Berto stops Ortiz in rematch between two former nature endorses at the StubHub Center in Carson, California
Andre Berto attained off the storey to demolish Victor Ortiz on Saturday in a welterweight fight between two former macrocosm champions and rematch of their 2011 contest. Berto, who went down in the second round, was able to fight back and knock out Ortiz in the fourth.
With the win, Berto propelled himself back into the category of hopeful with a probable shot forthcoming against world title-holder Danny Garcia, who is also in Al Haymons Premier Boxing Champions stable. With the demolish, Ortiz, 29, will struggle to ever enter the elite stage again.
Berto and Ortiz have had strange outings since their first fulfill five years ago. Back then, the latter are two of the most important point welterweights on countries around the world. Ortiz-Berto I, on 16 April 2011, was a Fight of the Year contender that envisioned each boxer floored twice. Ortiz won that bout in a unanimous decision, marring Bertos unbeaten register.
But Ortiz entered Saturdays rematch having fought exclusively 5 times since then, losing three. On 17 September 2012, he protected the entitle he prevailed from Berto against Floyd Mayweather Jr. After Ortiz head-butted Mayweather in the fourth round out of annoyance, he marched over to rationalize, Mayweather enticement him and knocked him out with a memorable sucker punch. After the Mayweather loss, Ortiz became a boxing non-factor, braving mitt and mouth surgeries and using his time away from the ring to appear on the television appearance Dancing with the Stars and appear in the movies Southpaw and The Expendables 3. He has a practice of blaming the boxing media for his self-inflicted occupation woes.
Meanwhile, Berto only contended six ages, losing three. In 2012, he had a chance to redeem his loss to Ortiz, but before the scheduled rematch are positive for the steroid norandrosterone. Boxing is full of redemption fables if coin can be made from them and eventually Berto was given a chance on the big theatre when Mayweather, who has always claimed to be boxings expres against PED use, hand-picked him for his farewell fighting. Last September, Mayweather predominated Berto in a forgettable, one-sided contest.
Those long and gale roads reconverged on Saturday with Ortiz-Berto II, a contest not for a entitlement but for relevancy.
The fight really picked up in the second round as both men “re coming out” tight, each landing effective dominance perforates. Ortiz, a southpaw, territory a straight left that placed Berto down. He promptly stood up, visibly upset at himself. Afterward he would say he wasnt hurt by the perforate.
By round four, Berto had shaken off the knockdown and was doing an excellent job of cutting off the ring. He made Ortiz down for the first time with a quick combining. Ortiz rose with wobbly legs and Berto went on the two attacks connecting with a number of supremacy pierces. Ortiz could no longer defend himself and went down again, crashing into the ropes.
Once he went down it was over, I knew he was hurt and I exited right after him, enunciated Berto( 31 -4, 24 KOs ). He couldnt take my dominance.
While Ortiz was able to rise before the end of the weigh, referee Jack Reiss asked him if he could continue. Seeming glassy-eyed, Ortiz gazed at Reiss as if he was listening to someone addres an unfamiliar conversation. When he didnt respond Reiss properly stopped the fight.
I discontinued my hand and he caught me, withdrew Ortiz( 31 -6- 2, 24 KOs ), who said he planned on going on vacation. In the first three rounds, Ortiz claimed he had done everything right, and the adjudicators agreed he was prevailing on all three scorecards.
Knockouts were definitely a theme on Saturdays PBC card. In the two most significant undercard opposes, Mexican Jorge Lara( 28 -0- 2, 20 KOs) dropped former three-division macrocosm endorse Fernando Montiel( 54 -6- 2, 39 KOs) to the canvas four times in the first round in a featherweight walkover. Montiel, 37, didnt look like he could avoid any influence punches from his fast-rising opponent, who is 12 years his junior, and responded afterwards he would consider retiring.
In the co-feature, light heavyweight Edwin Rodriguez( 29 -2, 20 KOs) faced Thomas Williams Jr( 19 -2, 13 KOs ). As the second round was winding down Williams gave a quick right and employed Rodriguez on the canvas. He did it to his feet but the reviewer waved it off with one second left in the round. Williams is very likely to get a shot at 175 lb world-wide champ Adonis Stevenson subsequently in the year.
As the crowd of 7,760 wandered out of the StubHub Center, the main hum centered around the futures of Berto and Ortiz. No longer the upper-echelon prizefighters they were the time of their first campaign, whats next for both is ambiguou. Ortiz talked about how crowds love to see him contend, and showed, with a touch of hope, Ortiz-Berto III. Berto, flush with win and redemption, had his brain on Danny Garcia.
For his part Garcia chimed non-committal during a brief cameo at the post-fight press conference.
If its Berto, its Berto, he said.
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