Andre Berto cannot make this gesture anymore because he is rumored to have a ruptured bicep. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Gabriel Montoya and Steve Kim of Max Boxing are tweeting that Andre Berto suffered a ruptured bicep. Andre Berto is currently undergoing surgery to fix the tear. It should go without saying that the Februray bout between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto is off.
This isn't good news for fight fans because this fight promised to be an all-action affair with both fighters looking for the KO from the opening bell. I couldn't see this fight being any worse than last year's fight, and that was one of the fight-of-the-year candidates.
Of course we now must shift our attentions to who Victor Ortiz is going to face for his next fight. The fight that makes the most sense is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather on Cinco de Mayo. Ortiz comes from Mexican decent, and he is a Golden Boy fighter that could be fairly cheap for Floyd. He would need to give Ortiz $2 million, but not much more than that and this is a key point. I bet Ortiz would be cheaper than Saul Canelo Alvarez and that is why Ortiz becomes a likely opponent for Floyd.