Andre Berto tried to do what has been attempted 48 times before: give Floyd Mayweather his first “L.” Failing to put a dent in the “0” side of his now-tied record with Rocky Marciano, the 32-year-old underdog walked away from the Las Vegas’ MGM grand on the side of defeat, but not without a few snarky words about Mayweather’s fighting style.
“I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear track shoes tonight, man,” he told TMZ following the bout. “I had to do lots of chasing. He runs around, he holds you, he does all that type of s**t. But everybody could see that, like I said, I came to fight.”
Responding to fan who said his fight with Mayweather was better than the undefeated boxer’s so-called “Fight of the Century” with Manny Pacquiao, Berto seemed to agree. He also noted that the paychecks should have matched up to perceived quality of the fight, remarking that he should have earned the whopping 50 million awarded to the Filipino fighter.
“Of course. We should’ve made all that money that they made for the Pacquiao fight. They should’ve gave me Pacquiao’s 50 million. Like I said man, it is what it is,” he said. “We came out here, we put on a good show. He’s really crafty. He knows how to move, he knows how to hold you, he knows how to do little tactical shit. We came out here to scrap it out, I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear my track shoes tonight but, he did what he had to do.”
At least Andre Berto doesn’t sound like too much of a sore loser. Watch his post-Mayweather commentary below: