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Berto Clears The Air on The Tweets Regarding Victor Ortiz

By Lem Satterfield

A few days ago, the internet was buzzing after former welterweight champion Andre Berto (27-1, 20KOs) posted several statements which, at least to most readers, hinted at the possibility of Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22KOs) using performance enhancing drugs for their April fight. Ortiz, who moved up from junior welterweight, appeared to be the bigger and stronger man in the fight and won a twelve round unanimous decision to capture Berto's WBC title.

"Yo, this is the main question I get from fans and boxing people. Did they drug test Ortiz? Let me clear the air now! You're right, there is a reason why Ortiz had so much energy, a reason he could take my heavy shots and keep ticking. [And] there is a reason why he came into the ring [at] 165-pounds. I know people close to him and his camp and I know exactly [what] he was taking. It wasn't Flintstone vitamins! But it is what it is. I should of beat him anyways but it wasn't me that night. Ortiz wasn't [himself] either," Berto wrote.

BoxingScene.com spoke with Berto, who addressed the subject of his tweets about Ortiz, and the public perception that he was accusing him of using performance enhancing drugs.

"Man, there were no accusations at all, man. He came to fight and he was the better man that night. That's it. What did I say? Tell me what did I say? Did I say that this guy was on this or that? What did I say? I didn't say that. But like I said, it really doesn't matter. He came in there and he fought and he won, and I'm going to get back in there and it still looks like that there is a possibility of a rematch soon, so, we'll see what happens," Berto told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-04-2011

[QUOTE=rao007;10642841]Nah, mang...berto's first tweeter reaction is true....i believe it....[B]that Mexi coming in that high after never hydrating that way before?[/B] At least Pacroid uses special blends in order to stay near his usual fighting weight which is 148. Damn that…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-04-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;10642617]Floyd didn't start nothing because Floyd didn't lose before saying it.[/QUOTE] Good point, it is hard to ignore Berto's motivation.

Comment by losboxing00 on 06-04-2011

Berto you lost simple as that...Luis Collazo took your punches...are you accusing him of peds...you lost and your just trying to find an excuse...take the lost and keep it moving...you were finally tested...

Comment by rao007 on 06-04-2011

Nah, mang...berto's first tweeter reaction is true....i believe it....that Mexi coming in that high after never hydrating that way before? At least Pacroid uses special blends in order to stay near his usual fighting weight which is 148. Damn that…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 06-04-2011

[QUOTE=pacfan;10641493]floyd started it all.[/QUOTE] Floyd didn't start nothing because Floyd didn't lose before saying it.

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