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FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO TO FACE PHILLY’S STEVE UPSHER IN OPENER OF SHOWTIME® TRIPLEHEADER FROM CINCINNATI

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CINCINNATI (Aug. 29, 2014) -Former welterweight world champion Andre Berto will open the three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast on Saturday, Sept. 6 from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio against upset-minded veteran Steve Upsher of Philadelphia in a 10-round welterweight bout, live on SHOWTIME immediately following “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ Episode 2 premiere at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 ... Read More »

Broner, Matthysse Berto are back September 6

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former world champions Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto will appear on a fight card in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati on September 6 on Showtime. Broner will face Emanuel Taylor in a scheduled 12-round bout, Golden Boy Promotions said on Thursday. Matthysse will appear in the 10-round co-feature against Roberto Ortiz. Berto will ... Read More »

Berto has shoulder surgery

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, formwer Welterweight champion Andre erto had successful shoulder surgery. “I am happy to have the surgery behind me and hear that everything went well,” Berto said in a statement. “I’m going to rest up and focus all my energy on my recovery so that I can return to the ring full force in 2014.” Read More »

Andre Berto to undergo Should Surgery

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Former welterweight world champion Andre Berto will have Shoulder surgery on Wednesday according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “Surgery is obviously never something that anyone wants to deal with, but adversity is nothing new to me,” Berto said in a statement on Monday. “I know that Dr. [Neal] ElAttrache is one of the best in the business, so I am ... Read More »

Figueroa and Arakawa, humility and volume punching

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SAN ANTONIO – I like to think I write quickly, finding words within the readymade template, lede to nut to quote to body, that governs ringside reporting and probably has for centuries. Yet Saturday, as I groped to describe what happened during Andre Berto versus Jesus Soto-Karass, as fine a main event as our sport may see for the rest ... Read More »

Soto Karass stops Berto to cap off great night in Texas

In round one, Soto Karass rocked Berto with a hard left hook that stunned him on the ropes.. Soto Karas continued to come forward. Berto looked goo offensively, especially with the uppercut but he looked shake defensively and at times it looked as if his legs would betray him. Berto looked like he hurt his shoulder in round four and ... Read More »

FOLLOW BERTO – SOTO KARASS LIVE!!!

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Follow all the action from the AT & T Center in San Antonio as former world champion Andre Berto battles Jesus Soto Karass. There will be two world championship bouts as Omar Figueroa battles Nihito Arakawa for the Interim WBC Lightweight title and Keith Thurman takes on Diego Chaves for the Interim WBA Welterweight title. The action begins at 9pm ... Read More »

ANDRE BERTO vs. JESUS SOTO KARASS KNOCKOUT KINGS II FINAL WEIGHTS

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SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ANDRE BERTO – 147 Pounds JESUS SOTO KARASS – 147 Pounds OMAR FIGUEROA JR. – 135 Pounds NIHITO ARAKAWA – 135 Pounds DIEGO CHAVES – 146 ¼ Pounds KEITH THURMAN – 146 Pounds SHOWTIME EXTREME: ANTHONY DIRRELL – 172 Pounds ANTHONY HANSHAW – 171 ½ Pounds JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ – 132 ¼ Pounds JESSE ANGUIANO – 130 ¾ ... Read More »

ON THE EVE OF “KNOCKOUT KINGS II,” GOLDEN BOY CLASSICS PRESENTS FORMER TWO-TIME WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO VS. “VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ AND OMAR FIGUEROA VS. MICHAEL PEREZ

LOS ANGELES, July 25 – Two of the key participants in Saturday’s “Knockout Kings II” event taking place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio will first be featured this Friday night, July 26 on FOX Deportes as a special edition of Golden Boy Classics gets fight fans ready for one of the hardest-hitting nights of the summer featuring former ... Read More »

ANDRE BERTO vs. JESUS SOTO KARASS KNOCKOUT KINGS II FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA, President of Golden Boy Promotions “I want to acknowledge a person that is doing a tremendous job in bringing boxing back to the masses, that is Stephen Espinoza, SHOWTIME is bringing you the best fights and the best fighters. “San Antonio really knows how to stand behind the sport of boxing and support boxing and Saturday’s ... Read More »

ANDRE BERTO vs. JESUS SOTO KARASS KNOCKOUT KINGS II FIGHT WEEK MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

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ANDRE BERTO, Former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion: “Everything has been going well. I have a new team with Virgil Hunter and we’ve been putting in good work. San Antonio asked for me and we’re here. Saturday night is definitely going to be something to tune into. “Soto Karass is a tough opponent, but I’m here to represent and give these ... Read More »

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS ANTHONY DIRRELL AND ANTHONY HANSHAW TO HEAD UP “KNOCKOUT KINGS II” UNDERCARD ON SHOWTIME EXTREME®

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 24, 2013) – A slate of action packed fights is expected this Saturday, July 27 when a roster of top talent steps into the ring at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on the undercard of the highly anticipated “KNOCKOUT KINGS II” event. Heading up the preliminary bouts before SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® goes on the ... Read More »

Omar Figueroa, “Knockout Kings II” and the Rio Grande Valley

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SAN ANTONIO – The promotional posters for “Knockout Kings II” that arrived in some writers’ inboxes these last few weeks were different from the original posters that featured Haitian-American Andre Berto and Mexican Jesus Soto-Karass, the men who will fight in the main event Saturday at AT&T Center. The new posters featured Texan Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, who will fight Japan’s ... Read More »

ANDRE BERTO VS. JESUS SOTO KARASS MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thank you, everybody, for joining us in this sizzling week of summer, but I’m so excited to actually be doing a conference call again, and we have a great fight to talk about. I think it’s really the big first, big, big fight of the summer, and I’m looking forward to watching it. So, we have both fighters, ... Read More »

“KNOCKOUT KINGS II” San Antonio Press Conference Quotes

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ANDRE BERTO, Former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion “I’m looking forward to this challenge on July 27. As you can see, it’s an exciting undercard with my man Keith Thurman and my man Omar Figueroa. “I’ve been through some ups and downs. I feel that I have made some of the right changes that I needed to get focused. “I have ... Read More »

“KNOCKOUT KINGS II” FEATURING FORMER TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO FACING PERENIAL CONTENDER JESUS SOTO KARASS AND UNDEFEATED RISING STARS KEITH THURMAN AND DIEGO CHAVES SQUARING OFF FOR WBA INTERIM WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LANDS AT THE AT&T CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO ON JULY 27

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AN ANTONIO, May 15, 2013 – San Antonio, Texas will once again be the site of a major boxing event when SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® returns to the Lone Star State on Saturday, July 27 with “KNOCKOUT KINGS II,” a spectacular night of world-class fights at the AT&T Center featuring a tripleheader starring some of the sport’s brightest stars live on ... Read More »

Figueroa added to Berto – Karass card on July 27th in San Antonio

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Fresh off his 1st round destruction of Abner Cotto, undefeated Lightweight Omar Figueroa will return to action on July 27 as part of a Showtime televised tripleheader that will feature Andre Berto taking on Jesus Soto-Karass and Keith Thurman taking on Diego Chaves in San Antonio according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’re going to price the tickets right, and ... Read More »

GUERRERO vs BERTO VOTED 2012 “FIGHT OF THE YEAR” BY THE WBC

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January 3, 2013 – The WBC board of governors have voted Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero vs. Andre Berto as their 2012 “Fight of the Year”. Guerrero, a four-division and six-time world champion, and former two-time world champion Berto, engaged in an all out slugfest for twelve rounds. Berto survived knockdowns by Guerrero in rounds one and two, and showed tremendous ... Read More »

BOXING’S NEXT MEXICAN-AMERICAN STAR HAS EMERGED ROBERT “THE GHOST” GUERRERO

November 27, 2012 – In a battle that had Super Bowl like stakes on the line, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) thoroughly dominated former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-2, 22 KOs), over twelve grinding back and forth action-packed rounds, dropping him twice in the process. The slug-fest has many commentators, fans and media, considering this war ... Read More »

Guerrero mauls Berto to unanimous decision

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Robert Guerrero may have parlayed himself into a mega payday with a twelve round unanimous decision over Andre Berto in a WBC Interim Title bout at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. In round one, Guerrero jumped on top of Berto and landed a left to the body and another left the wobbled Berto. One more left while ... Read More »

FOLLOW GUERRERO – BERTO LIVE!!!

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Follow all the action LIVE from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California as WBC Interim Welterweight champion Robert Guerrero defends his crown against former two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto. The action begins at 10pm est / 7 pm Pacific with an intriguing ten round Jr. Middleweight clash between undefeated fKeith Thurman and former world champion Carlos Quintana. REFRESH ... Read More »

JERMELL CHARLO, RANDY CABALLERO AND 2012 OLYMPIAN DOMINIC BREAZEALE FILL NOVEMBER 24 GUERRERO VS. BERTO UNDERCARD THIS SATURDAY AT CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA IN ONTARIO, CALIF.

LOS ANGELES, November 21 – Unbeaten contender Jermell Charlo, unbeaten prospect Randy Caballero and 2012 United States Olympian Dominic Breazeale are ready to step into the ring at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, November 24 in separate bouts leading up to the HBO World Championship Boxing® doubleheader featuring the WBC Interim Welterweight World title fight between ... Read More »

QUOTES FROM YESTERDAY’S ROBERT GUERRERO VS. ANDRE BERTO & KEITH THURMAN VS. CARLOS QUINTANA FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

ROBERT “THE GHOST GUERRERO, Four Division and Six Time World Champion “There is nothing left to say. It’s time to fight. I’m ready to fight and take care of business on November 24.” ANDRE BERTO, Former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion “This has been a long time coming. I’ve had a hell of a year, going through a lot of trials ... Read More »

ROBERT GUERRERO VS. ANDRE BERTO MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

Kelly Swanson Thank you so much. I know one thing; I’m very grateful and thankful that we are going to be talking about a special fight Thanksgiving week leading into the Thanksgiving weekend. That’s Robert Guerrero versus Andre Berto. Before I introduce Oscar De La Hoya to talk about the particulars of the fight, I did want to let everybody ... Read More »

QUOTES FROM TODAY’S ANDRE BERTO VS. ROBERT GUERRERO LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE

Andre Berto, Former Two-Time World Champion “I’ll use my speed, power and I’ll be smart against Guerrero. “I’m already in shape and ready to work. “I’m hungry. Sometimes you have to go through tough times, sit back, appreciate what you have in life and move forward. “I went through a hell of a year for me. Now I’m back to ... Read More »

FORMER TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO TO FACE FOUR DIVISION & SIX-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ROBERT GUERRERO IN A THRILLING WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA IN ONTARIO, CALIF. WHICH WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

LOS ANGELES (October 23) – One of the biggest fights of 2012 is coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., on Saturday, November 24 when former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion Andre Berto faces Four-Division and Six-Time World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. This 12-round matchup, a surefire “Fight of the Year” candidate, will air live on HBO World ... Read More »

Guerrero to face Berto on November 24th

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that an intriguing Welterweight clash between WBC Interim champion Robert Guerrero and former two time champ Andre Berto will happen on November 24th on HBO. “We have a deal in place and it’s a great fight, a fight for the fans,” said Guerrero’s co-manager Luis DeCubas Jr on Monday. “They’re both warriors and known ... Read More »

Berto to get license in California

Former two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto has received a boxing license in California three months after he tested positive for a banned substance prior to his rematch with Victor Ortiz according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “As someone who truly believes in clean sport, I have never used any type of performance-enhancing drugs,” Berto said in a statement. “Everything I’ve ... Read More »