Ortiz’ Manager on Berto Test: “If True, What a Shame”

By Ryan Maquiñana

After reported that Andre Berto failed a random drug test, Rolando Arellano, the manager of Victor Ortiz, commented on the situation.  Berto is scheduled to fight Ortiz on June 23 in Los Angeles.

“Andre Berto has allegedly tested positive for steroids,” Arellano told  “If this is proven to be true, what a shame, especially because his team pointed fingers at us with the innuendo that we did steroids.  They even hired Victor Conte, who has been convicted of distribution of steroids and has shown how the system can be circumvented.  I’m still waiting for all the facts to make a conclusive statement, but again, if it's true, a banned substance is a banned substance.”

According to our Gabriel Montoya, both Berto’s A and B samples had traces of nandrolone in drug testing issued by VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Drug Association.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and on the Ratings Advisory Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eliq20 on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=RIZO24;12144147]Damn whats up with all these ****ers cheating??[/QUOTE] What's up with your 100% pure IGNORANCE??? Oh my bad, you got it from you ignorant @zz parents. They about as smart as the lava rocks out in my front yard.

Comment by Starz20 on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=UndefeatedJimmy;12144080]It's amazing how USADA never catches athletes cheating, but VADA does. Floyd Mayweather needs to be tested by VADA and not USADA. These fighters who accuse others are usually guilty themselves. Floyd fight Pacquiao with VADA testing or else you…

Comment by flint on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=rckdees;12144658]the more of these top guys who get caught, the more pacquiao's lawsuit looses steam.[/QUOTE]from the beginning ducqiaos lawsuit was and still is an obsticle to get out of the mayweather fight.back in the day if any fighter said something…

Comment by flint on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=mexiking;12144135]me too! thank god for poverty.[/QUOTE]over here in mexico.the whole dam country is in poverty axcept the narcos

Comment by Luilun on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=voneric;12143970]Vada seems to be catching the same people who are accusing fighters of cheating. Dont know if its a conspiracy but maybe Vada is sending a message to someone that they know what they are doing. Or they are just…

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