Berto's Trainer Likes Alexander Over Guerrero For Floyd

By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday night, perennial pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather set the boxing world on fire when he announced some recent developments pertaining to his May 4th return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

While WBC interim welterweight titlist Robert Guerrero was looked at as the favorite to land the fight, Mayweather instead suggested that St. Louis’ Devon Alexander may be getting the opportunity.

“The negotiations for my fight are almost done,” Mayweather tweeted. “The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander. It’d be a unification bout at welterweight.”

On Wednesday night, I caught up with trainer Tony Morgan, a man who knows Guerrero very well.

This past November, Morgan led his charge, former champion Andre Berto, into battle against Guerrero inside of the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Despite a valiant effort, Berto was dropped in rounds one and two before losing a twelve-round decision in a grueling bout.

I was curious who Morgan considered a tougher foe for Mayweather, Alexander or Guerrero, and he had no hesitation with his response.

“Devon, by far,” stated Morgan. “Devon’s more talented.”

Asked to elaborate, Morgan took a glaring swipe at Guerrero’s credibility.

“He’s fast, he can box,” said Morgan of Alexander. “Robert’s kind of right there and just throws punches. I can’t dog him, he did what he had to do against [Berto], but at the same time, I truly think Berto should have knocked him out in two or three rounds.”

True enough, Berto was tabbed by many to halt Guerrero’s nearly seven-year unbeaten streak, with many pointing to the fact that "The Ghost" had been campaigning at 135 pounds just a year and a half before their tussle.

Asked what exactly what wrong for his fighter this past November, Morgan still seems a bit mystified.

“I don’t know,” Morgan stated candidly. “I just think there was a lot on [his] mind. It definitely wasn’t the wrong game plan. It wasn’t really a game plan that was executed. It is what it is and like I said, I don’t make excuses for nothing.

“I take my hat off to Robert, he did his thing,” Morgan added. “But I know Andre Berto. Andre Berto destroys fighters like Robert Guerrero. He didn’t that night; I can’t say nothing about him."

If Guerrero does end up landing his coveted shot against Mayweather, Morgan doesn’t foresee a good ending for the multi-division champion.

“I mean, the guy’s had some good wins but if you look at his overall talent, Floyd’s going to embarrass Robert,” Morgan claimed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fredhopple on 02-07-2013

who is berto's trainer. never heard of the guy. if berto had a good trainer he would win some fights. amazing and Alexander cannot fight too weak.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-07-2013

Devon is a bum and you just mad berto beat that ass

Comment by bigcursedawg on 02-07-2013

Morgan is trash. I've always thought Berto was over hyped but he'd be a lot better off if be had a better trainer.

Comment by Corelone on 02-07-2013

What did he say? Robert just stands there, in front of you, throwing punches? If that's all Robert did, how did Berto lose? Robert did far more to Berto than this guy gives credit, a lot of it wasn't nice…

Comment by MJ223 on 02-07-2013

[B]Its not a good look to take swipes at the fighter who kicked your fighters a$$.... Even if your pick is Devon[/B]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Michael Grant vs. Michael Sprott Set Down For MBS Arena Max Ornelas vs. Tony Lopez on April 20 in Vegas, BeIN Sports Paul Spadafora Pleads Guilty To Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault Magdaleno vs. Dogboe Event Set, Undercard Details Revealed Pedraza Targets Lozada Revenge Clash, Arum Likes The Fight Haye Admits: I Thought There Was No Way Bellew Could Win Golovkin To Present Trophy at $1 million Santa Anita Derby Joshua: Hopefully I Can Get Parker Out of There Between 6 and 8 Canelo Vows To Kick Golovkin's 'F***ing Ass' For PED Comments James DeGale: On My Best Day, No One at 168 Can Beat Me! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Face-Off at Final Presser Parker Had Two Elbow Surgeries Amid Negotiations for Joshua Fight Logan Yoon vs. Juan Carlos Salgado in Hollywood, Florida Hearn: Whyte Was 'Poor' Against Helenius, Fight Was a Stinker Parker: Joshua, His Team Are Underestimating Me From Fury Fight Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Pissed Off, Tired of Being Pushed Around! Joshua: Expect Blood; Hope Parker Fight is Like Bowe-Holyfield Carlos Molina on Being Cautious With Mexican Meat, 365 Testing Stephen Simmons Contemplating Retirement After Askin Loss Frampton vs. Donaire - WBO Interim-Title Now at Stake Willie Limond Inks With MTK Ahead of His Comeback Joshua Explains Why Parker is Tougher Fight Than Wilder Golovkin: If Canelo Rematch Falls Out - I Want Billy Joe Saunders! Otto Wallin vs. Adrian Granat: Robin Safar Added To The Card Hearn: Whyte vs. Browne Winner Will 100% Get a Title Shot Joshua: I'm Not Overlooking Parker, Not the One Talking Wilder Golovkin Promoter: GGG Wants Canelo, NOT Looking For Way Out! Pacquiao Camp Standing Firm That Top Rank Contract Expired Joshua Interested in UFC Deal, But Says He's 'Riding With' Hearn Photos: Ryan Garcia, Fernando Vargas - Ready For Battle WBC Prez is Shocked: This is Not The Golovkin That We Know Bob Arum: We're Not Ready To Give Up on Felix Verdejo Ryan Martin vs. Luis Eduardo Florez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Joshua Warns Wilder: Be Realistic or We'll Freeze You Out Hughie Fury Prepares For Sexton With Bolton Wanderers Top Rank on Making Deal With Golden Boy For Loma-Linares Kautondokwa Still Unbeaten, Knocks Godoy Out in Five Parker's Trainer: Despite Taunts, Joshua 'Has Pretty Good Chin' Linares: On May 12 - Lomachenko Will Bow Down To King Jorge! Golovkin Wants Answers: What Did Canelo Inject in His Belly?

Latest Active Forum Threads