las Vegas.
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Andre Berto enters this fight with 30-3 record and is coming off a March victory over Josesito Lopez. Berto has split his last six fights and is fighting his third fight since 2014. Berto, who just turned 32 years old, has solid hand speed and packs a serious punch that has led to 23 knockouts. Berto is a strong fighter with a tough chin and is more than capable of landing a haymaker or two that tilts a fight. Berto is certainly going to give his all and won’t be a pushover like many expect. The main concern with Berto is that he is past his prime and his last two victories over Josesito Lopez and Steve Upsher Chambers aren’t exactly confidence builders when thinking possible upset. This is Berto’s third career fight in Las Vegas.
Now that it’s out of the way, this fight is an absolute joke. Mayweather could have easily gave us a better bout but decided to take the easy way out after giving the people what they wanted in Pacquiao. No disrespect to Berto, but he’s not on Mayweather's level and has very little chance of winning this fight.
Mayweather remains undefeated and has to give boxing fans another fight before ending his career.