Floyd Mayweather defeats Andre Berto in Vegas but Teddy Atlas doesn’t think he’ll retire
Floyd Mayweather following his victory over Andre Berto (Photo: Instagram)
By Chris Robinson
We are still inside of the MGM Grand media center in Las Vegas, Nev., where earlier tonight, Floyd Mayweather handily defeated Andre Berto over twelve rounds.
Following the action, Mayweather was tabbed the clear victor, as scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111 were are read in his favor. With the win, Mayweather moves to 49-0 with 26 knockouts while Berto drops to 30-4 with 23 knockouts.
The bout is particularly significant because it may mark Mayweather’s last as a professional. On the heels of his highly-lucrative showdown with Manny Pacquiao this past May, there are those who feel that Mayweather has done enough and earned enough in the sport to where he truly will retire.
Speaking with trainer Teddy Atlas after the match, he shared his thoughts.
“It was a typical Mayweather fight,” Atlas told Hustle Boss. “He does just enough to win and sometimes a little more than that. But he had opportunities and he chose to play it safe. That’s what he does.”
Does Atlas think this is really the end of the road for this generation’s best fighter?
“I think he’ll come back,” Atlas said. “I don’t think he’s going to leave. That’s a nice number, 50. I think he’ll stay away for a while. He’ll look at the landscape and see who’s out there.”
Check below for the full interview with Atlas and stay tuned for more post-fight updates.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com