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Jul 15, 2015
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The Philippine's most hated boxer ever, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who won a unanimous decision over national treasure Manny Pacquiao in May, is all set to re-enter the ring.

In a tweet dated July 13, Mayweather posted the boxing equivalent of a Marvel teaser trailer: training videos. The tweet contained a link to his Instagram account featuring Mayweather doing sparring and doing work on the heavy bags.


The undefeated boxer, however, hasn't specified who his dance partner will be come September.

There has been no official announcement, but Michael Woods of the boxing blog, Sweet Science, has reported that Mayweather will be facing off with two-time welterweight champion, Andre Berto, on September 15 (a change from Mayweather's initial tweet of September 12). The fight will reportedly be televised on the U.S. channel CBS rather than the customary pay-per-view broadcasts. Marking the sixth and last guaranteed fight in Mayweather's current contract with showtime, the move could be Mayweather's way of getting bigger media exposure. Still, the fighter will allegedly make around 30 to 35 million dollars.  

Andre Berto is set for a considerable payday too. The 31-year-old is known for the thunder in his fists, having won by knockout in 23 of his 30 wins. He currently has three losses but is coming off a TKO victory over the 30-year-old Josesito Lopez earlier in March. His first pro loss came against the sturdy Victor Ortiz in April 2011 after having defended his WBC welterweight title five times.

Nonetheless, Berto is a huge underdog. Mayweather appears set to add the 49th win to his illustrious career, even if all of us start combining our prayers now.

The big question for all of us: If Mayweather decided to overturn his current decision to fight and instead shoot for a Pacquiao rematch, would we still watch it? In chorus, we shall say: Hell. Freaking. Yes.

In the meantime, this is the match we have.

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