Date
24 March 2017
Andre Berto, the man Floyd Mayweather chose to be his opponent, is a two-time former champion who has lost three out of his last six matches. Photo: AFP
Andre Berto, the man Floyd Mayweather chose to be his opponent, is a two-time former champion who has lost three out of his last six matches. Photo: AFP

Mayweather to daughter: Don’t fly commercial, I’ll send the jet

As Floyd Mayweather Jr. tried Tuesday in Las Vegas to convince skeptical fans that the upcoming bout on Saturday will be his final fight, he found himself with a problem.

It didn’t have anything to do with Andre Berto, his hand-picked opponent for the 49th fight of his career, who is expected to give the welterweight world boxing champ no trouble at all.

The issue Mayweather had to think about was a text from one of his daughters, AP reported.

She was in Los Angeles wondering if she had to fly commercial to come see her father fight or if he would send his private jet.

“I said I’d send the jet,” Mayweather said.

Just another day in the life of the highest-paid athlete in the world, who pocketed more than US$200 million for his fight in May with Manny Pacquiao.

There are some things, though, that are different from the last time Mayweather went into the ring.

Berto is not Pacquiao.

There is little hype and little chance Berto will rise to the occasion and become the first boxer ever to beat Mayweather as a pro.

And Mayweather will have to settle for a reported US$32 million.

Still, more than enough for the jet fuel on the flight from Los Angeles.

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