Mayweather: Khan Won Two Titles? So Did Andre Berto!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) has bombarded on Thursday night by reporters who questioned his decision to face massive underdog Andre Berto on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

There were other options, like WBA 'regular' champion Keith Thurman and British star Amir Khan - who's been chasing Mayweather for the last two years.

Mayweather sees nothing that makes Khan a better option than Berto - at least right now. Both Khan and Berto share the same trainer in Virgil Hunter.

"How many championships has Khan won, two. Berto has won two also," Mayweather said.

Berto is seen as a big underdog by the press and the oddsmakers - with betting circles having him listed as small as a 40-1 underdog and as big as an 80-1 underdog.

Mayweather sees him as a very dangerous challenger who will push him to the limit.

"I have been getting backlash," Mayweather said. "They say no one in the sport will buy the fight. I picked him because he is an exciting fighter. My job is to go out there and be a chess player and that is what I did. I found a way to win. Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit. That's one thing I do know."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 08-09-2015

[QUOTE=Jubei;15949936]oh Dummy let me explain it to you, there is a small difference in fighting styles and boxing age. If you're a defensive, safety first fighter, who only fights like 1-2 times a year and dont take much risks like…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 08-08-2015

khan also has legit big wins and a bunch of big fights.. Berto is the exact definition of a hype job paper champ

Comment by Dindu_Nuffin on 08-08-2015

[QUOTE=truefan;15946951]This isn't supposed to be a super fight. It's like someone staying busy. Why can't Floyd be in a regular fight? All the greats fought guys like this. Oscar did it, Manny did it and you can go back with…

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 08-08-2015

Lol you're right Floyd, they're definitely on the same level.:pat:

Comment by Jubei on 08-08-2015

[QUOTE=-Kev-;15949252]Mayweather the ageless wonder. Only fighter in history who stays prime while younger fighters get older and past prime.[/QUOTE] oh Dummy let me explain it to you, there is a small difference in fighting styles and boxing age. If you're…

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