Floyd Mayweather Addresses Criticism Over Choosing Andre Berto

By Staff  |  08/07/2015

Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto

Floyd Mayweather Jr. began promoting what may be his final fight this week, with a press conference in Los Angeles alongside opponent Andre Berto.

While addressing the media, the boxing star addressed criticism over choosing Berto, following his disappointing fight with Manny Pacquiao in May.

"Berto, very, very tough guy. He's hungry and I know he's not gonna lay down. I chose Berto, because he's very exciting," said Mayweather. "I've been getting backlash, he's been getting backlash. No one is forced to buy the fight. I appreciate it, but no one is forced to buy the fight. But, Andre Berto is gonna push Floyd Mayweather to the limit.

"Come September 13, I don't want you guys to say, 'Damn, I missed the fight,'" he continued. "The difference between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao, you guys put all the hype in Manny Pacquiao. That's what the media did. My job was to go out there and be Floyd Mayweather and be a chess player. That's what I did. I found a way to win. But this fight, it's a very, very intriguing match-up."

Later, Mayweather promised excitement and even a knockout.

"With the way he comes, and with the way I'm going to come, if it's not a knockout, there's going to be some knockdowns," Mayweather said. "A lot. And there's going to be blood. There's going to be knockdowns, and there's going to be blood. A lot."

What do you think? Will the Mayweather-Berto fight be worth it?