Is Andre Berto Teasing a Money Team Transition?

by David P. Greisman

Former two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto seems to be teasing a possible transition to TMT Promotions, according to a tweet from Berto on Monday night.

“3 hour Power Meeting with the big homie @50cent,” Berto wrote on Twitter. “Big plans in the works.”

He then linked to a photo of himself standing alongside the rapper-turned-budding boxing promoter.

50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, has recently been in the news after getting a promoter’s license and signing a trio of boxers: super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell, former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa, and current featherweight titleholder Billy Dib.

“TMT” is short for “The Money Team,” a nod to 50 Cent’s fighter friend, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

Berto last appeared in September 2011, when he stopped Jan Zaveck. He was supposed to have fought a rematch with Victor Ortiz this past June, but that bout was called off when Berto tested positive for nandrolone. The 28-year-old is 28-1 with 22 knockouts. has left a message for Lou DiBella, whose promotional company lists Andre Berto among its fighters.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected].

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tranquilo on 08-04-2012

[QUOTE=ramm1988;12400759]these stupid blacks are unbelieveble. well who cares about andre berto he already lost to Victor ortiz so no i reapet no mexican fans would pay for black paper views Viva La razza[/QUOTE] I agree that it's very ironic how…

Comment by ramm1988 on 08-04-2012

these stupid blacks are unbelieveble. well who cares about andre berto he already lost to Victor ortiz so no i reapet no mexican fans would pay for black paper views Viva La razza

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=DE100;12387649]Yeah they need to go after Rigondeaux.[/QUOTE] they have, the ting is i dont think team rigondeaux is interested from what i heard

Comment by KTFO on 07-31-2012

Very interested to see what the new additions will be to the roster. Broner, Devon, Quillin, Trout, Russell Jr, Rigo, Lara, Garcia, Seth Mitchell? Cotto, ehh probably not. If Haymon is indeed involved there has to be more defects coming…

Comment by Pretty Boy Greg on 07-31-2012

[QUOTE=Capo Loko;12389356]This is good for boxing!!! How the hell can anyone hate on this??? Really????[/QUOTE] cuz the pacfarts dont have anything to do right now since Manny is taking it easy

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