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Floyd Mayweather to fight Andre Berto on CBS in September

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How does Floyd Mayweather Jr. bounce back from the MayPac let down?

How about by putting his next fight on network TV — free — against a very beatable opponent, in which case a victory likely would not be his final fight, as he’s insisted, but rather a set-up for a richer fight as he tries to break Rocky Marciano’s record of 49 career wins without a loss.

Mayweather will fight Andre Berto on Sept. 12 on CBS, Michael Woods of The Sweet Science reported Tuesday. The fight will be marketed as a freebie for fans who felt cheated for buying Mayweather-Pacquiao, and while Money won’t rake in the pay-per-view dough like he did last time —€” to the tune of $220 million — he will make his usual $30-35 million, plus more from sponsorships, Woods writes.

But the big payday would be for a potential following fight, which would be for 50-0 if Mayweather gets by Berto, a 31-year-old, two-time welterweight champion who’s 30-3 with 23 KO’s but just 3-3 in his past six fights.

Amir Khan, another potential opponent, appears to have the same sources as Woods, tweeting that he, too, heard Berto will fight Mayweather.

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