Devon Alexander vs. Andre Berto on Garcia-Easter Card

by Ryan Burton

Kevin Cunningham is going to be a busy man on July 28th.

The world class trainer has advised 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, "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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FrankieClutch on 06-27-2018

This has the potential to be a huge stinker, but it's a cool crossroads fight

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 06-27-2018

I like this one. The ones saying it's a garbage fight, will watch it anyway....per usual. Half of yall are just talking to hear yourselves talk.

Comment by Baltimore on 06-27-2018

I don’t get all the hate considering it’s going to be an UNDERCARD fight. Winner has a chance to maybe position himself for one last title opportunity, loser will know he will never get that chance again.

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=killakali;18894272]and I bet you Alexander turns down a shot at Spence to fight someone like Danny Garcia or a Porter rematch. I would almost guarantee Alexander won’t take that fight if he beats Berto. A KO loss would be a…

Comment by killakali on 06-27-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18894263]What does any of that have to do with trying to move Devon Alexander up the IBF rankings? Haymon is going to have the top 3 contenders in the IBF at welterweight. That's not a coincidence. That's by…

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