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Video: Andre Berto Showing Off Hand Speed, Foot Speed

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. - Fight week kicked-off Wednesday afternoon with media workouts for the long awaited rematch between former world champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, April 30 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
 
The action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features an explosive battle between light heavyweight sluggers Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez and Thomas "Top Dog" Williams Jr. plus unbeaten featherweight Jorge Lara taking on former multiple division world champion Fernando "Cucholito" Montiel.

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, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.

 
Prior to the start of televised fights, an Official Fan Fest will be held for ticket holders outside of StubHub Center. The events start at 2:30 p.m. PT and features a Corona Beer Garden, food trucks, music from the band Metalachi and autograph signings with popular fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Shawn Porter and more.
 
Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from the Wild Card West Boxing Club in Santa Monica:

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VICTOR ORTIZ
 
"I put a total of 14 weeks of work into this fight. Nothing easy about that work. Come the 30th, I'm going to prove why I beat Berto the first time.
 
"I know what I'm here to do. I've got my fire back. People claim that I don't have the fire, but you'll see on April 30.
 
"People don't know what I go through on the daily. When I'm injured for months at a time, I just have me and my team. We work hard.
 
"I'm going to be back on top in no time. That's my opinion. I know where I belong.
 
"I'm focusing on Berto. That's my target and that's my focus.
 
"He's done what he's done. You have to respect that. I'm here and I'm not going anywhere. We're going toe-to-toe."
 
ANDRE BERTO
 
"This is the type of game where if you don't respect it, it won't respect you. I'm in a much better place right now. I've learned a lot over the years since the first fight. I'm healthy and focused.
 
"I'm just ready to go. Camp was tremendous. We're really ready to get in there and do it.
 
"There's a lot that goes into this for me. It was my first loss and I had so many emotions back then, so it's time to get that monkey off my back.
 
"My plan is to win this in a fashion so there will be no third fight.
 
"My focus is on getting the victory Saturday night. I want to look good doing. I'm not thinking about anything after that.
 
"I've worked on a lot of different things in camp. We're going to do whatever it takes to get the win.
 
"You all haven't ever seen me look like this. I've pretty much locked myself in a cage for eight or nine weeks. I've put everything aside. I've just been grinding."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Redd Foxx on 04-27-2016

I didn't know people were still using the Sony handycam... That aside, Berto didn't look "bad" against Mayweather and if he has that kind of energy in him, I think he overcomes a semi-retired Ortiz.

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