by Ryan Burton
Kevin Cunningham is going to be a busy man on July 28th.
The world class trainer has advised BoxingScene.com that the welterweight bout between former champions Devon Alexander (27-4-1) and Andre Berto will take place on the Mikey Garcia-Robert Easter Jr. lightweight unification card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both fights will be televised by Showtime.
In addition to being in Easter's corner, Cunningham is the long time trainer of Alexander who held titles at both super lightweight and welterweight.
Alexander came back from a two year layoff and rehab treatment for opioids in November and won an easy unanimous decision over Walter Castillo. He returned to the ring in February and fought Victor Ortiz to a controversial draw in a bout most observers felt Alexander won clearly.
As for what to expect on July 28th, Cunningham told BoxingScene.com, "We are bringing double trouble to LA."
Berto (31-5) has been out of the ring since his April, 2017 stoppage loss to Shawn Porter. Berto knocked out Oritz in his previous fight to get revenge for his first career defeat, which was a unanimous decision loss to Ortiz in 2011.
In the main event Garcia will be fighting at the lightweight weight limit for the first time since capturing the WBC title against Dejan Zlaticanin in January, 2017. He has fought twice since then, beating Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinents via unanimous decision in super lightweight bouts.
Easter, who holds the IBF lightweight title, has made three successful defenses since winning the title against Richard Commey in 2016.
Alexander-Berto was originally discussed to take place on the Errol Spence-Carlos Ocampo June 16th undercard.
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