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Andre Berto To Have Surgery, Ortiz Rematch is Now Off

By Rick Reeno

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Andre Berto (28-1, 22KOs) suffered a left arm injury on Monday while training at the Ten Goose Gym in Van Nuys, California. Berto was preparing for his scheduled welterweight rematch with fellow former champion Victor Ortiz(29-3-2, 22KOs).

Victor Conte, the strength and conditioning coach for Berto, advised BoxingScene.com that his fighter ruptured his left bicep during a sparring session. Berto had previously injured the same bicep during his eight round stoppage of Carlos Quintana on April 10, 2010. After suffering the injury on Monday, Berto was taken to the hospital where an MRI was taken and the injury was confirmed. Berto will have to undergo surgery, and it may take place as early as Tuesday.

"Andre ruptured the same left bicep that he had surgery on previously. It's my understanding that he hurt it throwing a short left hook to the head during sparring. Andre is having surgery and I was told that the fight is definitely off," Conte told BoxingScene.com.

Berto-Ortiz was going to take place on February 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime was going to televise the bout with junior middleweights Erislandy Lara and Ronald Hearns as the opener.

Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will obviously look to reschedule this fight, but the new date is going to depend on the amount of time needed for Berto's recovery.

They first clashed on April 16th at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Both boxers were knocked down twice in a twelve round brawl. Ortiz won a unanimous decision.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 01-31-2012

I'm guessing the rematch is going to be rescheduled for this fall.

Comment by Champ Is Here on 01-31-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;11726314]Are you serious man??????? This is some bull****, i was SO lookin forward to this fight, why does **** like this happen?[/QUOTE] Its a sport. Injuries are going to happen

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 01-31-2012

Damn, I completely forgot Lara was also in this card. I was looking forward to watching him fight again.

Comment by AzteK Warrior on 01-31-2012

Ok - let's do Maidana-Ortiz II - Ortiz deserves another good aessbeating!! I can hear it already "No papi, No mas! I don't deserve to be spanked like that!" BIAAATCHH!!!

Comment by sapaw on 01-31-2012

I have strange feelings that it will be Floyd vs Berto.....

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