Photos: Guerrero, Berto Face To Face at The Weigh-In
By Jake Donovan, photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos
Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto both successfully made weight for Saturday's welterweight showdown at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Both fighters came in under the 147 lb. welterweight limit during Friday's weigh-in at a local Dave & Busters. Guerrero (30-1-1, 18KO) clocked in at 146.4 lb for his second consecutive welterweight bout. Berto (28-1, 22KO) weighed 146.8 lb for what will be his first bout in 14 months.
Guerrero looked lean and mean while easily making weight. His slender frame makes it a mystery as to how he managed to make 126 lb. for the first several years of his career, though it perhaps explains why he has since frequently moved up in weight.
Berto was chiseled, sporting ripped abs and lean, perfectly-cut muscles. All eyes were on the former welterweight titlist, who was granted this fight only after clearing his name. The once-beaten Floridian was suspended earlier this year after testing positive for a banned substance during random drug testing for his eventually canceled rematch with Victor Ortiz, his lone conqueror.
Their bout headlines an HBO doubleheader (Saturday, 10PM ET). The co-feature is a super welterweight crossroads bout between unbeaten Keith Thurman and former welterweight titlist Carlos Quintana.
Thurman weighed 151.2 lb, with the trip to the scales coming on his 24th birthday. Quintana came in slightly heavier at 152 lb., still within the prescribed limit for their 10-round contest.
Randy Caballero, 119.2 lb vs. Rigoberto Casillas, 118.8 lb - 8 rounds, bantamweight (+/- 2 lb)
Jermell Charlo vs. Dashon Johnson - 10 rounds, super welterweight
Dominic Breazeale vs. Mike Bissett - 4 rounds, heavyweight
Manuel Robles, Jr. vs. Misael Martinez - 4 rounds, featherweight
Guerrero is the more skilled fighter here, but I expect Berto to physically bull through him.Comment by Starz20 on 11-24-2012
[QUOTE=-Kev-;12729716]Then you have Thurman. My god...this guy makes Robert Guerrero look like Timothy Bradley.[/QUOTE] Lol I was thinking the same thing hahaComment by New England on 11-24-2012
[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;12729884]Berto looks like a beast... Guerrero looks like average. Result: Beast wins.[/QUOTE] they don't win fights by looking the prettiest. cuban linx is a top 25 all time rap album on anybody's list.Comment by KayDub on 11-24-2012
A lot of you know very little about boxing. Keith Thurman has been boxing since he was 7 years old. Over 100 wins in the amateurs, most by knockout. I've seen him spar some very good boxers and he isn't…Comment by Pullcounter on 11-24-2012
[QUOTE=PacmanP4PLegend;12729973]Wasn't Robert at one time considered for a shot at Mayweather? I say "if" Berto can get past Guerrero then setup Berto-Mayweather (would be toughest fight of Floyd's career)...[/QUOTE] At least it will be a fair fight cause both use…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (47)