As a result of the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti, Andre Berto has pulled out of his fight with "Sugar" Shane Mosley on January 30th. He released the following the statement Monday:
"I have seen the pain in my parents' eyes as they attempt to understand what has happened to our homeland, and recognize a place they once called home. As a result of this disaster, I am mentally and physically exhausted and therefore, I have no choice but to withdraw from my bout on January 30th.
"Throughout the past six days, I have received an incredible outpouring of support, and I sincerely appreciate everyone’s prayers for the people of Haiti. I hope that everyone will continue to keep the Haitian people in their thoughts and prayers, as we work to rebuild this proud nation.
"The rebuilding of Haiti is not something that will happen overnight, but I am fully dedicated to helping the Haitian people recover from this catastrophic event."
It is very possible that Floyd Mayweather Jr. could battle "Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 1st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leonard Ellerbe, who is Floyd Mayweather's advisor, stated the following: "Floyd wants to fight the biggest fight possible, no matter who it may be. He'll line all these guys up and beat them one by one."
In the past, Mayweather and Mosley tried on numerous occasions to make a fight between them happen, but the two sides could never reach an agreement, which led to both men fighting other opponents. After Mayweather defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in September, Mosley got into the ring and challenged Mayweather during his post-fight interview with HBO's Max Kellerman.
Today, Shane Mosley said, "I'm disappointed that the fight has been called off, but I understand that Andre is going through a very difficult time. My heart goes out to him, his family and the people of Haiti during the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. I'm sorry for the losses that Andre Berto and all of the Haitian people are suffering. I have everyone in my prayers."