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All Access: Mayweather-Berto, Episode I

The first installment of All Access: Mayweather-Berto debuted over the weekend. Check out the full video here.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With September 12th just a couple weeks away, the Mayweather-Berto promotion is now in full swing. Showtime kicked-off their first installment of All Access: Mayweather-Berto over the weekend, and here's a replay for those who either missed it, or just weren't interested.

The biggest question that's posed early in often in the episode is why is Floyd Mayweather choosing Andre Berto as a final opponent? Within the first few minutes Floyd says that it was clear that Manny Pacquiao couldn't bring out the best in him, and that he believes Andre Berto is the man for the job - also adding in that Berto doesn't get as much credit as he deserves.

Andre Berto, for his part, pretty much talks about how he's never in a boring fight and that he deserves the fight with Mayweather as much as anybody else out there. Obviously that's a debatable claim, but there are people out there who believe that to be true since Berto has been one-fight away from a Mayweather bout for several years (but could never get over the hump). He has his shot now though, and is hoping to make the most of it.

The rest of the episode has some things you've seen before, and some you haven't - like Floyd going head-to-head with Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in a pick-up basketball game (spoiler alert: Floyd loses). So much for that unblemished record, I suppose.

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