On Saturday, September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) looks to equal Rocky Marciano's record of 49-0, as "Money" takes on Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) live on PPV at a special fight time of 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Berto is a heavy underdog who was chosen by Mayweather's team, which has led to substantial criticism over cherry-picking an easy opponent after his disappointing superfight with Manny Pacquiao. As a result, ticket sales have struggled and there's little to no buzz for this contest.
All that said, it's still the best P4P boxer on the planet in his possible retirement fight, and there will be enough interest among fans who will tune in to see what happens this evening. Will Berto pull off an all-time great upset or will Mayweather add to his undefeated record in predictable fashion? Aside from that, the undercard is, by Mayweather PPV standards, pretty strong. Here's how you can not only watch the card, but watch it online (unlike Mayweather vs. Pacquiao)
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Fight time: 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
TV Network: Showtime PPV (Cost: $64.95 SD/$74.95 HD)
Fight Card (PPV): Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto (for Mayweather's WBC and WBA welterweight titles); Badou Jack vs. George Groves (for Jack's WBC super middleweight title); Rocky Martinez vs. Orlando Salido (for Martinez's WBO super featherweight title); Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Oquendo (super featherweights)
Showtime "free" fight: Vanes Martirosyan vs. Ishe Smith
Results: Check back later for a full results post after the event is complete.
Live stream: CBS will stream the pay-per-view event to U.S.-based users at cbs.com/fight for $64.99. According to the official press release, purchasers will also receive a 3 month free trial of CBS All Access, the subscription VOD service that also offers live streaming of CBS programming. It's the first time that Showtime has ever streamed a PPV event online.
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