Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (48-0) will put his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the ring to face Andre Berto in Las Vegas on Sept. 12 in what could be the final fight of his career. Mayweather, who beat Manny Pacquiao in May in what was billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’, will risk his WBC and WBA welterweight world titles against the power-punching, two-time welterweight world champion Berto (30-3) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In making the fight, Mayweather snubbed Britain’s Amir Khan, 31-3 with 19 knockouts. The Bolton battler has won his past five fights.
A victory for Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with an unblemished record of 49-0. “I’m ready to get back in the ring on September 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m ‘The Best Ever,’” said the 38-year-old Mayweather.
“I always bring my A-game and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception.” Berto, 30-3 with 23 knockouts, intends to flip the script on Mayweather, whose 48-0 record includes 26 knockouts. “I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass,” Berto said. “Best believe I plan to bring it to Floyd and I’m not concerned about what 48 other fighters have been unable to do. Somebody is getting knocked out and it won’t be me.”