Mayweather vs Berto prediction: Somebody is getting knocked outWritten by Joshua Broom
So who do you like for Mayweather vs Berto?
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. 38, (48-0 26 KO) faces Andre Berto 32, (30-3 23 KO) tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the fight will probably be just like most of Floyd's bouts, a decisive Mayweather victory.
However, look for the former 2-time welterweight titilist Berto to have his moments early on in the contest. The 32 year-old underdog will come out gallantly 'swinging for the fences' in the first three rounds before Floyd's legendary boxing radar allows him to pick up on Berto's rhythm and subsequently pick him apart en route to a late stoppage victory.
Yes, look for Floyd to record his first stoppage since 2011.
With Mayweather's almost certain victory Saturday night, he will move to 49-0 and tie heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano's vaunted unblemished record in the process. However, Floyd's choice of opponent is apropos for his final fight.
A Mayweather win will do nothing at all to elevate Floyd's legacy. If anything, fighting Berto in his "farewell fight" might diminish the Mayweather legacy a bit.
Make no mistake, throughout his stellar career "Money May" has achieved more than most fighters already enshrined in the coveted International Boxing Hall of Fame. He's beaten men such as Pacquiao, Mosley, Cotto and De La Hoya who are either members of or will no doubt be enshrined as members of Canastota's hallowed halls.
... But ending his career opposite the ring with a fighter such as Berto is just not the way many envisioned Floyd saying 'goodbye.'
Mayweather vs Berto prediction: Floyd via Round 8 TKO