Berto on Mayweather rumor: “It will be a great fight if it happens”
Andre Berto made his first public comments since rumors popped up that he could face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a showdown that could be featured on CBS rather than Mayweather’s usual pay-per-view platform.
“I’m happy to be in the running for this fight and am definitely up for the challenge,” Berto stated in a press release sent out on Wednesday afternoon. “I know it will be a great fight if it happens.”
Berto (30-3, 23 knockouts), a former WBC and IBF welterweight titleholder, was last in the ring for a sixth-round stoppage against Josesito Lopez in March. Berto is 3-3 in his last six bouts, last losing to Jesus Soto Karass by 12th-round TKO.
No official announcement on whom Mayweather will fight next has been made by Mayweather, Mayweather Promotions or Showtime/CBS, but one is expected soon.