FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Andre Berto did a decent job of making tomorrow night’s showdown reasonably appealing at Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The contest has been the source of much derision in the media but the challenger to the WBC and WBA welterweight titles has an air of confidence that belies his perceived chances.
Weighing 145lbs, two pounds lighter than the champion, Berto mischievously studied both sides of Mayweather’s face during the staredown, talking as he moved around the heavy favourite. Floyd, as is custom, chewed gum at a frantic pace.
The bout has been advertised as 48-0 Mayweather’s final appearance and the Sin City resident has shown no signs of going back on his retirement plans.