Berto dialed in for Mayweather fight
LOS ANGELES -- Andre Berto has been written off by virtually everybody as he prepares to step into the ring with pound-for-pound king and welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather.
He knows he is the massive underdog for their world title fight on Sept. 12 (Showtime PPV, 8 p.m. ET) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. And Berto just doesn’t give a damn about the odds.
In fact, Berto, who held an open workout on Friday at a hotel across the street from Staples Center just hours before the Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares weigh-in -- in order to attract media members covering that fight -- already looked to be in tip-top fighting shape.
It is obvious he is taking his assignment with Mayweather seriously. Berto is never on weight two weeks before a fight. Until now. When he came into the ballroom for the workout you’d have sworn it was for the weigh-in, not a workout.Read more...