With just two weeks until what could be Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight when he takes on Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the first episode of the documentation series, All Access gives viewers an insight to both fighters camps as they prepare for their showdown Sept. 12.
The episode revolves around Mayweather’s career coming to an end, and show that family life is becoming the driving force in his life, not the sport that earned him the fame and the fortune he enjoys today.
But don’t get it wrong, Mayweather is still motivated by money, made clear by him punching a heavy bag at his Mayweather Boxing Club while holding a large wad of one hundred dollar bills.
While, in Oakland, the series shows Berto trying to get is career back to where it was before losing to Victor Ortiz, Jesus Soto Karass and Robert Guerrero in a span of four fights, two of them Mayweather’s past victims, as he is working with former trainer of the year Virgil Hunter. He fought his last two bouts under Hunter, both wins, and he’s looking to parlay that into the biggest win of his career.
If Berto can get back to what he was before the Ortiz loss, he stands a chance to hand Mayweather his first loss, but that’s if he can get to Mayweather, which no one has been able to. Berto can take some punishment and keep going, so he might take more risks than previous opponents to get inside with Mayweather, and that’s the only way he stands a chance at pulling of the monumental upset.
High Stakes: Mayweather vs. Berto, a 12-round welterweight world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBC and WBA 147-pound titles, takes place Saturday,Sept. 12, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be televised by Showtime PPV.