Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andre Berto is Hungry, Eager To Get Back in The Mix

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Former welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22KOs), 30-years-old, is ready to get back in the mix.

Berto has been inactive since last July's TKO loss to Jesus Soto Karass. During the fight, Berto severely injured his right shoulder. He hung in there, coming back with a late rally to drop Soto Karass in the eleventh but then he was stopped in the twelfth.

Following the fight, he underwent shoulder surgery. Recently Berto was given the green light to return, and currently he is training in the gym with new coach Virgil Hunter.

"I'll be back in September. I've been out for a while after going through shoulder surgery and then rehab to get it going. I'm finally good and I'll be back in September. We're talking about it, me and Al [Haymon] while we're here [in Las Vegas]. I was actually supposed to go in August but they wanted to give me some more time to make sure everything was going alright and the shoulder was clicking right. We're going to lock in the date, probably before I leave [Las Vegas]," Berto told BoxingScene.com.

"If there is one thing that everybody knows - I will fight anybody. I'm at a point right now where I'm coming back, make sure I put on a good performance and then it will open everything else back up. There are tons of competition out there for me. We're going to see what happens."

Most are expecting Berto to return to the welterweight division, but there has been some loose talk about him possibly testing the waters at 154-pounds.

"Right now we're not sure quite yet. We're not sure right now. We're just playing with it right now. I'm grinding and I'm like 157, 158 right now. I've been in camp for the last month, month and a half, just working and staying focused," Berto said.

Tags: Andre Berto image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-13-2014

Berto-Ortiz 2 is the only major fight I wanna see Berto in

Comment by thuggery on 07-13-2014

So there's a triple header one week before the Floyd PPV featuring Berto, Broner, and Matthysse and they're all fighting TBA's? Wtf is Showtime doing. Berto's the only one who needs a soft touch coming off of a KO and…

Comment by MAXIMUS~RICO~13 on 07-13-2014

Not a berto fan but, a Ortiz 2 or Angulo fight would be a good fight !!

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-13-2014

Berto is about to become the welter version of Juanma

Comment by CAMPER on 07-13-2014

Berto said he's willing to fight anyone. Welllll, Randall Bailey just publicly called him out. Make it happen!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Crawford-Indongo Results: Jennings, Whyte Get TKO Wins Indongo: I Studied Crawford For Years, Most Dangerous on Inside Crawford vs. Indongo - CompuBox Historical Review Indongo's Manager Explains Weigh-In Scuffle With Team Crawford Maurice Hooker Aims To Inch Closer To World Title Shot Ruslan Fayfer Beats Junior Wright for IBF #2 Cruiserweight Spot Crawford Hopes To Fight in Football Stadium in Near Future Indongo: I Know I Can Knock Terence Crawford Out if I Have To Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Pre-Undisputed Report Card Crawford Credits Indongo for Fighting in Opponents' Backyards Ricky Burns: Indongo's Height & Reach Made Him a Nightmare Freddie Roach Has Mixed Feelings on McGregor-Malignaggi Crawford: Winning all The Belts, Topping Kostya Tszyu is The Goal! Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Mosley, Ward Shakur Stevenson: Me, Crawford Are Going To Put on a Show Crawford-Indongo Offers a Rare and Intriguing Unification Treat Mayweather-McGregor Odds Shift After 8-Ounce Glove Ruling Malignaggi Explains Why Conor McGregor May Get Disqualified Billy Joe Saunders: Tyson Fury Will 100% Return To Boxing Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Carlos Morales Why The Glove Size Means Absolutely Nothing For McGregor Against Mayweather Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao-Horn 2, Crawford-Indongo Video: Crawford's Trainer Talks Mikey Garcia, Indongo Clash Mayweather-McGregor: Money Fight Pop-Up Shops Information Mosley: Mayweather Sr. vs. McGregor is 50-50 Fight - I Pick Sr. Photos: Luis Nery Embraced in Mexico as Hero After Title Win Mayweather: Conor McGregor, as a "Fighter" - is Undefeated! Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Courtney Jackson - Official Weights Photos: Jennings, Alvarado, Stevenson, Reed Ready To Fight Video: Crawford vs. Indongo - Weigh-In Gets Very Tense Mayweather-McGregor - Weigh-In Ticket Information Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Ready For Unification War Manny Robles, Everton Lopes Return on LA Fight Club, 9/1 Crawford, Indongo Intensely Go Head-to-Head at Weigh-In Luis Ortiz Laughs at Joshua: Where is Your Pride To Fight The Best? Mosley: McGregor Will Be Surprised By Mayweather's Power Hugo Centeno Returns, Set To Face Immanuwel Aleem Shawn Porter Plans To Pursue Danny Garcia Showdown Joshua Admits He Felt Massive Disappointment Klitschko Retired Report: Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares Rematch Off Over Money
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement