September 12, 2015 marked a monumental moment in sports history. The undisputed and undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather stepped into the ring for the final time to defend his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, as well as his perfect record to make it 49-0.
Fight night was kicked off with Tra’Kwon Pettis, who was recently added to the Mayweather Promotions stable. He took home a 1st round TKO for his pro-debut.
Ashley Theophane was up next in a 10 round match-up against Steven Upsher. Theophane put on an outstanding performance and dominated his opponent throughout the fight, ultimately winning ¬by unanimous decision.
New prodigy, Gervonta “The One” Davis wasted no time earning a TKO 1:34 into the first round against Enrique Tinoco.
The excitement continued as Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril’s took on Scott “Cujo” Sigmon. Sigmon couldn’t survive Gavril’s hard-hitting right hook long enough to reach round 8, as the doctor called off the fight.
Chris “Young King” Pearson entered the ring protecting his perfect record against Janks Trotter for an exciting bout that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. Trotter quickly gained control of the fight, as he was able to continuously pin Pearson on the ropes. Pearson then changed the momentum in the 7th round causing Trotter to hit the canvas. Pearson earned the win by way of TKO and remained undefeated.
Next, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith entered the ring against Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan. Smith suffered 2 knockdowns, the first coming at the end of round 3 and the second in round 8. The match went the distance and the judges scored Vanes the winner by majority decision.
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov then took on Farkhad Sahripov in a 6 round bout that went the distance. Both fighters put forth great efforts; however it was Sanjarbek who got the unanimous decision victory.
The Showtime PPV portion of the action-packed undercard opened up with a 10 round showdown between Jonathan Oquendo and Jhonny Gonzalez. Oquendo came out on top, winning by majority decision.
Badou Jack successfully defended his WBC Super Middleweight world title for the first time against George Groves. Jack remained champion with a split decision win over Groves.
Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido battled each other once again in a rematch that ended in a draw.
In the historic main event, Floyd Mayweather laced up for the 49th and final fight of his professional career to face Andre Berto. Mayweather started fast and never looked back. The champ’s distinguished techniques that he displayed throughout the fight produced many fascinating highlights, including a few unexpected dance moves that kept the crowd entertained aside from the hard-hitting action. Berto stayed focused and competitive, but was unable to effectively cut-off the ring on Mayweather, ultimately falling short of a victory against “The Best Ever”, Floyd Mayweather.