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Mayweather easily wins possibly his last fight


“My career is over. It’s official.”

Floyd Mayweather has been adamant that his fight against Andre Berto would in fact be his last. He said his 49th fight would be it after he beat Marco Maidana for a second time. He said it again after he beat Manny Pacquiao. He said it in the built up of the fight against Berto and stuck to it after the fight.

The reason it is so hard to believe that Floyd Mayweather will never fight again is because he looks so great even still at 38-years-old. Berto was not a premier opponent by any stretch of the imagination but the dominance Mayweather displayed was still impressive.

Mayweather earned a unanimous decision to tie Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, and all three judges gave it to him by a very wide margin. The judges scored the fight 120-108, 118-110, 117-111.

He was ridiculously accurate. Over 12 rounds Mayweather landed 232 of his 410 punches thrown (57%). Berto landed only 83 punches the entire fight and just 17-percent of his throws.

And though Berto is far from an elite fighter, he is still a quality enough of a fighter that it should not have been as one-sided as it was. Berto is fast, but he looked slow compared to Mayweathr. Berto is very strong as well, but he never hurt the best fighter in the world.

It was very one-sided and from the early goings it was clear Berto had little to no chance of actually pulling the upset. When he did throw punches Mayweather would easily move his head out of the way or even swat them away with his own hands.

A guy with some level of talent, absolutely no pressure and nothing to lose was completely out-classed by Mayweather. And again, it’s not like Berto is a complete scrub either. He does have victories over Josesito Lopez, Steve Chambers and Luis Collazo. But he was no match for the pound-for-pound king of boxing, who as of now, has gone out on top with as one-sided of a victory as they come.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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