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Andre Berto expresses frustration over slow-rolling Danny Garcia negotiations

Andre Berto says he'll be moving on from a prospective Danny Garcia fight if negotiations don't pick up soon.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Talks to stage a fight between WBC welterweight titlist Danny Garcia and Andre Berto appear to be stuck in the mud - much to the chagrin of Berto. Now Berto tells RingTV that he'll be moving on from those negotiations if things don't start progressing quickly.

"I know they've been working on it to get the Oct. 15 date. Something happened and that it might be getting pushed back. But I'm a point right now — like I told my team, ‘Listen, if you can make it happen, make it happen. But if not, let's keep it moving.' I don't know what Danny has going on. I don't know if they're just dragging their feet on their end because I want to get busy."

Berto was then asked about rumors that Danny Garcia may be considering John Molina Jr. as a possible fall opponent instead (lord have mercy!), to which Berto said he was unaware. But Berto suggests that if Garcia opts to fight Molina instead of him, it's because:

"He wants to take the route that everybody continues to criticize him for."

However things pan out, Berto says that he's not going to be thrown into a fight on short notice, saying he doesn't want to be told he's fighting Garcia at the last minute. But in the meanwhile, I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

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