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Mayweather dominates Berto over 12 rounds

Photos © German Villasenor
Photos © German Villasenor

Mayweather dominates Berto
















By John J. Raspanti
Photos © German Villasenor


Five-time division world champion Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated by winning a wide 12-round decision over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night.

The scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 for Mayweather.

Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Mayweather winning the fight by a 118-110 score.

Mayweather, 38, who repeated after the fight that he’s now officially retired, took control of the match immediately. His faster hands and feet made life difficult for Berto. He worked his left to the body and fired lead right hands. Berto jabbed, but his punches were short. Mayweather landed a crisp left hook near the end of the stanza.


Rounds two and three were more of the same. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) pecked with his left. Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) missed two sweeping right hands. Mayweather connected with a short left hook-- followed by a stinging right hand.

Mayweather moved to side-to-side in round four. Berto connected with a right as Mayweather languished on the ropes. Mayweather caught Berto with multiple blows to the chin.

Berto tried roughing up Mayweather in rounds five and six. He landed a low blow that drew a warning. Mayweather tagged Berto with lefts and rights to the body. Berto kept walking after him--looking for that miracle punch. A hard jab surprised Mayweather.

The 32-year-old Berto kept working in rounds seven and eight. Mayweather connected with a short uppercut and right hand. Berto fired his own jab. Mayweather, with his gloves at his sides, stung Berto with more punches.

Referee Kenny Bayless warned both fighters for excessive chattering in round 10. Mayweather strolled away from Berto and unleashed a left hook. Berto fired a couple of rights, but the clever Mayweather ducked the blows with ease.

With two rounds to go in the match, Mayweather was comfortably ahead.

Mayweather victory Berto ran into a right hand but came back for more. Mayweather obliged him seconds later. Mayweather bounced on his toes and strafed the frustrated Berto with blows.

Berto came skipping forward in the 12th and final round. There was no way anyone could doubt his determination. Mayweather jolted him with a short uppercut. A big right hand staggered Berto.

“I want to thank all the fans who came out to support this event,” said Mayweather in the ring after the fight. “It was a good fight.”

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Mayweather vs. Berto




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