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Floyd Mayweather Andre Berto All Access

Mayweather Preps To Face Andre Berto In His Final Fight On Showtime’s ‘All Access’

Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto prep for one of the biggest fights of both their careers.

In what will reportedly be Floyd Mayweather’s final bout, the fighter will face former WBC champion Andre Berto in an effort to secure a 49-0 record tie with the legendary Rocky Marciano. Leading up to the Sept. 12 match, Mayweather and Berto’s preparations are being captured by Showtime’s All Access. Going behind-the-scenes as Mayweather eyes making boxing history, the show also gets into the mind and technique of Berto, the underdog.

Doing what he does best, Mayweather entertains as he takes the cameras onto his private jets and along for his shopping sprees. All Access also heads to his Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where he his final set of intensive training will take place. Before getting to the “hard work and dedication,” Mayweather offered a few words for his detractors and former opponents.

READ: Ronda Rousey On A Ruleless Floyd Mayweather Fight: “I Can Beat Anyone On This Planet”

“Put him in front of me. I drink soda, I eat pizza, I hang out with chicks all day. These fighters still can’t beat me. They fighting everyday, they in the gym everyday. Just give me six weeks, and I got him. Give me six weeks,” he affirmed. “It don’t matter who I fight, they gonna complain anyway. Y’all chose Cotto, y’all chose Canelo, y’all chose Pac–y’all did that. And I did was treat them like they was bowling pins; I knocked them all down. Don’t come to me talking about no fighters no more.”

READ: For Some Reason, Floyd Mayweather Felt Compelled To Pen An Apology Letter

Meanwhile, in a lot less glamorous fashion, Berto enlists his new trainer Virgil Hunter to regroup his focus as he prepares for the fight of his life. “You don’t get these types of opportunities too much, so I’mma push to the end of the earth to make sure we do what it takes to get it done,” he said. In first taste of how Mayweather rolls, the two fighters’ families exchange a few words during a promo photo shoot.

“Floyd, of course he gotta bring his whole mob. He gotta bring 100 people with him to make him feel good,” Berto points out.

Watch as the two fighters prepare to go at it in the first episode of All Access below:

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LaVar Ball Is Requesting $3,500 From Anyone Planning On Recording Son During Tournament

As we know, LaVar Ball goes above and beyond in terms of making sure his sons become the superstar basketball players he wants them to be. His youngest son LaMelo is currently playing for SPIRE Institute in Ohio, and they have an upcoming tournament taking place in Kentucky. Mr. Ball is reportedly asking outlets to pay $3,500 at the door to videotape his son playing.

"All games are free to film except for the Spire Institute games,” an email reportedly sent by LaVar read. “To film either of the 2 Spire Institute games, you will have to present $3,500 at the gate, as per rules of the Big Baller Brand media credential… If you accept these conditions, you may present this email at the gate as proof of our approval where you will be given a media pass.”

While a few Internet folks are scoffing at the idea of having to pay that sort of money, others are pointing out the fanbase of LaMelo, stating that there are outlets who certainly would (and have) paid the fee for the chance to record LaMelo and SPIRE moments from the game. According to Forbes, this is one of many revenue streams for the Ball family.

"The Ball Sports Group in November entered into a partnership with FloSports Inc. to live stream five SPIRE games featuring LaMelo, beginning with one on Tuesday (Jan. 14) at Brush High School in Ohio," the site reports. "FloSports Inc. agreed to pay $5,000 per game, according to the contract which was signed by Foster."

Here's the email telling video outlets they must pay $3,500 to film LaMelo and @SpireBasketball this weekend in Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/XoiiorNxVr

— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 17, 2019

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Louisville International Airport To Be Renamed After Muhammad Ali

Louisville, Kentucky's hometown hero will have an airport named after him.

Mayor Greg Fischer announced Wednesday (Jan. 16) that the Louisville International Airport will be renamed after Muhammad Ali.

"Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville," Fischer said.

"Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people."

The city is hoping to finalize the renaming of the Louisville International Airport to the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport by June. The news was shared a day before the two year anniversary of Ali's 2016 death. Ali would've been 77.

Officials with the Louisville airport are currently working on receiving approval from Ali's family, however, they say an agreement is near. The decision for the rename to hopefully increase tourism.

"It is important that we, as a city, further champion The Champ's legacy," the mayor added. "And the airport renaming is a wonderful next step."

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Gladys Knight To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl LIII

As reported by the National Football Leauge (NFL) and CBS, Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at the 53rd Super Bowl event. The Motown legend will usher in the final game of the season in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

In more recent years, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, and many more have performed the anthem on this stage.

Alongside Knight, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), will have a performer and deaf activist by the name of Aaron Loggins sign the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful."

Super Bowl LIII will take place Feb. 3 at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The playoffs are currently underway.

Atlanta, I’m coming home! #NFL #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/8rH0O5OAAo

— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) January 17, 2019

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