Floyd Mayweather will take to the ring for what is apparently his final ever career bout and the undefeated champion is 7/4 to stop Andre Berto. within 12 rounds
Andre Berto was a shock choice of opponent for undefeated 12-time world champion Floyd Mayweather in what he claims will be his final ever appearance in the ring, and ‘Money’ is set to go out on a high by cementing his boxing legacy.
A victory over Florida-born welterweight Berto, a two-time world champion, would see Mayweather go level with the legendary Rocky Marciano on 49 career triumphs without reply, before the 38-year-old then hangs up his gloves for good.
The pound-for-pound king comes up against a quick-firing opponent who will come swiftly out of the blocks, so back Mayweather to halt Berto prematurely at 7/4 with Betfred for his 27th career stoppage win.
Mayweather is globally recognised for his dominant defensive abilities in the ring, especially in the later stages of his illustrious career, having outpointed all of his last six opponents including Manny Pacquiao.
Although, his next foe Berto is a wild competitor, known for ferociously going all out in every bout, attributes which actually backfired and caused him to be stopped in round 12 by Jesus Soto Karass in 2013, despite seemingly leading proceedings.
The former world champion has lost three of his previous six bouts, also to Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz on points, and is odds-on 8/15 with Boylesports to be outgunned over 12 rounds again this time out.
Berto will come into the MGM Grand in Las Vegas hoping to fire all he has at Mayweather in the early rounds, something ‘Pacman’ was unable to do this summer in the highest grossing fight in history at the same venue in Sin City.
If so, ‘Money’ will undoubtedly have the answer and stamina to contain such an onslaught and is a tasty 33/1 with Paddy Power to down Berto in the final round, just as Mexican bruiser Karass did two years ago.
In what is apparently his final ever professional outing before announcing his imminent retirement from the sport which he has dominated since 1996, Mayweather will be aiming to put on another masterclass and cement his legacy as one of the greats.
Betting tip: Mayweather stops Berto @ 7/4 with Betfred