Former world champion Andre Berto gives an intriguing insight to boxing fans on what it’s like to box former pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather.
With all the talk and carnival-type hype around a potential Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match later this year, it would be easy to forget that it’s nearly been two years since Mayweather last fought in a legitimate boxing match.
It was to prove to be the fight that got him to his current 49-0 (26KO) record and came against Andre Berto in September of 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Most recent reports suggest that a Mayweather vs McGregor boxing match could very well take place in the same city and same month later this year in September.
Two years on from Mayweather’s last competitive outing.
Mayweather was to win a straight forward unanimous decision victory that night against Berto. It was a fight that didn’t wow the world nor the pay per view numbers afterwards it turned out.
Indeed, that’s probably why Mayweather is pursuing this McGregor spectacle event now.
He knows that the circus atmosphere that will come with it will quickly erase the poor performing Berto pay per view buys of 2015 – with minimal risk.
From a boxing perspective Floyd Mayweather is widely considered to be one of (if not the very best) defensive boxer of all time.
A man who has taken very little damage during his career and perfected the art of the shoulder roll better than anyone.
A fighter with a sublime sense of timing and distance to offset his opponents’ attacks with sharp shooting counter punches.
Speaking to Fight Hype Andre Berto gave a really interesting insight and plain English explanation of what it’s actually like to fight Mayweather:
(Andre Berto gives breakdown of fighting Mayweather via Fight Hype YouTube)