Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Zaveck vs Berto IBF Title Bout Lands in Biloxi, Miss.

By Ryan Maquiñana

According to promoter Lou DiBella, the venue for the Sept. 3 IBF welterweight title fight between incumbent champ Jan Zaveck and his client, Andre Berto, has been finalized to take place at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss.

“You’re the first one to be hearing this,” DiBella said.  “Andre’s returning to the same place where he fought [Luis] Collazo [in 2009].”

Berto (27-1, 21 KOs) is coming off a Fight of the Year candidate in April where he lost his WBC welterweight belt to Victor Ortiz via unanimous decision.  Meanwhile, Zaveck (31-1, 18 KOs), a German-based Slovenian, will be making the fourth defense of a title he took from Isaac Hlatshwayo in December 2009.

“This is another type of defining fight for Andre,” DiBella added.  “How does he bounce back from disappointment?  How does he bounce back from losing his belt?  He’s got to watch Victor Ortiz fight Floyd Mayweather in a big money fight from Biloxi, Mississippi, knowing it could have been him, had he been himself that night.”

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  E-mail him at [email protected] , contact him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rmaq28 or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 07-29-2011

Why is this fight being fought in the US???? This should be in slovenia in front of 20K people, not in biloxi in front of 100 red necks!!!! Berto cant draw flies to ****!!!!

Comment by hotboy18 on 07-29-2011

Berto will be back and better than before in this next bout. Im ready to see Berto with his title again.

Comment by Boomy on 07-28-2011

Hi and greetings from Slovenia! ;) Dejan has been wearing the World Champion’s belt for 18 months already by now. A bit dissapointed because we could not get your heroes to fight our champion here. As I've seen that some…

Comment by giacomino on 07-28-2011

[QUOTE=whatismyname;10909697]so a loss = titleshot? way to go boxing.... He should've tried senchenko[/QUOTE] Senchenko? He will never, ever fight anyone with a pulse. Although he has talent, he is the biggest fraudulent champion in boxing today because he has been…

Comment by flipbjefrox on 07-28-2011

berto has a huge fanbase in MI expect a sell out crowd

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Mosley: Mayweather Sr. vs. McGregor is 50-50 Fight - I Pick Sr. Photos: Luis Nery Embraced in Mexico as Hero After Title Win Mayweather: Conor McGregor, as a "Fighter" - is Undefeated! Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Courtney Jackson - Official Weights Photos: Jennings, Alvarado, Stevenson, Reed Ready To Fight Video: Crawford vs. Indongo - Weigh-In Gets Very Tense Mayweather-McGregor - Weigh-In Ticket Information Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Ready For Unification War Manny Robles, Everton Lopes Return on LA Fight Club, 9/1 Crawford, Indongo Intensely Go Head-to-Head at Weigh-In Luis Ortiz Laughs at Joshua: Where is Your Pride To Fight The Best? Mosley: McGregor Will Be Surprised By Mayweather's Power Hugo Centeno Returns, Set To Face Immanuwel Aleem Shawn Porter Plans To Pursue Danny Garcia Showdown Joshua Admits He Felt Massive Disappointment Klitschko Retired Report: Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares Rematch Off Over Money Mayweather: I'm Partying at My Strip Club Every Day Through Fight Antonio Orozco vs. Roberto Ortiz Set For Linares-Campbell Card News: Briedis-Perez Tickets, Victory Boxing Update, Yard-Ford Bob Arum Eyes Michael Conlan ESPN Card in Ireland, in 2018 Mayweather Sr. on McGregor, Malignaggi: Neither One Can Fight! White: Floyd Wouldn't Even Discuss 8-Ounce Gloves in Negotiations Mayweather: I'm Taking Bigger Risk Than McGregor; Legacy on Line Nicholas Walters Cancels His Return Due To Illness, Eyes Fall Bout Shakur Stevenson: I Plan on Taking Over The Sport of Boxing Paddy Barnes To Return On October 6 In Scotland Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight White: Malignaggi Had To Leave, He Got His Ass Whooped Bad! Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement