After nearly two decades in boxing, the Floyd Mayweather has indicated that his next fight would be his last. On Aug. 4, Floyd revealed when and whom he’ll fight next. Learn the details of what might be the final time ‘Money’ steps into the ring!
Floyd Mayweather, 38, is hanging up the boxing gloves. After he finally faced — and defeated — Manny Pacquiao, 36, the undefeated Floyd has said that his next fight will be the last one of his historic 19-year career. But, like the showman that he is, Floyd wants to go out on top by proving he’s truly “The Best Ever.”
Floyd announced on Aug. 4 that he would face Andre Berto, 31, on Sept. 12, reports ESPN. The two will meet at the MGM Grand In Las Vegas and the fight will be televised on Showtime PPV. The fight will be for Floyd’s welterweight world titles, but for Floyd, there’s something more important on the line.
With a victory, Floyd will tie the undefeated record of the boxing great, Rocky Marciano. Rocky retired from Boxing in 1956 with a 49-0 record. Floyd’s record before his Sept. fight it 48-0. With a win over Andre, Floyd will tie with the boxer some people think was the best heavyweight of all time.
“I always bring my A-game, and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception,” Floyd said. “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.”
Andre is no slouch. With a record of 30-3, with 23 knockouts, Andre could stun the world with a major upset. But, Andre has gone 3-3 in his last six fights. Many view Andre as an easy opponent for Pretty Boy Floyd, instead of other welterweight contenders like Keith Thurman, Amir Khan or Shawn Porter. Some of Floyd’s critics don’t even believe that he’ll end on 49 victories, and that he may fight again to make it 50-0.
We’ll have to wait until Sept. 12 to see what happens. Will this be the last fight? Will Andre do what no other man has done and make Floyd 38-1? Or will Money retired undefeated?
Though it wasn’t an official fight, UFC champ Ronda Rousey KO’ed Floyd with a devastating diss during the 2015 ESPYS. While Ronda accepted the award for “Best Fighter,” defeating Floyd, Ronda dropped a major slam. “I wonder how Floyd feels [about] being beaten by a woman, for once,” Ronda said, trashing Floyd over his history of domestic abuse.
Will you tune in to watch Floyd vs. Andre on Sept. 12, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to win?
— Jason Brow