IFWT_Berto Mayweather

Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather is set to fight fellow welterweight Andre Berto on Sept. 12, reports Michael Woods of the Sweet Science. No confirmation has been made from the Mayweather or Berto camps.

According to the report, the fight will be televised on CBS, with Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) slated to take home his usual purse, which will be around $30-35 million.

The fight will be marketed as a “give back” to fans who were less than thrilled over paying upwards of $99 to see Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao via pay-per-view.

Mayweather’s reported bout against Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) is the last in his lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime/CBS that he signed in 2013. He has won each of previous five bouts by decision.

The 31-year-old Berto last fought in March, scoring a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez, winning the interim WBA Welterweight title. Berto is just 3-3 in his last six fights.

This could be Mayweather’s last fight unless he really wants to go out 50-0 in which case he would have to fight one more time after this one (assuming he wins of course).  Finding another opponent would definitely be a task, the only way to get an interesting fight would be by changing his weight class.

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Source: Sports Illustrated