Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Berto Explains Possible McGregor-Mayweather Win Scenarios

Former world champion Andre Berto has deep roots in boxing and mixed martial arts.

Berto, a former two-time welterweight world champion,  has a brother and sister who are MMA fighters and his father competed at UFC 10.

He is also the last boxer to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. - who retired after defeating Berto in September 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

boxing

On August 26th, boxing and mixed martial arts will come together at the T-Mobile Arena - when Mayweather comes out of retirement to face the biggest star in MMA, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Berto, who shares the same manager as Mayweather in Al Haymon, is also very good friends with McGregor and several other MMA fighters.

McGregor has no professional boxing experience and because of that he's easily been tabbed as a massive underdog - stepping in the ring with the man regarded as one of the best defensive boxers in history.

Berto would not rule out the possibility of a McGregor upset.

“I see Conor coming in there really showing that bravado, showing that cockiness and showing that he’s really there to fight,” Berto said, explaining one possibility, to MMA Fighting.

“And somewhat trying to steal the stage from Floyd just with his antics and he kind of gets Floyd into a mind-game situation, has him pulling some type of mistakes and [Mayweather] gets caught with a big shot and gets hurt. And [McGregor] could stop him."

“Or I see Floyd not playing into any of these antics and being who he is, to stay poised and to stay sharp and let his boxing skills just pick Conor apart. And either late rounds stop Conor just from the accumulation of shots or maybe cuts or just being beat up, or just outboxing him for 12 rounds and just trying to make him look silly. It’s the fight game — anything can happen. It’s either Conor catches him early, finishes him or Floyd is gonna outboxing him and makes him look silly and tries to embarrass him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by StefanYHU on 08-08-2017

If conor gasses, I can't see anything other than a TKO for Floyd. My theory is they won't want anyone getting "hurt" in this fight. I guarantee the ref will be warned to pull conor out if he takes too…

Comment by Liondw on 08-08-2017

Highly improbable but not impossible that McGregor could win. Two men, two fists, it's combat sport. His only chance of a ko or tko of Mayweather is if he catches him on the temple, which is a 'balance' shot. Mayweather's…

Comment by Liondw on 08-08-2017

Highly improbably but not impossible that McGregor could win. Two men, two fists, it's combat sport. His only chance of a ko or tko of Mayweather is if he catches him on the temple, which is a 'balance' shot. Mayweather's…

Comment by Sir_Didymus on 08-08-2017

Berto is still dazed from all those 'punches' he took from Porters third fist aka his forehead.

Comment by Boskop on 08-08-2017

No early ko pleeeaaase, I hope Floyd really punishes him for 12 rds

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Zakaria Attou Stripped of EBU Belt, Milas vs. Tintor on Oct. 6 Labour MP Believes Boxing Can Help Knockout Knife Crime Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show Eleider Alvarez Felt Golovkin Won, Vows To Beat Down Kovalev Jean Pascal vs. Gary Kopas at Cruiserweight on November 9 Oquendo: WBA Should Do The Right Thing, Crown Me Champion WBC Prez is Proud of Povetkin's Performance With Joshua Linares Finds New Hunger at 140, Still Eyes Mikey Garcia, Loma Oscar Valdez To Start Training Camp With Reynoso on October 1 Anthony Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Even If He Loses To Tyson Fury Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement