On September 12th, Floyd Mayweather will be facing Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada aka “The house that Floyd built.” It’s no secret that, even for die-hard boxing nerds this fight creates more frustration than satisfaction. Virtually everyone except the combatants wanted Mayweather to face a different, far more competitive opponent. Yet, we will go out on a limb here and say there are still a few reasons to tune into Mayweather vs. Berto. Read on to find out.
1. Tying Rocky Marciano’s Record
Should Mayweather win, he will (provided he stays true to his word and retires) have tied one of boxing’s longest and most treasured records. Matching Rocky Marciano at 49-0 and completing his career as an undefeated champion. If it gives you any sense of how difficult this has been to accomplish. The last man that came this close was Larry Holmes over 30 years ago. Yes that was 1985 – when 15 round fights still existed, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and a young up and coming recording artist named Madonna released an album called “Like a Virgin” – yes it been that long.