Floyd Mayweather's choice of Andre Berto for his supposed final opponent on 12 September has been met with much criticism from fans.
Britain's Amir Khan and Kell Brook, the IBF welterweight champion plus Keith Thurman and even middleweight king Gennady Golovkin were all hoped for by boxing enthusiasts but instead welterweight Mayweather, 38, will take on Berto, who has lost three of his last six fights.
It will be the final bout of the unbeaten Mayweather's six-fight deal with broadcasters ShowTime, and the man known as 'Money' has also said that he would retire after the deal.
Should he win, Mayweather will match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 successive victories in his professional career.
Here are some of the best reaction to the announcement
So Floyd is Fighting Berto for his last fight!, and it's on Pay Per View!?? Your gonna have to pay me to watch this one! LolBaby Bash (@BabyBash) August 5, 2015
For the record, I am not surprised Floyd picked Berto but very disappointed. Berto good guy but has done zero to warrant this fight. #boxingDan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) August 5, 2015
Floyd Mayweather v Andre Berto - how to end a great career with a whimper.Ian Darke (@IanDarke) August 4, 2015
Andre Berto is 3-3 in his last 6 fights. Floyd Mayweather will be going for 49-0. pic.twitter.com/dPvDTxgihBSportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 4, 2015
Berto failed two Mayweather auditions, against Guerrero and Ortiz, but he still gets the part. Astonishing #boxingTris Dixon (@TrisDixon) August 4, 2015
When you hear Mayweather's final fight will be against Andre Berto... pic.twitter.com/KLr8zNx8A8bet365 (@bet365) August 5, 2015
MAYWEATHER-BERTO IS OFFICIAL !!! pic.twitter.com/XIDo1Rm1RuTeam LomaGGGringo (@BenSotoKarass) August 4, 2015
The news also means a Mayweather will not be fighting Manny Pacquiao again any time soon, although he wouldn't come out of retirement next year for another lucrative spectacle when Pacquiao recovers of a shoulder injury, would he?Reuse content