Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the 12-time world champion and boxing’s number one attraction will fight Andre Berto, the two-time welterweight champion on Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT (Photo credit: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com).
Mayweather vs. Berto has truly historic implications, as a win for Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) brings his undefeated record to equal the late great heavyweight world champion Rocky Marciano (49-0).
Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto: Kickoff Press Conference
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KO’s), an 12-time world champion in five weight divisions, remains boxing’s biggest attraction, wowing crowds and generating record numbers every time he steps into the ring. In fact, Mayweather was recently named the world’s highest paid athlete by “Forbes” magazine for a second consecutive year. During his extraordinary career, he has amassed wins over world champions such as Manny Pacquiao, Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez.
Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s), of Winter Haven, Fla., is a former amateur standout and 2004 Olympian for Haiti. A veteran of eight world title fights, all at 147 pounds, he won the WBC Welterweight World Title in June 2008 and made five successful title defenses over the next two and a half years before losing the title in April 2011. Berto won the IBF Welterweight World Title in September 2011.
“Over the past several years, fight fans have filled movie theaters all across the country to see Mayweather square off against some of the best boxers in the world,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “Now, with this being Mayweather’s last fight, what better place for those fans to witness this historic bout than up on the big screen once again?”
Tickets for Mayweather vs. Berto go on sale August 21 and can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).