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SportsMax bringing big fight this Saturday

Digicel SportsMax announced today that it has secured the broadcast rights for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Andre Berto bout this Saturday, September 12 with coverage of the undercard bouts beginning at 7 p.m., and the main fight at 10 p.m.

The Digicel SportsMax Fight Night is being dubbed “The Final Showdown”, with the pound-for-pound king “Money” Mayweather Jr. declaring that the fight will be his last.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will face Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) to defend his undefeated record and WBA & WBC welterweight titles. Coming off the heels of his last bout in May against Manny Pacquiao, racking up record viewership around the world, further adding to his massive net worth by over US$400 million.

Andre Berto seeking to retire Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a loss.

Andre Berto seeking to retire Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a loss.

Mayweather is set to leave the ring, for good, with a bang or suffer the first defeat of his career at a capacity MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If he wins, the 38-year-old’s record will equal that of Rocky Marciano, who retired from the sport undefeated.

Berto who was born in the United States but has deep roots in Haiti, started his career with 27 straight wins and was once regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the world.

Although he has previously held the championship title, Berto is still considered the underdog after suffering from numerous career setbacks. With nothing to lose, and having professed to being in the best shape of his life, Berto declared he will be coming after Mayweather with everything he’s got. A win for Berto over the undefeated Mayweather on Saturday night would be one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

“This could be the last fight of the biggest name in boxing in the last decade and fans are all waiting to see how ‘Money’ Mayweather will bring his legacy to a close. We’re really excited to be able to show the bout exclusively and are looking forward to an exciting Final Showdown with the pound-for-pound king,” Tanya Lee, Digicel SportsMax Caribbean marketing manager said.

Along with the Mayweather versus Berto bout, , Digicel SportsMax is also the regional rights holder of premium sporting content such as the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions LeagueLa Liga, the NBA, IAAF Diamond LeagueIAAF World Challenge meets, the Women’s Tennis Association premier events, the Ashes, Australia and England cricket, the Indian Premier League, and more.

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