Floyd “Money” Mayweather toyed with game challenger Andre Berto cruising to a wide unanimous decision victory and retaining his WBA/WBC welterweight titles and remaining unbeaten (49-0, 26 KOs) in the process.
The judges scores after 12 read 117-111, 118-110, 120-108 all in favor of Mayweather. Berto tried his hardest to press the action but kept missing the elusive pound for pound king. Mayweather was throwing more punches and taking more risks against Berto compared to his previous bout with Manny Pacquiao where he seemed more hesitant to let his hands go.
Shortly after the bout during the post fight interview he announced his retirement, thanking the fans and saying he had nothing left to prove in the sport. He thanked Al Haymon for helping him generate over $700 million in boxing and investments.
Mayweather seemed content to just tie Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 instead of going for the 50th victory. He leaves a mixed legacy as the highest paid boxer in history and one of the most despised personas in sports, fans either hate him or love him, but there is no question that he is one of the best boxers of all time.