Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto fight officially announced for Sept. 12
Floyd Mayweather’s September fight with Andre Berto has officially been announced.
Mayweather’s PR company sent out a media news alert to announce the fight, which will take place Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be available on Showtime pay-per-view rather than free TV via CBS, which was an idea Mayweather was considering.
“I’m ready to get back in the ring on September 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m ‘The Best Ever,'” Mayweather said of the fight. “I always bring my A-game and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception. He’s a young, strong fighter who is hungry to take down the best. Forty-eight have tried before and on September 12, I’m going to make it 49.”
Berto, a former Olympian for Haiti, says he is undaunted by Mayweather’s perfect record.
“I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on September 12,” said Berto. “Best believe that I plan to bring it to Floyd and I’m not concerned about what 48 other fighters have been unable to do. Somebody is getting knocked out and it won’t be me. You don’t want to miss this.”