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article imageFloyd Mayweather's next foe will have less than 8 weeks to train

By Leo Reyes     Jul 16, 2015 in Sports
While Floyd Mayweather has started training for his Sept. 12 fight in his own Las Vegas gym, his potential foe will have less than eight weeks to train, giving the unbeaten champ more time to prepare for his retirement fight.
With less than eight weeks left to his retirement fight date, Mayweather has yet to name his opponent. Earlier Mayweather mentioned Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield as possible opponents but no other details have been issued with regards to the match up.
Berto seems unaware of the news about the match saying that if it is true that he is the front runner for the fight, he will definitely grab the opportunity and take the challenge.
"I am happy to be in the running for this fight and I am definitely up for the challenge.," Berto said through his agent. "I know it will be a great fight if it happens," he added.
Berto is coming off a TKO win against Josesito Lopez last March at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California to win the Interim WBA Welterweight title.
If indeed Berto is in contention as Mayweather's next opponent, he needs to head to the gym to catch up with Maywather's training, which started a few days ago. He doesn't need to wait for the official announcement to start his own training, otherwise he will have a limited time to be in shape.
It is possible though that Berto has already started training as he may have already been informed of Mayweather's decision to sign him up because they both belong to Al Haymon's stable along with Amir Khan and around 200 other fighters.
The usual training period for boxers in 10 or 12-rounder fights is eight weeks. In the case of Berto, he will train for less than eight weeks assuming he gets his contract signed within this week.
Still. no one knows outside of Mayweather's circle that a fight contract with Berto may have already been finalized and that Berto has already started training.
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