Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto

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High Stakes
MayweatherVsBerto.jpg
Date September 12, 2015
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
Title(s) on the line WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. United States Andre Berto
Nickname Money The Beast
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Winter Haven, Florida, U.S.
Pre-fight record 48–0–0 (26 KO) 30–3-0 (23 KO)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 5 ft 6 12 in (1.69 m)
Style Orthodox Orthodox
Recognition WBA (Super)/WBC super welterweight champion.
WBA (Super)/WBC/The Ring/lineal
welterweight champion.
The Ring No. 1 ranked pound for pound
Interim WBA
welterweight champion.
Result
Mayweather Jr. wins by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto, billed as "High Stakes", was a professional boxing fight, contested for the welterweight championship. The bout was held on September 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Showtime PPV[1] Mayweather Jr. confirmed his retirement after the bout.[2]

Mayweather dominated the fight, landing an impressive 56% [232/410] punches thrown, and 67% of power punches [132/196] compared to Berto's underwhelming number of 16% [83/495] punches landed and 22% [39/177] of power punches thrown.[3] Mayweather won the fight, 120-108, 118-110 and 117-111.[4][5][6]

Fight card[edit]

Weight Class vs. Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. (c) def. United States Andre Berto UD 12/12
Super Middleweight Sweden Badou Jack (c) def. United Kingdom George Groves SD 12/12
Super Featherweight Puerto Rico Román Martínez (c) draws Mexico Orlando Salido SD 12/12
Super Welterweight United States Vanes Martirosyan def. United States Ishe Smith MD 10/10
Super Featherweight Puerto Rico Jonathan Oquendo def. Mexico Jhonny González MD 10/10
Middleweight United States Christopher Pearson def. Canada Janks Trotter TKO 7/10
Super Middleweight Romania Ronald Gavril def. United States Scott Sigmon RTD 8/10
Welterweight United Kingdom Ashley Theophane def. United States Steve Upsher Chambers UD 10/10

Broadcast[edit]

The telecast of the fight was televised via Showtime PPV, with its price set at US$64.99. For the first time in Showtime history, viewers were also able to purchase and watch the PPV online through the CBS website; those who purchase the fight online also received a free 3-month subscription to CBS All Access. The move to offer the fight online by official means was considered to be in response to the unauthorized redistribution of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.[7]

Estimates reported the number of PPV buys for the fight to be around 400,000, which was the lowest for a Mayweather fight in almost a decade.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayweather officially fighting Andre Berto". TMZ.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Ellerbe confirms Mayweather will be retiring after Berto". 
  3. ^ Loop, Nate. "Results and Punch Stats from Mayweather vs. Berto". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Floyd Mayweather 'ends career' undefeated after one-sided victory over Andre Berto". Guardian. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Floyd Mayweather (49-0) decisions Andre Berto in one-sided send-off". ESPN. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mayweather beats Berto: Re-live round-by-round coverage from MGM Grand of record-breaking Money Man's 49th and final bout before retirement". Daily Mail. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "CBS to Live Stream Showtime's Mayweather-Berto Fight". Variety. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "The pay per view numbers for Mayweather-Berto are not good". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 18 September 2015.