Undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather and his opponent for September 12th Andre Berto took to L.A yesterday to officially announce their Showtime PPV fight. This is what Floyd Mayweather had to say about the fight:
"I've had a remarkable career. I wouldn't change anything. We all make mistakes. We live and we learn but I wouldn't change anything.
"My dad is a remarkable trainer, Virgil Hunter as well. But when it comes down to it, it comes down to the two fighters in the ring.
"Andre Berto is a tough competitor, a former world champion. Every time he goes out there, he gives it 100 percent.
"I chose Berto because he's very exciting. Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit. That's one thing I do know.
"Berto always gives an exciting fight. If he gets knocked down he gets back up. He always give 100 percent. Fast hands, good boxer.
"I know what it takes when it's a fight of this magnitude, because I've been fighting on pay-per-view for over 10 years. Berto is a very tough guy, he's hungry and he's not going to lie down.
"September 12th is my last dance. On September 13 I just want to sit back and watch some football. I want to watch my children get the best education. And I want to spend every day with my kids. These are the best days of my life.
"The difference between Andre Berto and Pacquiao is you guys [to the media] put hype behind Pacquiao. My job was to go out there and be Floyd Mayweather and be a chess player and that's what I did. I found a way to win.
"Number 49, this is it. I've had a tremendous career. I'm older, wiser and my health is more important than anything. September 12 is my last fight. All 48 fights played a key, but number 48 was the most important.
"This dream all started with just two people. Me and my father. Just the two of us.
"When you look at the two divisions I fight in, there's one man who stands all alone. I looked at the division and asked who's always in a tough exciting fight, who has quick hands and who always gives it 100 percent, it was Andre Berto
"This is a guy I can't overlook. He's dedicated to the sport just like myself and he's going to push me."