Andre Berto vs Victor Ortiz, Finalized
- Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:04 PM
Andre Berto is going to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight title against Victor Ortiz on Saturday, April 16, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The fight will be aired live on HBO SPORTS as HBO Championship Boxing. It is speculated that the winner of the Welterweight championship fight will possibly get a bout against Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
Berto, Golden Boy Promotion, and Ortiz’s promoter, Oscar de la Hoya expect good viewership.
It was expected that Andre Berto’s next fight would be against the number one pound-for-pound fighter, Manny Pacquiao, in May. But the Pacquiao-Berto fight will have to wait as Manny Pacquiao is interested in fighting Shane Mosley.
Shane Mosley was also one of Berto’s possible contenders for a fight early 2010. However, the Berto-Mosley negotiations broke down and the fight was cancelled because of the massive earthquake in Haiti. Just before the fight, Berto would lost eight of his family members.
Haitian-American professional boxer, Andre Michael Berto became WBC welterweight titlist by winning 7th round technical knockout against Miguel Angel Rodriguez at the FedEx Form, Memphis, Tennessee in 2008.
This is very important fight for Berto because a victory can open the door to new and more lucrative fights for Berto in the future. Victor on the other hand needs to make his presence felt in the boxing ring so he gets a chance at the big fights against the top fighters of today.