GIF: Jesus Soto Karass stops Andre Berto at Knockout Kings II

Jesus Soto Karass put Andre Berto away in the 12th round last night with a thudding counter left hook. Check out the GIF of the terrific finish from San Antonio.

Former welterweight titlist Andre Berto saw his career pushed into gatekeeper status last night in San Antonio, as he was outfought and stopped by veteran Jesus Soto Karass, a fringe contender at his best, and his best appears to be happening right now.

Berto (28-3, 22 KO) fought hard through a bad shoulder, what looked to be some stamina problems, and his own lousy defense, and he was there looking for the win until the bitter end, which came at 48 seconds of round 12, when a left hook put him down and ended the fight.

Zombie Prophet hooks us up with this GIF of the final blow:

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Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18 KO) deserves all the credit in the world for the way he fought and for earning this victory, but Berto just doesn't look anything like the fighter he was as a prospect. Even if you believe he was always overrated or at least overpushed -- which is a totally fair assessment -- there is just a significant difference in his physical ability at this point. He's not the athlete he used to be, and with his major technical flaws and shoddy defense, that might be too much for him to overcome as he enters his 30s with some rough nights behind him.

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