Floyd Mayweather next opponent is two-time Welterweight champion and current WBA Welterweight Interim Champion Andre Berto.
In what man will call the worst kept secrets in boxing, the Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, four months removed from his historic victory against Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history, said Tuesday he will return to defend his welterweight world titles against Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs), who will be fighting at the MGM Grand for the 12th consecutive time, has repeatedly said the fight, which will be televised on Showtime PPV (8 p.m. ET), will be the final fight of his brilliant, 19-year career.
“I’m ready to get back in the ring on Sept. 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m the best ever,” Mayweather said. “I always bring my A-game, and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception. He’s a young, strong fighter who is hungry to take down the best. Forty-eight have tried before, and on Sept. 12, I’m going to make it 49.”
Berto (30-3, 23 KOs), a two-time welterweight world title holder who currently holds an interim belt, is just 3-3 in his past six bouts and viewed by many as an easy mark for Mayweather.