Floyd Mayweather Vs Andre Berto – Preview and Prediction

Floyd Mayweather will take on Andre Berto in what he states will be his final fight as he bows out of boxing likely equalling Rocky Marciano’s unbeaten record in what has been an incredible career. Floyd Mayweather has been the king of boxing for as long as a generation can remember,  in a 20 year career Floyd has won world titles in 5 different weight classes, winning 12 different world titles in all.

If Floyd Mayweather Jr bows out of boxing this weekend, it will truly be the end of an era, and the dawn of a new era will begin for the sport.

Of course there are those that are sceptical about this being Mayweather Jr’s last contest, many believe the dangling carrot of being able to better Marciano’s record will be too tempting for Floyd and we will see the final curtains next year in a super fight, Floyd has hit back at those theories citing concerns over his health being the reason this will truly be the last time we see him in a ring.

His opponent will be Andre Berto, Berto was once tipped to be a P4P superstar himself but in recent years has been brought crashing down to earth with 3 defeats from his last 6 opponents. The choice of opponent in Berto has quite rightly been called to question by the boxing world, Berto’s recent form has hardly been deserving of a world title shot lot alone a shot at dethroning the king.

As a result of this match making Floyd Mayweather is as short as 1/200 on at some bookmakers, I can’t say for certain but that surely has to one of the shortest odds for a world title fight in quite a while and is perhaps a little harsh on Berto, who is probably better than those odds suggest. However he is not beating Floyd Mayweather Jr this weekend

The question this weekend really is, can Floyd Mayweather go out with a KO victory, he should completely dominate Andre Berto but with just 2 stoppages in his last 13 fights it’s clear Floyd Mayweather is no power puncher at Welterweight.

Andre Berto has recently looked at physical peak and looks strong and rearing to go, I certainly don’t think he will be an easy out with Floyd’s punching power and I expect Floyd to dominate to a shut out victory on the cards yet again. 120-108 x 3 most likely.

Most of the bookmakers have a Floyd points win at 1/2, however Ladbrokes are offering 4/6 on a unanimous decision win for Mayweather, this means he will need all 3 judges to score it in his favour,  but if this fight goes 12 rounds you would surely like to think that is a forgone conclusion.

PREDICTION: MAYWEATHER UD 

BETTING TIP: £30 on Floyd Mayweather by Unanimous Decision 4/6 Ladbrokes.