Hola amigos y familia, welcome to a chimichurri-rubbed flank steak-scented edition of Central America’s number one source for boxing-flavored misinformation, exaggerations and copy and paste press releases, The Sunday Brunch – We are facing Floyd Mayweather in May for number 50. This week we’re bursting all your little bubbles while we break down why Andre Berto never steps in the ring with Floyd Mayweather – Or, if he does,we totally contradict ourselves and tell you why that just happened. We’re breaking down Mayweather-Berto without talking strategy, so let’s sort through this nonsense. With that being said, I gave you your instructions in the dressing room, what I say you must obey! Cuidate, eschua y toca los manos…Let’s get it on!
OK, that title may be a bit misleading.
Floyd Mayweather is likely stepping inside the squared circle with Andre Berto.
Things are still strange, though…
After some misleading articles and claims of “official” insider knowledge by celebrity gossip website, TMZ, some truth is slowly being leaked out to the public regarding Floyd Mayweather’s supposed final fight with Andre Berto.
By the way, why is TMZ a place where you get boxing news now? I didn’t know people looked at the site with any seriousness, maybe to check out what Sly Stallone has to say about Berto not standing a chance against Floyd…
Or to peep Kim’s new threads and get mad jelly…
I was always under the impression that Floyd, himself, releases the details of his upcoming fights, not a celebrity gossip website. Maybe it’s just me, though.
In order for Floyd Mayweather’s ‘final’ (and by final I mean he will take a vacation and face Manny Pacquiao again for number 50) bout to take place, an opponent with some interesting qualities needed to be located.
Different things make different fighters different for different reasons.
At times, Berto has some nice explosive energy and flashy hands. Couple that with his rather weak defense at the elite level and things become interesting. He’s a heavily muscled young man who’s an incredible athlete and who has visible faults; those things are interesting – especially if you’re planning an event featuring yourself and would like to maximize gains by making yourself look as good as possible, while the actual ratio of expended energy to performance administered is not as wide as it appears.
Some years ago I was singing Andre Berto’s praises as the second coming when he was decapitating fighters like Miguel Rodriguez.
In all reality, it seemed as though Andre Berto was one fight away from facing Floyd on a few different occasions. With excellent, but losing bouts with fighters like Victor Ortiz and Robert Guerrero (both of whom went on to face Mayweather), Andre Berto is always in extremely entertaining matches.
It all seems quite odd, though.
Their press conference, which took place earlier this month and can be found HERE, was a rather bizarre event to watch. It seemed as though the people involved were very subdued and just going through the motions. I haven’t seen anything quite like it. Everything about the presser seemed rushed and hastily assembled, but I digress.
Virgil Hunter, though.
While not my vision of an ideal trainer (gory scenes from Angulo – Canelo flood my mind), the man does have some wise words to share.
In all honesty, if Floyd Mayweather wanted to take a fight with someone that most aren’t giving more than a puncher’s chance at victory to then so be it. He has been producing some of the most high-end boxing showcases for the better part of 20 years.
What is likely is that, as most suspect, Andre Berto will be completely out of his element with the unbelievably calculated Mayweather. Not only does it seem that Berto has some nerves going into the match up, but he’s had extended time outside of the squared circle due to injuries sustained and charities he participates in.
In the extremely unlikely event that this fight does indeed take place, this article will self-delete and your memories will be wiped clean. You will start life off again, but this time with a newer, fresher set of eyes with which to perceive the world and universe around you.
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