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Lou DiBella Livid, Slams Andre Berto/Golden Boy Chatter

By Bill Emes

Promoter Lou DiBella was irked by a recent report on BoxingScene.com, where it was stated that Golden Boy Promotions is handling the career of former welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-1, 22KOs).

In the article, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, discussed several possible options for Berto's next fight - including an HBO televised fight with IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage on November 24th. Another option, although a long-shot, is an HBO televised welterweight fight with WBO champion Timothy Bradley on December 15th in Florida. 

"Let's have things play out the way they will. Andre Berto is a terrific fighter and has many different opportunities. He is willing to fight anyone and will be looking at what fight makes the most sense for him. I believe that this entire situation will be sorted out in the coming days. One thing which is for sure that Andre Berto will be fighting this year in a very meaningful fight. K9 Bundrage is a world champion and will be defending his title. He has earned his spot and he has earned to be in a big fight," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

DiBella has slammed Schaefer's comments - stating that Berto's manager, Al Haymon, assured him that DiBella Entertainment is still the promoter of record for Berto. With the exception of a few fighters, nearly every boxer in Haymon's vast arsenal is promoted by Golden Boy. Haymon recently signed six Olympians and all of them are expected to debut under the Golden Boy banner.

"Richard could keep talking and say whatever the f*** Richard wants to say. I'm not going to worry about what Richard Schaefer is saying. I've been Berto's promoter from the first moment that he turned pro. As far as I know - I'm Berto's promoter. I've been assured that I'm Berto's promoter. I've certainly been performing till this day as Berto's promoter," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

"I talk to his manager every day. I'm not going to worry about Richard Schaefer. Richard Schaefer seems intent on trying to put everyone else out of business, he should worry about his own business. In this f***ing business who the f*** knows what's going on - but as far as I know I'm Andre Berto's promoter and he's told me nothing [different] and neither has his management."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by snoopymiller on 10-01-2012

It's funny how Lou cries about Schaefer and GBP trying to put everyone out of business. They are your COMPETITOR you DUMB ****! That's the way business usually works. The goal is to win the game and eliminate all competition.…

Comment by Jizzme Mack on 10-01-2012

[quote=Ko King 212] Quote: Originally Posted by -Kev- Is Al Haymon behind Sergio Martinez's success as well? Dibella has two fighters in the top 10 at MW, neither of are Haymon advised. What about getting an IBF title shot for…

Comment by Ko King 212 on 10-01-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12566586]Is Al Haymon behind Sergio Martinez's success as well? Dibella has two fighters in the top 10 at MW, neither of are Haymon advised. What about getting an IBF title shot for Randall Bailey against Mike Jones? What about his…

Comment by tostao on 10-01-2012

one more proof that Al Haymon , who doesn't know and doesn't even try to understand the sport of boxing is the main man in the boxing business . He calls all the shots . Haymon's word overweights validity of…

Comment by Ringlife on 10-01-2012

Dibella needs to find out what's going on with his fighter. First I thought he signed with TMT now with GBP so which is it?

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