Former world champion Andre Berto is ready to go toe to toe with undefeated boxing sensation Floyd Mayweather. Berto is coming off two victories after suffering a shoulder injury two years ago where he lost to Jesus Soto-Karass. Berto believes he has what it takes to beat Mayweather, and had this to say about the fight:
"It's a long time coming. Now we're here. Anybody that knows me has seen great things but at the same time they've seen me go through some real trials. What comes with that is a lot of hard work and perseverance.
"Two years ago I was in the hospital bed having surgery on my shoulder and not knowing if I could come back from that. At the end of the day it was a blessing. We stayed focused and now we're here.
"I know I'm going to come in there fast and strong. I'm 152 pounds right now. At the end of the day you're going to see a kids who's had his highs. Or who's had his falls. And now we're right back to making it happen.
"This is a fight that I felt Floyd still wanted to make happen. Him coming off of the Pacquiao fight, of course it's easy for people to downplay me. I can't worry about that and I'm not worried about that.
"Have you ever seen a boring Andre Berto fight? At the end of the day we work our butt off, I've been working for a long time. Right now, the harvest is coming. We sowed the seeds and the time is now.
"I bring that rare combination of speed, power and explosiveness to the table. The last person he bought with that combination was Zab Judah. I'm younger, I'm hungry; I'm strong and fast. I'm focused on what I'm coming to get.
"I felt like I went through what I went through for a reason. My time is now. There's no better day than the present. Floyd is no stranger to me. We're already deep into camp. You definitely do not want to miss this one."