November 23, 2012 |
Boxing is a haven for fluid situations. Injuries, upsets and personal vendettas can change the course of an anticipated matchup. With that disclaimer, the sport's current landscape bodes well for Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto, welterweight opponents Saturday in Ontario, to position themselves for a spring date against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "Absolutely a possibility," said Oscar De La Hoya, who is promoting the HBO-televised Guerrero-Berto fight...
October 23, 2012 |
Andre Berto and Robert Guerrero, two former world champions who could still use more name recognition in their pursuit of boxing stardom, will fight each other Nov. 24 in Ontario with a likely captive Thanksgiving weekend audience tuned in. Former world welterweight champion Berto (28-1, 22 knockouts) will fight for the first time since September 2011, after he saw his June shot against Victor Ortiz scrapped because Berto tested positive for a steroid. The California State Athletic Commission later reviewed the case and cleared Berto, 29, of wrongdoing, identifying his sample as a result of contamination.
December 24, 2011 |
Boxer Andre Berto recently pondered the thought of his upcoming opponent, Victor Ortiz, battered, bloodied and flat on his back, and he said that scenario would not bother him in the least. Berto was not trying to hype a fight with misplaced machismo. Everything is relative, and blood in a boxing ring will never be worth much more than a shrug to Berto. He has seen things so much worse, so much more chilling. He got the phone call around 6 on the night of Jan. 12, 2010. He was home in Florida, training for the biggest fight of his career, a Jan. 30 matchup with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas.
December 2, 2010 |
Juan Manuel Marquez and two other boxers vying to become Manny Pacquiao's next opponent submitted term sheets to the Filipino star's promoter, it was learned Thursday, while the yearlong pursuit of a much-anticipated Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. super-fight remained bitterly out of reach. Marquez's promoter, Richard Schaefer, said he has turned over to Top Rank the financial terms and weight limit under which the lightweight title holder would agree to a third fight with Pacquiao.
December 1, 2010 |
Manny Pacquiao will next fight April 16 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the boxer's promoter announced Wednesday, with an important asterisk attached. Promoter Bob Arum said that if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his representatives fail in the coming weeks to express interest in arranging a super-fight with Pacquiao, then Pacquiao will decide if he wants to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley or Andre Berto. Arum, Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach will discuss the subject when they gather in the Philippines for Pacquiao's 32nd birthday party Dec. 17. Pacquiao will have the final say, according to Arum.
January 19, 2010 |
Unbeaten WBC welterweight boxing champion Andre Berto, saying he's "mentally and physically exhausted" from the devastation in his parents' earthquake-stricken home country Haiti, announced Monday he was withdrawing from his welterweight unification title bout against Shane Mosley, scheduled for Jan. 30 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. "I lost several family members to the earthquake and after two days without word was relieved to learn that my sister, Naomi, and her daughter, Jessica, survived but were left homeless," Berto said in a statement.