Mayweather retires at 49-0 with a victory over Berto

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In the main on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada  WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) scored a lopsided unanimous decision over Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs). It almost looked like a sparring match between the two boxers as Mayweather toyed around with Berto making him miss quite frequently and landing swift counter-punches of his own. It seemed as if Mayweather was really enjoying himself in his final fight of his Hall of Fame career.  Andre Berto tried but could not land any meaningful shots. The elusive Mayweather and frustrated Berto traded words throughout the fight but in the end Mayweather would go on to win by a wide margin of points. Scores from the judges were 117-111, 118-110, and 120-108 all in favor of Floyd Mayweather. In the post fight interview Floyd gave praise to Andre Berto and then stated that he has nothing else to prove or accomplish in the sport and officially retired as a prizefigter. Mayweather has tied Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. It is alway great to see a boxer leave the sport on his own terms and still in good health. No matter how people may feel about Floyd Mayweather, he will definitely go down in boxing history as one of the all-time greats.

In the co-main event WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) fought to a draw against former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs) in their highly anticipated rematch. This was a back and forth slugfest where both combatants tasted the canvas in the third round. Salido and Martinez fought toe to toe for the rest of the fight. At the end of twelve rounds the judges scorecards were 115-113 Martinez, 115-113 Salido, and 114-114. Martinez was able to keep his title.

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). Groves was dropped by Jack in the first round and tried to make a comeback but it was not enough to take the title away from the champ. Scores from the judges were 115-112, 116-111 for Jack and 114-113 Groves.

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Super featherweight Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former three-time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-10, 49 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Oquendo in the first round but Oquendo made it even by dropping Gonzalez in the second round. It was a pretty exciting action packed fight. Score from the judges were 94-94, 95-93, and 98-90 for Oquendo.

Super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former IBF champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (27-8, 12 KOs). Smith was floored in the third round and once again in the eighth. Ishe also had some good moments in the fight but it was not enough to secure the win. Scores from the judges were 97-91, 97-91, and 95-95 for Vanes Martirosyan



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