The boxing world have now found out Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent’s identity, Andre Berto after the undefeated boxing superstarconfirmed when the fight will take place.
Mayweather announced on his official Twitter on Tuesday that Sept. 12 will be when he steps back into the ring:
Mayweather insisted on the post-fight broadcast immediately after his May 2 win over Manny Pacquiao that his next fight would be the last of his career (via Sports Illustrated): “My last fight is in September, then it’s time for me to hang it up. You know, I’m almost 40 years old now, I’ve been in the sport 19 years, I’ve been world champion for 18 years, and I’m truly, truly thankful and I’m blessed.”
As far as whom Mayweather will fight, it’s also been confirmed to be Andre Berto as TMZ Sports reported in July.
There’s also the mystery of how fans will be able to watch the fight. Mayweather’s bout on Sept. 12 will be his last under the terms of a six-fight contract with Showtime Sports—a subsidiary of CBS.
Lyle Fitzsimmons of Bleacher Report and CBS Sports reported on July 8 that Mayweather’s next fight could be broadcast on CBS. That would be unique simply because of how revenue works in boxing, with fighters collecting portions of pay-per-view buys as part of their deals.
Mayweather does not seem to be in desperate need for money, as ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell and Dan Rafael reported the undefeated champion walked away from his fight with Pacquiao making at least $220 million.
Regardless of how Mayweather’s fight is broadcast and whom he is challenging, it’s always a huge event when he steps into the ring. The possibility that Sept. 12 could be his final match adds to the intrigue.
Credit: Bleacher Report