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Shawn Porter tells the media that he’s fighting Andre Berto in April

Shawn Porter says he’s facing Andre Berto sometime in April (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday, Jan. 27, former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter announced to the press inside of the MGM Grand that he will be facing off with former WBC champion Andre Berto sometime in April.

Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) last saw action inside of the ring this past June, as he dropped a razor-thin unanimous decision to WBA champion Keith Thurman over 12 rounds. In his last appearance, Berto (31-4, 24 KO’s) won in emphatic fashion, as he rose from a second-round knockdown to stop his rival Victor Ortiz via knockout in the fourth round.

Flashback Footage – Andre Berto Training Inside of City Athletic Boxing days before Mayweather fight

Andre Berto and his team inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas days before his bout vs. Floyd Mayweather this past Saturday

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday in Las Vegas, former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto gave a spirited effort against perennial pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, ultimately dropping a unanimous decision loss after 12 rounds.

Fighting inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the second time in his career, you could tell that Berto (30-4, 23 KO’s) was in top physical shape as he attempted to break through Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO’s), even making the contest interesting on a few occasions.

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto Offical Weigh In Coverage from the MGM Grand

Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto face off in Las Vegas (Photo: Senyuiedzorm Adadevoh)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto weighed in ahead of their big matchup tomorrow tonight.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) meet on Saturday night in a SHOWTIME pay per view clash that may serve as Floyd’s last and final bout as a professional.

Virgil Hunter on the parallels between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao ahead of his fighter’s bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

Andre Berto with his trainer Virgil Hunter at the final Mayweather vs. Berto press conference in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

During any notable fight week in Las Vegas, you are sure to hear your share of sound bites from various boxing luminaries as the days pass by.

We are just three days removed from Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto clash and while you can’t exactly sense any animosity coming from either side, there has been plenty of verbiage to take in the past few days out here in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto Face Off at Final Presser in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto facing off in Las Vegas ahead of their fight on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, Sep. 9, Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto came face to face at their final press conference ahead of their pay per view collision on Saturday night.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) faces off with Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) on SHOWTIME pay per view from the MGM Grand and while the fight wasn’t at first greeted by open arms from the boxing public, there is no doubt that several eyes will be fixated on the matchup this weekend given the fact that it may be Floyd’s final appearance in the ring.

PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto make their Grand Arrivals to Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Sep. 8, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and his next foe, former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s), made their official arrivals to Las Vegas ahead of their SHOWTIME pay per view matchup this weekend.

Mayweather and Berto both appear in great spirits as the fight, possibly Mayweather’s last in his illustrious career, draws near.

Andre Berto to wear Rival gloves vs. Floyd Mayweather?

Andre Berto during his 6th round TKO victory over Josesito Lopez earlier this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As the Sep. 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto matchup pushes closer, all indications point towards both men taking the contest extremely seriously ahead of their welterweight title showdown. The matchup is set for SHOWTIME pay per view inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

At the 30-day weigh-in, Mayweather hit the scales at 149.8  pounds while Berto was eight pounds over at 155.

Undefeated prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. helping Andre Berto get ready for Floyd Mayweather

Undefeated Kenneth Sims Jr., right, working with Andre Berto ahead of the latter’s rumored Sep. 12 date vs. Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Team Sims)

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By Chris Robinson

For as many prospects and we have discovered and encountered here at Hustle Boss, I’ve come to find that the ones who make it the furthest in the sport of boxing are the ones who simply keep pushing throughout it all.

Big talk is easy to spit out, but you know you have found something genuine when a prospect can put the tough work before the bravado.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Andre Berto on Canelo vs. Cotto, his September return, Mayweather vs. Maidana II

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Photos from San Antonio: Jesus Soto Karass scores huge win with 12th round TKO over Andre Berto

Jesus Soto Karass upset Andre Berto on Saturday night in San Antonio

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

In an excellent match, Sinaloa, Mexico native Jesus Soto Karass registered perhaps the biggest victory over his career in stopping former world champion Andre Berto in the 12th and final round of their match inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Pressing the action early, Karass was in full control against Berto, who fought bravely in the face of a right shoulder injury that visibly affected him.

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Karass was dropped with a left to the body in the eleventh round but returned the favor to Berto the following frame with a picturesque counter left of his own.

‘I’m a warrior at the end of the day’: Andre Berto following his TKO loss to Jesus Soto Karass

Jesus Soto Karass upset Andre Berto on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Showtime Championship Boxing delivered an action-packed triple header filled with back-and-forth action, knockdowns, and plenty of high drama.

In the evening’s main event, Sinaloa’s Jesus Soto Karass scored a mild upset with a 12th round TKO victory over former welterweight titlist Andre Berto.

It was another disappointing defeat for Berto, who is just 1-3 in his last four fights, dating back to his high-pitched brawl with Victor Ortiz in April of 2011.

Berto appeared to injure his right shoulder around the fourth round, yet he fought on valiantly as the action wore on, electing to utilize his left hand as best he could.

And despite scoring a knockdown in the eleventh round with a left to Karass’ body, Berto himself was floored with a counter left in the final round, as referee  Jon Schorle chose to call a halt to the action.

‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’: Andre Berto vows to be a champion again

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas as he caught up with former welterweight champion Andre Berto and manager Sam Watson. Hear what Berto had to say in this video..