As people have been asking me how boxing numbers compare to MMA I figured now is a good time to point out that the epic clash between Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz did 1.5 million viewers on HBO this past weekend. A very solid number for premium cable. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
The official poster for Saturday night's WBC welterweight title fight between Andre Berto and Carlos Quintana. Celestino Caballero will face Daud Yordan in the co-feature. HBO will televise.
(Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images) From a DiBella Entertainment release, here is Andre Berto's full statement on his withdrawal from the January 30 bout with Shane Mosley: Since the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday evening, I have been focusing on my family and the Haitian people who are facing an inconceivable battle for survival while still trying to continue to prepare for an opportunity I have dreamt of since childhood. I lost several family members to the earthquake and after two days without word, was relieved to learn that my sister, Naomi and her daughter, Jessica survived, but were left homeless. I have seen the pain in my parents’ eyes as they attempt to understand what has happened to our homeland and recognize a place they once called home. As a result of this disaster, I am mentally and physically exhausted and therefore I have no choice but to withdraw from my bout on January 30. Throughout the past six days, I have received an incredible outpouring of support, and I sincerely appreciate everyone’s prayers for the people of Haiti. I hope that everyone will continue to keep the Haitian people in their thoughts and prayers as we work to rebuild this proud nation. The rebuilding of Haiti is not something that will happen overnight, but I am fully dedicated to helping the Haitian people recover from this catastrophic event.
"If you concede to whatever Mayweather wants, that's giving him an edge. We're bigger than Mayweather. We don't need him. We don't work for him. "So, the way I feel now, we'll go fight Clottey, then we'll fight the winner of Mosley and Berto." -- Freddie Roach, speaking to the Los Angeles Times
"At the end of the day I am going to just be in there fighting and I think this is going to be a real entertaining match up. Me and Mosley are extreme competitors and it is just going to be a good fight for the fans to watch. It is going to be exciting." -- Andre Berto in an interview with BoxingScene.com's Ryan Burton
Shane Mosley and Andre Berto at their Saturday afternoon press conference in Las Vegas. The two meet on January 30. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Andre Berto, hanging with Manny Pacquiao in the dressing room after the Cotto fight. Does this look like a guy who wants any part of Pacquiao? He looks like a little kid in a candy shop, that he's even able to be there. via Berto's twitter
Urango-Berto meet at the opening of the New Yankee Stadium on Thursday. The two will fight on May 30th. More.
Why are all these fight posters set in the future that was imagined in 1993? It's like 1998 came to call in the world of boxing. Anyway here's the Berto-Collazo poster.
WBC welterweight titlist Andre Berto and challenger Steve Forbes trade in their fight tonight in California. Berto won via unanimous decision to retain his title. (Harry How/Getty Images)