Berto Dominates Urango For a Unanimous Decision

By Mark Vester

At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (25-0, 19KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF junior welterweight champion Juan Urango (21-2, 16KOs). The scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 118-110 for Berto.

The difference in speed was clear in the first. Berto used his quick hands to shoot the jab and land hard right hands off the jab. In the second, it was more of the same. Urango was open for the punches but he took them very well. It was more of a fight in the third and a real brawl began to take place in the fourth. Berto used his speed to stand land three punches to every punch thrown by Urango when the two of them stood together and brawled. Urango began to land a few counters in the fifth, but not enough to win the round.

During the seventh and eight rounds, Urango was still getting outboxed by Berto's quicker hands. Urango began to take more punches and tried to slow Berto down by landing punches to the body. Berto did a lot of holding in the ninth and tenth rounds. The ref allowed him to get away with the holding by not taking away a point. Urango did nothing to stop the holding by never throwing punches on the inside. Berto dominated the fight from the outside. Urango was too slow and never threw more than a punch or two at a time.

During the eleventh, Berto began to box more and hold less. In the twelfth, Berto just dominated from the start to the finish. Trainer Evangelista Cotto urged Urango to go for a knockout but he was just too slow to get it done.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BlackSilk on 06-01-2009

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;5398147]Yeah, I try to tell some of you on Boxingscene that I'm not about making predictions because I back certain fighters and hate others. I can see other point of views and aspects of the sport. Right or wrong I…

Comment by BlackSilk on 06-01-2009

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;5397574]Juan Urango has a similiar style to Miguel Cotto because of Evangelista's teaching but Cotto is far more skilled than Juan and stronger. Berto did a hug fest in there with Juan and couldn't effectively stop him. Cotto would knock…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 06-01-2009

[QUOTE=chicano79us;5398175]Yup Cotto was a good example.[/QUOTE] I guess he set himself up for that one.

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 05-31-2009

[[email protected]@PR;5393526]The shit was a hugfest!!!!!!!!! LOL Berto will get Kill with any of the top WWs, [B]Even Plaster man without plaster beats him!!!!!!![/B][/QUOTE] Yup Cotto was a good example.

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-31-2009

[QUOTE=Albert Maximo;5397991]Man finally i agree with you dude i think this day never happen remember we see after Cotto-Clottey fight if you right about you predicsion:beerchug:[/QUOTE] Yeah, I try to tell some of you on Boxingscene that I'm not about…

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