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Andre Berto in The Bay Area, Working With Victor Conte

By Ryan Maquiñana

Sources revealed to me that Andre Berto and his team have been sighted in the Bay Area city of San Carlos, Calif., where the former WBC welterweight champion is reportedly working with Victor Conte in preparation for his next fight.

“I guess the cat is out of the bag,” Conte replied when asked to verify the rumors.  “Yes, Andre and his team have been here in the Bay Area training with me and others at the Undisputed Boxing Gym for a couple of weeks now.”

Berto is the latest fighter to arrive at Conte’s SNAC offices for consultation on his nutrition and conditioning.  Others include WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and welterweight Karim Mayfield, who have gone undefeated under Conte’s watch.

Zab Judah worked with Conte for his ill-fated clash with Amir Khan last Saturday, but unlike the aforementioned fighters, did not come to San Carlos to work with Conte and sprint coach Remi Korchemny directly.

Berto has reportedly already begun sparring with junior welterweight prospect Jonathan Chicas.

BoxingScene broke the news on Wednesday that Berto’s IBF title fight with Jan Zaveck had been finalized for Sept. 3 in Biloxi, Miss.

“It's been fun working together, and things have been going well,” Conte added.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  E-mail him at [email protected], contact him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rmaq28 or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;10916472]How the hell this guy Conte is allowed to work with top athletes is beyond me.[/QUOTE] What did you think of Margarito being licensed in Texas ? What did you think of the method used to obtain that license ?…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=tlarry;10915977]SO Berto got manhandled by Victor Ortiz, and now he's off to "train" with Victor Conte, head of BALCO....[B]I had no idea Conte was a boxing trainer.[/B] Unbelievable.... This guy did nothing but build a laboratory to juice athletes up,…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=Froghead99;10915244][B]Until they ban conte from boxing, and suspend all boxers who work with conte, [SIZE="4"]how can they claim they care about peds in boxing?[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] But let me guess, you dont think Pac should have to take the test, correct ?

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-29-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;10914646]I say DON'T let them cheat. Boxing should enforce the most stringent drug testing that there is, and the testing agencies should keep trying to improve their methods every year to stay on top things. If you can't get into…

Comment by Fishkie on 07-29-2011

the cat is out ov the bag comment tells you they tried to keep it under wraps.. Why would you need to if he was legit?? Just pure dodgy..!

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