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Berto vs Ortiz Discussions Will Get More Aggressive

By Lem Satterfield

The promoters of WBC welterweight titlist Andre Berto of Winter Haven, Fla., and southpaw junior welterweight (140 pounds) contender Victor Ortiz, of Oxnard, Calif., are still discussing a potential clash between the two on April 16. 

Berto (27-0, 21 knockouts) vs. Ortiz (28-2-2, 22 KOs) would take place as part of an HBO televised split-site, double-header of an event that could match WBA junior welterweight king Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) of England against Lamont Peterson (28-1-1, 14 KOs), or another opponent, according to Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

"The idea is to team it up with a delay from England with Amir Khan's fight with the live fight here in the United States. The live fight which is being discussed is Andre Berto against Victor Ortiz," said Schaefer.

"We're talking about it. It was offered. You know, Lou called me. I discussed it with Team Ortiz. They are interested. We're basically looking into whether it's financially feasible for this big fight, and we have to make sure that the dollars make sense. We're going to be working on it I'm sure more aggressively next week."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by budfr on 01-17-2011

Ortiz lacks the Mexican heart. It´s a shame because he is very good and powerful. By the way, Peterson was destroyed by Ortiz, the latter should be fighting Khan, not Peterson. He will just jab, hug,run.

Comment by Abraham Reyes on 01-17-2011

Comment by tito_bandito on 01-16-2011

Jabbing will only get Ortiz timed against an explosive power puncher so Ortiz should faint punches, time what Berto does and figure out if he will be willing to block the shot and counter or will he weave it and…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 01-16-2011

Ortiz quits when the going gets tough though. Just saying...

Comment by Rab- on 01-16-2011

How does berto beat victor easily? lol

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