Pound-For-Pound Pay-per-view boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will step in the ring Sept. 12 in a Showtime PPV fight against former champion Andre Berto, Showtime said Tuesday.
The fight is the final bout for Mayweather as part of the undefeated boxer's six-fight, multi-million dollar PPV deal with Showtime. The Mayweather-Berto fight had been rumored to be moving to free Tv as part of CBS’ deal with Premier Boxing Champions.
Instead the PPV industry hopes it will get one more mega PPV payday from Mayweather, coming off the record 4.4 million buys generated from the May 2 Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight.
It’s unclear how much Mayweather-Berto will cost boxing fans to watch on PPV, but its unlikely to hit the record $89 suggested retail price for Mayweather-Pacquiao.