As expected, Floyd Mayweather Jr. handed Andre Berto a defeat last night in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. It wasn’t even close.
Reports the New York Times:
Even as he said that Saturday night was his boxing swan song, Floyd Mayweather Jr. continued to show the swagger and the skill that have been the hallmarks of his 19-year career.
Mayweather came out attacking and scored an easy victory with a unanimous decision over Andre Berto in a welterweight world title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, improving his record to 49-0. Despite all the skepticism about whether he is ready to start the next chapter in his life, Mayweather continued to insist that this was indeed his final fight.
“My career’s over,” he said during the postfight ring interview. “It’s official.”
He continued: “You got to know when to hang it up. I’m knocking at the door now. I’m close to 40 years old. There’s nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing.”
The final margins on the scorecards were 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 as Berto’s record dropped to 30-4.
Considering how much coin he can make if he decides to try to go 50-0, no one believes that was Money Mayweather’s last match.
Nevertheless, the props, praise and slander started flooding in even before Mayweather’s latest W. Also, how hard did he have to work if he had time to respond to someone yelling “What are those?!” from the crowd?
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Photo: AP Photo/John Locher