Posted by News Express | 2 May 2016 | 2,334 times
Andre Berto revenged his first ever defeat suffered in the hands of Victor Ortiz, in the fourth round of their rematch on Saturday.
The match took place on Fox main event from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, five years, after their first encounter in 2011.
like in the first encounter, Ortiz kept pace with Berto throwing some nice jabs and moving nicely in the first and second round.
However, Berto (31-4, 24 KO) right uppercut dropped Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KO) hard, puting paid in the match that took both camps five years to stage.
"This was a fight that was looming, like, in my soul for the last five years," Berto said after the fight, "because he did give me my first loss. It just continued to carry with me for a little bit. To this day, this is my most satisfying win. Not just me as a fighter, but me as a man."
The win keeps Berto relevant in the crowded 147-pound division, and could even potentially lead to another world title fight, possibly with WBC titleholder Danny "Swift" Garcia.
"It's one of those punches I didn't see coming. He caught me with an uppercut, I never saw it coming. He's not a guy who hits soft, you know?" Ortiz said. "He's one heck of a champ for a reason." (Yahoo!)
*Photo shows Ortiz on the floor after being knocked down by Berto in their Saturday match.
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