Floyd Mayweather’s last fight was one of the most highly anticipated in the history of boxing, but his upcoming bout hasn’t gained nearly the same amount of attention. Four months after defeating Manny Pacquiao in a fight that was over five years in the making, Mayweather will face Andre Berto on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Berto is considered to be the weakest opponent Mayweather has taken on in quite some time, having lost three of his last six fights. But Mayweather has chosen to end his career against the 32-year-old welterweight, instead of facing one of the biggest names in the division.
Mayweather has said he’ll call it quits after Saturday, which concludes his six-fight deal with Showtime. Mayweather signed his contract with Showtime in 2013, and he’ll get $32 million guaranteed for his final bout, a far cry from the roughly $220 million he made against Pacquiao. Berto is reportedly set to make a career-best $4 million.
There’s been some controversy surrounding Mayweather, following a recent report that revealed he took an illegal IV the night before he fought Pacquaio. But Mayweather was granted an exemption after the fight, and he has denied any wrongdoing.