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Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Face To Face Erupts

LOS ANGELES - Former welterweight world champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto,along with undefeated featherweight contender Jorge Lara and former world champion Fernando "Cochulito" Montiel, held a press conference in Los Angeles Wednesday to discuss their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX & FOX Deportes showdowns taking place Saturday, April 30 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

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The tripleheader of primetime action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT also features an exciting light heavyweight showdown between Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez and Thomas "Top Dog" Williams Jr.

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Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53 and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, and are on sale now and available for purchase online at AXS.com.

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The fighters held court at the Conga Room at L.A. Live and spoke about their respective matchups. Ortiz and Berto will tangle in a highly anticipated rematch of their 2011 battle, won by Ortiz, while the rising Lara and former champion Montiel meet in a crossroads fight that could launch the winner into title contention in a stacked featherweight division.

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Here is what the participants had to say Wednesday:
 
VICTOR ORTIZ
 
"This is definitely the next chapter of my boxing career and I want to take full advantage of it. I'm healthy and I'm young and I'm still able to pull the trigger.
 
"Everyone said I was a 'tomato can' who had no business being in the ring with Berto the first time. I had to go to Connecticut to get my belt and my respect.

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"I've fought a lot of wars. I've been in battles. I broke my jaw and my wrist, that's three years right there. But my will to fight led me back. The more boxing I watched, the more upset it made me. I don't think the other welterweights are on my level.
 
"Berto blames me for his downward spiral. He thinks he has a chance this time. Always a good dream to have.

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"I'm not going the distance this time. I'm going in 100 miles per hour, full throttle.
 
"2011 was one heck of a year. The repeat is coming on April 30 because I want another world championship. Berto is a tremendous warrior; I'll give him that. I'll be ready and I know he will be too."

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ANDRE BERTO
 
"I'm excited about this one. April 30 is going to be a tremendous night. I promise you that.
 
"The fight back in 2011, he got me. He did what he had to do to win. But this time I'm going in extremely focused and ready to take everything that I felt he took from me that night.

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"I went to school. I failed the test and now I have the chance to ace it.
 
"He said it wouldn't go the distance last time, but I still did and I wasn't training to my full capabilities.
 
"My power and speed are still there. I'm glad this fight came about because it's going to be a great night for the fans.

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"I'm not about running my mouth and saying stuff just for the media. I'm going to back it up in the ring.
 
"I've got to show Victor some respect because he beat me the first time. I'm big on being respectful. I respect Victor and the history of Mexican fighters, they put their blood, sweat and tears in there.

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"This is what he asked for. So I want to make sure he knows what he's getting himself into. This isn't the same situation as last time. So we'll see it in the ring. Come out on April 30 and see me handle this business."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaroku on 03-26-2016

[QUOTE=Czarczar;16555554]Berto is going to win by KO.[/QUOTE] I hope so! My favorite Ortiz moment, was when josesito broke his punk azz down!!

Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 03-26-2016

I'll watch this fight.but since when ??? Andre "the beast"berto :rofl::rofl:

Comment by turnedup on 03-24-2016

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz should call this fight "Who Is More Washed Up"

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 03-24-2016

They should get Vince McMahon to promote this fight, its a classic pink slip match. That said if someone like Luis Collazo can tap Ortiz on the chin and make him quit, Berto is certainly going to land harder and…

Comment by Ducatii on 03-24-2016

This is the fight to watch if you want to see fireworks

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