Virgil Hunter isn’t taking the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto talk seriously until the fight is official

Will Andre Berto land a big fight vs. Floyd Mayweather on Sep. 12? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

As the boxing world continues to turn, it appears more and more likely that we may be seeing Floyd Mayweather face off with Andre Berto on CBS on Sept. 12.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) is penciled in for another showcase inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue as his last 11 bouts, but it is the possible selection of Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) that has thrown many off.

While there is no denying the kind of talent Berto possesses, the Haitian-born American has gone just 3-3 in his last six bouts and seems like an underwhelming choice as Mayweather eyes what may be his final professional performance.

Speaking with Berto’s trainer Virgil Hunter, he is dismissing the chatter…for now.

“No, if it’s not done, it’s not done,” Hunter told Hustle Boss recently. “Being in this business so long, how many times have we heard things and it hasn’t turned out to be that way? You can’t have any inconclusive stuff.

“Until I actually hear something that says it’s a done deal, then I guess I can give some sort of quote on how I feel about it,” Hunter added. “Until then, it’s just the daily grind.”

Check out the full interview with Hunter below.

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