Floyd Mayweather announces Andre Berto as his Las Vegas opponent

Floyd Mayweather has revealed that Andre Berto will be his 49th opponent when the champion returns to the ring on September 12.
The clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sees Mayweather go into the bout unbeaten as he edges closer to the milestone of going 50 fights without defeat.
Mayweather’s last faced Manny Pacquiao in May, in a clash that was billed as the ‘fight of the century’ and saw him walk away with his 48th victory following a points decision.

Floyd Mayweather announced on Instagram that Andre Berto will be his 49th opponent in September
Mayweather uploaded pictures of his training after giving the heavy bag a going over

Mayweather uploaded pictures of his training after giving the heavy bag a going over
Fans were able to see the images on the undefeated champion's Shots account

Fans were able to see the images on the undefeated champion’s Shots account
Mayweather also got stuck in to some pad work with his 49th fight just over five weeks away

Mayweather also got stuck in to some pad work with his 49th fight just over five weeks away
Mayweather (left) last fought in May when he defeated Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight unification bout

Mayweather (left) last fought in May when he defeated Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight unification bout
Mayweather celebrates his win over Pacquiao which extend his winning record to 48 without loss

Mayweather celebrates his win over Pacquiao which extend his winning record to 48 without loss

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

AGE: 38
NICKNAME: Money Man/Money
RECORD
Total fights: 48
Wins 48: (26 by KO)
Losses: 0
STANCE: Orthodox 
HEIGHT: 1.73m
REACH: 183 cm
Mayweather is the WBC, WBA, and Ring welterweight champion. 
He beat Manny Pacquiao on points in his last fight in May. 

ANDRE BERTO 

AGE: 31
NICKNAME: The Beast
RECORD
Total fights: 33
Wins 30: (23 by KO)
Losses: 3
STANCE: Orthodox 
HEIGHT: 1.74m
REACH: 179 cm
He is the WBA welterweight interim champion but has lost three of his last six fights. 
He held a 27-0 record until being beaten by Victor Ortiz in 2011.
After
announcing the fight with Berto on social media, Mayweather tweeted:
‘Come be part of the history. Book your hotel and flights now.’
Berto
had been favourite to be announced for the Las Vegas on September 12,
courting criticism over the quality of Mayweather’s opponent who has a
3-3 record over his last six fights.
Mayweather
is aiming to try to match Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record in
September and would be the overwhelming favourite to beat 31-year-old
the Haitian-American.
Yet
Mayweather seems unlikely to become complacent with his preparations in
spite of the fact that many believe he should be fighting stronger
candidate Amir Khan instead of the former welterweight world champion
whose career appears to be in decline.
Englishman
Khan, who has a record of 31-3, including 19 knockouts, with
consecutive wins over former world champions Devon Alexander and Chris
Algieri, was rejected by Mayweather again this time around, after he did
so last year before choosing Marcos Maidana.
Mayweather,
who took home £141m ($220m) after the Pacquiao bout, apparently removed
Khan from his consideration because the Bolton-born man persistently
criticised Mayweather after being asked to stay silent.
Andre Berto lands a punch against Josesito Lopez during their 12 round welterweight bout in California

Andre Berto lands a punch against Josesito Lopez during their 12 round welterweight bout in California
Berto (left) celebrates after knocking out Josesito Lopez in the sixth round during their March bout

Berto (left) celebrates after knocking out Josesito Lopez in the sixth round during their March bout
A glum-looking Amir Khan will not be fighting Mayweather next month and he posted this picture

A glum-looking Amir Khan will not be fighting Mayweather next month and he posted this picture
Khan punches Chris Algieri during their welterweight bout  in New York back in May, with the Brit once again snubbed by Mayweather for a potential clash

Khan punches Chris Algieri during
their welterweight bout in New York back in May, with the Brit once
again snubbed by Mayweather for a potential clash

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