Mayweather equals Marciano’s record

Mayweather (right) lands a straight left to the face of Berto

Mayweather (right) lands a straight left to the face of Berto

FLOYD Mayweather took his undefeated career to a record-equalling 49-0 by easing to a routine victory over Andre Berto in Las Vegas.

Mayweather’s legacy never looked in danger as he turned in a trademark performance to frustrate the challenger and secure the result that ties Rocky Marciano’s 60-year-old record.

Floyd Mayweather Jr has confirmed his retirement after beating Andre Berto in Las Vegas.

‘Money’ found himself having to escape some difficult moments in the tenth when Berto forced the WBC and WBA welterweight champion out of his comfort zone – but it was scant reward for the high work-rate of the challenger. Mayweather kicked off proceedings on the front foot, jabbing Berto’s midriff frequently and demonstrating those remarkable reflexes, occasionally with his hands down but judging the range with customary skill.

In the second round, he resorted to the back foot where Berto just couldn’t find him. After three minutes of prancing away from his opponent’s best efforts, Mayweather burst into a dance as hip-hop music played in the interlude.

Out of nowhere, he switched from fun-loving to nasty and whipped a vicious right hand that connected in the early moments of the third. Berto shook his head after absorbing more shots and Mayweather took a breather on the ropes, letting the Haitian-American waste some energy. Another straight right from ‘Money’, followed by a lightning-quick escape from the pocket, indicated that he was trying to win in style.

— Mailonline

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