A Boxing Legend Warns To Not Overlook Andre Berto

August 24, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

One of the most legendary fighters of this era warned the boxing public not to overlook heavy underdog Andre Berto (30-3, 23KOs) when he challenges WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs) on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime Pay-Per-View. Some sports books have Mayweather as high as an 80-1 favorite, as Berto is only 3-3 in his last six fights.

This fighter, a former champion and current Golden Boy Promotions partner Bernard Hopkins says Andre Berto is way more dangerous than people give him credit for. Mayweather could potentially buy into all the hype of Berto being a huge underdog and become lax and complacent in training.


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“When I look at fights of this magnitude and people are giving one fighter no chance – most of the time it’s legit. But I remind people, and I have nothing to do with this card with Mayweather and Berto as ya’ll know – but I remind people before they bet something that they are going to regret……your mortgage, your personal hard earned money – that you have to go back to Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas,” Hopkins said.

“It ain’t what Berto is expected to do or not do, it’s what Mayweather do or don’t do. Mayweather is now in position to be his worst [enemy] if he’s not taking Berto seriously. The burden is not on Berto, he has nothing to lose. But if Floyd Mayweather is not respecting who he’s facing, he becomes more vulnerable. As they say, the defense attorney doesn’t have the burden of proof – its the DA. Look at the DA as being Berto and Mayweather being the defense in defending his legacy, his title and his ‘0.’”