If you intend on watching Floyd Mayweather take on Andre Berto tonight (Sept. 12, 2015) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, it may well be an historic moment in boxing.
Should Mayweather prevail, he would move to 49-0, matching the record of Rocky Marciano, the post-World War 2 Heavyweight fighter who walked away from the sport in 1955 going undefeated in his career.
"Money" claims this will be his last fight as well.
Of course, we've heard that story before. Back in 2007 after defeating Oscar de La Hoya to take the WBC Light Middleweight title, then-30-year-old Mayweather said he planned to retire, saying he had nothing left to prove. No doubt boxing fans are happy that was a promise not kept.
So, who will have the honor of being Mayweather's final victim inside the ring he has owned during his 19-year career? That would be hand-picking "The Beast," Andre Berto, a 30-3 former WBC Welterweight champion last seen knocking out Josesito Lopez in convincing fashion to take the interim WBA Welterweight strap.
However, those tuning in this evening in the hopes of an upset should be aware that Berto comes in with a .500 record (3-3) in his last six fights, including a technical knockout loss to Jesus Soto Karass as recently as 2013. It may also come as little surprise that Mayweather heads into the bout as a 30:1 favorite.
As for "Money," it would be difficult not to know who his last opponent was or how that turned out. The long-awaited "Fight of the Century" with Manny Pacquiao finally went down May 2, 2015, with Mayweather easily outpointing the Filipino pugilist by unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 118-110).
The fight earned Mayweather a veritably insane amount of money, estimated upward of a quarter billion dollars. But, like all matters pertaining to Floyd, the aftermath has not been without controversy with recent revelations the champ used an IV to rehydrate, a practice banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (complete and unabridged story about that right here).
Nevertheless, tonight's fight is "all systems go" for Mayweather vs. Berto, with some fans hoping the latter fighter will pull a "Buster Douglas" and shock the world. Hey, it's a fight. Anything can happen.
Remember, MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of "Mayweather vs. Berto" tomorrow night, starting with the Showtime PPV broadcast at 8 p.m. ET.