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Digicel SportsMax, Fight Sports TV to broadcast final Mayweather fight
Digicel SportsMax announced today that it has secured the broadcast rights for the Mayweather vs Berto bout this Saturday, September 12 with coverage of the undercard bouts beginning at 7pm, and the main fight at 10pm.
The Digicel SportsMax Fight Night presented by Fight Sports TV is being dubbed ‘The Final Showdown’, with the pound-for-pound king Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather 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. Mayweather is set to leave the ring, for good, with a bang or suffer his 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 could be the biggest upset 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,” says Tanya Lee, Digicel SportsMax Caribbean marketing manager.
Along with the Mayweather bout, Digicel SportsMax are also regional rights holders of premium sporting content such as the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, the NBA, IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge meets, the Women’s Tennis Association premier events, the Ashes, Australia and England cricket, the Indian Premier League, and more.