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Tonight, Saturday August 4th 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents Andre Berto (31-5, 24 KO’s) VS Devon Alexander (27-4, 14 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York, and will be live on FOX5 at 7:30pm ET.  In the co-feature, Peter Quillin (33-1-1, 23 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on J’Leon Love (24-1-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Super Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Luis Collazo (37-7, 20 KO’s) will take on Bryant Perrella (15-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round welterweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Andre Berto Tale of The Tape Devon Alexander
31 Wins 27
5 Losses 4
24 KOs 14
0 Draws 0
36 Total Fights 31
67% KO% 45%
5′ 8″ Height 5’8″
68 ½” Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
Winter Haven, FL, USA Nationality Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
September 7th, 1983 Date of Birth February 10th, 1987

 

PREDICTIONS:

Bryant Perrella  —  def  —  Luis Collazo  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

Peter Quillin  —  def  —  J’Leon Love  —  via  —  Decision

Devon Alexander  —  def  —  Andre Berto  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Last night on Premier Boxing Champions, the fireworks were exploding, and the bombs were being thrown in the StubHub Center in Carson California, as fans got a rare treat with 4 knockouts in the event.  The fights were so quick, that you were able to see all the undercards in the event.  The card opened up with Jorge Lara (28-0-2, 20 KO’s) completely destroying his idol and former champion, Fernando Montiel (54-6-2, 39 KO’s).  Lara came out swinging for the fences and caught Montiel with big shots in the first round.  After 3 knockdowns, the southpaw Lara, would land a huge right hook on an already hurt Montiel, and knock him out cold.  Lara stays undefeated, and climbs the latter of top prospects for a potential Featherweight title shot.  We also got a bonus fight before the main event, because the night was moving along so quickly, where Light Heavyweight prospect David Benevidez (14-0, 13 KO’s) knocked out Phil “Real Deal” Jackson (16-3,15 KO’s).  Jackson was target practice for Benevidez in the first round, and in the second he got badly hurt with a huge left hook.  Jackson, on wobbly feet, got nailed with another left hook after a flurry from Benevidez, and thats all she wrote.

In the co-featured bout, Thomas Williams Jr defeated Edwin Rodriguez via 2nd round KO in a scheduled 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  These two came out of their corners like mad men, throwing huge bombs from the get go.  In the second, it looked good early for Rodriguez, after he hit Williams with a big overhand right.  Williams, staggered for a moment landed a huge right hook to even the score.  At the end of the second round, Williams would land a monster of a left hand after a big exchange, that would put Edwin Rodriguez down for the count.  Williams is now in line for a potential World Title fight against Adonis “Superman” Stevenson.

In the main event of the evening, it was the rematch of the 2011 fight of the year, where “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KO’s) squared of against Andre Berto (31-5, 24 KO’s).  Ortiz got the better of Berto in 2011, handing him his first career loss, and Berto was out for revenge.  In the first round, after feeling each other out for the most part, an accidental head butt opened up a huge gash above the hairline of Victor Ortiz.  The cut was so big, that the blood was pouring down Ortiz’ face.  Perhaps feeling a sense of urgency, Ortiz would start to let his hands go.

In the second round, Ortiz would start throwing the straight left hand, and it was getting through Berto’s guard.  Berto was looking very tight and jittery, perhaps thinking back to 2011, where he lost for the first time.  Ortiz’ third straight right hit Berto while he was off balance, and he went down.  Berto got up, and landed a huge uppercut that Ortiz (by his own admission) never saw coming.  Ortiz then hit the deck, and it was like deja voo and 2011 all over again.  A mirror image of their first fight.  Ortiz was badly hurt though when he got up, and Berto would come charging.  Realizing that Ortiz was on dream street, Berto landed a big left hook, and Ortiz would drop again.  He would just barely beat the 10 count, and when referee Jack Reese asked Victor if he wanted to continue, Ortiz did not respond.  Jack Reese would then stop the fight, and Andre Berto would get his revenge.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

After months of negotiation, the rematch is finally a done deal.  Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (31-5-2 24 KOs) will be taking on Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) on April 30th 2016 in a highly anticipated rematch  .  The fight will be brought to you from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, and will be broadcast on FOX and FOX Deportes.  On the undercard of Ortiz VS Berto you will also see a super middleweight bout between Edwin Rodriguez (28-1, 19 KO’s) and Thomas Williams Jr (19-1, 13 KO’s).  Also that night, Fernando Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KO’s) will be taking on Jorge Lara (27-0-2, 19 KO’s) in a featherweight bout.

Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto fought for the first time on April 16th of 2011, where Ortiz defeated Berto via unanimous decision, and won the WBC Welterweight title.  Ortiz went on to lose his next 3 fights against Floyd Mayweather, Josesito Lopez, and Luis Collazo respectively.  Berto on the other hand, won his next fight against an overmatched Jan Zavek, but would lose the following two fights against Robert Guerrero and Jesus Soto Karas respectively.

The Ortiz and Berto rematch is a toss up in my mind.  Both fighters have shown flashes of greatness, but have fallen to great fighters.  Berto’s performance against Myaweather was absolutely horrid.  Even Ortiz did better before he got a well deserved sucker punch knockout.  It will be interesting to see which one of these men will be the one to rise to the occasion, and get their career back on track.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Tomorrow night, Saturday January 23 2016, boxing returns to FOX.  Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) takes on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Welterweight Title.  It is yet another chapter of the Puerto Rico VS Mexico rivalry.  The fight will be televised on FOX at 8pm ET, and take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California.  The co-feature is a welterweight bout between Sammy Vasquez (20-0, 14 KO’s) and Aaron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KO’s).  Also on the card, a heavyweight bout, as Dominic Breazeale (16-0, 14 KO’s) takes on Amir Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

-Record:  31 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight (147 lbs)

-Height:  5′ 9″

-Reach:  69″

-Born:  3/20/88 (age 27)

-Notable Fights:

  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 7/14/12.  (Won WBAsuper & TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Zab Judah  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/27/13.
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.

Since his career making performance against Lucas Matthysse, Garcia has not been great. He escaped with a highly questionable decision over Mauricio Herrera and a narrow split decision over Lamont Peterson.  In between those fights he KO’d Rod Salka who never stood a chance, and was hand picked.  After Peterson, Garcia KO’d Paulie Malignaggi, who is also well past his prime, and was never at Garcia’s caliber anyway.  Garcia needs a strong performance to stay relevant, especially with the move up to welterweight.

ROBERT GUERRERO

-Record:  33 – 3 – 1, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight (147 lbs)

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  70″

-Born:  3/27/83 (age 32)

-Notable Fights:

  • Andre Berto  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/24/12.
  • Floyd Mayweather  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/4/13.
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.

After beating Andre Berto, Guerrero got the chance to fight Floyd Mayeather.  He failed miserably.  Another big name on his resume was Keith Thurman.  He lost that fight as well.  Guerrero has not been able to beat the “A” opponent.  This could very well be his last chance at a big fight like this, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to the pressure.

PREDICTIONS:

  • Dominic Breazeale  —  def  —  Amir Mansour  —  via  —  KO 9th round
  • Sammy Vasquez  —  def  —  Aaron Martinez  —  via  —  TKO 5th round
  • Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Robert Guerrero  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

Andre Berto was not the most popular choice of opponent for Floyd Mayweathers’ “last” fight, but he was the WBA #1 contender, so it made sense.  He is also the interim WBA Champion.  With that being said, Mayweather made Berto look like and amateur fighter.  All three judges had Mayweather winning the fight by a landslide.  Judge Adalade Bird scored it 120-108 (Mayweather), judge Dave Maretti scored it 117-111 (Mayweather), and judge Steve Weisfeld scored it 118-110 (Mayweather).  I was paying extra close attention to this fight, being a huge Mayweather fan, and scored it 119-109, giving Berto only the 7th round.  Berto looked really nervous and could not get it going.  When he did, Mayweather showed us something we have forgotten.  He still can fight on the inside, and he still can brawl.  In fact, he almost was able to KO Berto in round 12.

This was Mayweathers most brilliant performance in recent years, even though some might criticize his opponent (Berto).  Mayweather looked faster and sharper then he did in his last fight, and looked just as brilliant as he did in the Canelo Alvarez fight.  Canelo in my opinion also only won 1 round (maybe 2), and Mayweather was brilliant against him.  Mayweather is now 49-0 (26 KO’s), and has tied Rocky Marcianos’ record.  After the fight, Mayweather said he’s done.  I do not believe this, because I think he was sending a subliminal message when he said, “records are made to be broken.”  I think Mayweather will fight again to become 50-0, and then and only then, can he claim to be TBE (the best ever).

Salido Gets Robbed

Who should be the WBO Junior Lightweight Champion?  Not Rocky Martinez, thats for sure.  Orlando Salido beat up Martinez over 12 rounds, and was absolutely robbed via decision.  Only 1 judge got it right, and that was Burt Clements (115-113) for Salido.  Glen Feldman scored it 114-114, and Ptrick Gormay scored it 115-113 for Martinez.  I scored the fight 116-112 for Salido, which was very accurate in my opinion.  I gave Salido rounds 1, 2, 5-8, and 12.  Marinez won 3,4,10, and 11 in my opinion.  This fight was an absolute war, just like their first fight, and the wrong man walked away with the title.

Jack VS Groves

George Groves was making his third attempt at a world title.  Would the third time be the charm?  No it would not!  After being knocked down in the first, Groves dug a hole for himself, but would bounce back nicely.  He fought like a champion, but would ultimately come up short.  he was out boxed by fellow Money Team fighter Badou Jack “The Ripper”.  Jack looked great in his first title defense, and they say you are not a true champ until u defend successfully.

Gonzalez VS Oquendo

Another chapter in the Puerto Rico VS Mexico rivalry is in the books.  Jonathan Oquendo defeated Jhonny Gonzalez via majority decision.  The final tallies were 94-94, 98-90, and 95-93 in favor of Oquendo.  This was a very interesting fight, as it was a chess match in the beginning.  Very strategic and careful were both fighters, as neither could afford to lose.  Unfortunately for Gonzalez, Oquendo was the better man on Saturday night.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Mayweather:  $32 million

Berto:  $4 million

Roman Martinez:  $300,000

Orland Salido:  $150,000

Badou Jack:  $500,000

George Groves:  $500,000

Jhonny Gonzalez:  $50,000

Jonathan Oquendo:  $50,000

Vanes Martirosyan:  $150,000

Ishe Smith:  $150,000

This Saturday, live on Showtime PPV at 8PM eastern time, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s), takes on Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s).  The fight will be for Mayweathers WBAsuper, WBC, and TheRing World Welterweight titles, and is scheduled for 12 rounds.  The co-feature will a WBC Super Middleweight Championsip fight where George Groves (21-2, 15 KO’s) takes on champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO’s).  Also on the card, Orlando Salido (42-13-2, 29 KO’s) takes on Roman Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KO’s) for the WBO Super Featherweight title, and Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KO’s) takes on Ishe Smith (27-7, 12 KO’s) in a Super Middleweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

-Record:  48 – 0 – 0, 26 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight (147 pounds).  Also rated at:

  • Junior Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Junior Welterweight
  • Junior Middleweight.

-Height:  5′ 8″ (1.73 m)

-Reach:  72″

-Born:  2/24/77 (age 38)

-Notable Fights:

  • Jose Luis Castillo  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/20/02.  (Won WBC & TheRing Lightweight Titles)
  • Zab Judah  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/8/06.  (Won IBF & IBO Welterweight Titles)
  • Oscar De La Hoya  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 5/5/07.  (Won WBC Junior Middleweight Title)
  • Saul Alvarez  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 9/14/13.  (Won WBC & TheRing Junior Middleweight Titles)
  • Manny Pacquiao  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/2/15.  (Won WBO Welterweight Title)

Mayweather has given us what we wanted with Cotto, Guererro, Alvarez, and Maidana.  Now its time for him to choose his opponent.  He chose Andre Berto, even though the more popular choice would have been Kell Brook or Gennady Golovkin.  Mayweather is looking to tie Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 with a victory here.  He says he’s done after this, but 50-0 is very appealing, so it remains to be seen what happens.

ANDRE BERTO

-Record:  30 – 3 – 0, 23 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  70.5″

-Born:  9/7/83 (age 32)

-Notable Fights:

  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 6/21/08.  (Won vacant WBC Welterweight Title)
  • Jan Zaveck  —  Win, TKO 5th round (12), 9/3/11.  (Won IBF Welterweight Title)
  • Robert Guererro  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/24/12.

Andre Berto is the current interim WBA Welterweight champion, which makes him a justifiable opponent for Floyd mayweather. He gets the biggest opportunity and biggest payday of his life.  Berto is coming off of a knockout victory over Josesito Lopez.

Predictions:

Vanes Martirosyan  —  def  —  Ishe Smith  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Roman Martinez  —  def  —  Orlando Salido  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

George Groves  —  def  —  Badou Jack  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Floyd Mayweather  —  def  —  Andre Berto  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE