Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Porter Expects Andre Berto Clash in April, Wants Title Fight Next

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) is expecting to trade punches with fellow former welterweight champion Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) on a yet to be determined date in April.

According to Porter, he's yet to receive the official date and no network has been finalized at the moment.

"They are telling me April. No network or specific date. I go all the way back looking at him being an Olympian. I just think that everything is lined up and it  makes sense to make the fight. His style and everything about him, being a warrior, being quick and being fast. All of those problems for everyone else. I look forward to showing to the world that it doesn't present problems for me," Porter said.

porter-berto

Porter has been out of the ring since June of last year, when he lost a close twelve round decision to WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Berto has been out of the ring since last April, when he stopped Victor Ortiz in the four round of their rematch. And in September 2015, Berto lost a twelve round decision in what was ultimately the final career fight of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Porter believes the winner of the fight should be guaranteed a world title opportunity - specifically against the winner of the March WBA/WBC unification between Thurman and Danny Garcia. 

"Yes definitely. I fought in my last fight for a belt. His last fight was against Mayweather, another great fighter, so we're both in line to fight in an eliminator, even if it's unofficial. And the winner could fight either Keith Thurman or Danny Garcia," Berto said.

"I don't think Betro will move as much against me [as Thurman did]. I don't want to go tit for tat with this guy, but it can be that kind of fight."

Porter is very friendly with Berto and says there is absolutely no animosity between the two.

"We're cool enough that I have his number in my back pocket, cool enough that we'll see each other out here and it's all love," Porter said. "[Talk of this fight] goes all the way back to October, that we first called for Andre Berto. Then about a month ago we did a co-call, face-time with the guy and said let's fight. He said he wanted to fight, but the business had to make sense."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 01-28-2017

Berto is just a known name at this stage. Very little to offer at the top level.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=Clegg;17386140]How is Berto a far bigger name than Spence? [/QUOTE] He is ex ww WBC and IBF champ. He is funny to watch. Yes, berto si bigger name than Spence so far. he is even bigger than Brook, I would…

Comment by skipwade74 on 01-28-2017

Short Port loses all his big fights. Berto is a boxing bum a nothing so why fight a Berto as it proves nothing? Port and his mooching dad money me Kenny deserve no big fight. Fight Brook again or Thurman?…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 01-28-2017

Andre Berto said he hasn't been contacted about the fight yet on fighthype.com and told Porter to keep his name out of his mouth!!

Comment by frantic fighter on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=Clegg;17386140]How is Berto a far bigger name than Spence? Yeah people know who Berto is but that doesn't translate into being willing to pay money to see him fight or even change the channel. Porter-Spence would interest more people, sell…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest Tyson Fury: McGregor Drills Mayweather - It'll Be Good For Boxing Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot Fury: 'I'm a Fat Bastard;' Says He Must Lose 100-Plus Pounds Canelo On Chavez: He Didn't Try to Win; You Have to Have Balls! Mikey Garcia Wants Linares, Lomachenko or Pacquiao in The Fall Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II Ending, Canelo-VADA, More Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch Ordered By The IBF Arum Feels Horn Will Become Major Star After Pacquiao Fight De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight Canelo: Big Difference Between Me and The Guys Golovkin KO'd Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose Horn's Trainer: Secret 10-Point Plan in Place To Beat Pacquiao Pacquiao: McGregor Not Compatible With Boxing - He Won't Win Lomachenko's Manager Responds Back To Team Rigondeaux Shane Mosley Jr. Motivated To Impress on Pacquiao-Horn Card Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Now in Manchester, September 23 Fortune: Plain and Simple - Horn Has No Shot To Beat Pacquiao! Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement