Emotions and stakes run high!
The weigh-in and the final staredown which took place this Friday evening became a perfect warm-up for the fight night. MGM Grand is Mayweather’s domain and thousands of fans showed up to watch “Money” and Berto. Both boxers made it to the weight limit of 147 pounds, as Berto tipped the scales at 145 and Mayweather being a pound heavier. As Mayweather and Berto met in the center of the stage, the contender looked not a bit enchanted with Mayweather’s greatness.
Berto is a one hundred percent underdog in this bout but does that mean he has no chance to beat one of the best pound-for-pound boxers of the present time? Compared to Pacquiao Berto is younger, he has less losses and a smaller overall record which suggests he’s less exhausted. Besides he was knocked out only once. And what’s more important – Berto has nothing to lose. Many people would love to see Mayweather getting his ass kicked, but does anyone really expect Berto to do that?
In case you’ve just decided to watch Mayweather’s 36-minute long retirement ceremony, it will be broadcast live on Showtime Pay-Per-View for $64.95 in standard and $74.95 in HD. The undercard begins at 8 p.m. ET.