Yes, that rumored Devon Alexander sv Andre Berto fight is a thing.
No, it won’t take place underneath the Errol Spence Texas homecoming bash against Carlos Ocampo June 16. So, when then?
“We have agreed to fight Andre Berto but the date is not confirmed,” Alexander trainer Kevin Cunningham said. “Our plan is to throw Berto a retirement party and hopefully he’ll invite all his Hollywood celebrity friends to attend. Devon’s preparing to put a beating on ol’ Bert. After this fight he might need a plastic surgeon. Oh shit, I forgot, he’s in Hollywood, he won’t have a problem getting a face lift.”
Some playful but pointed chop-busting from the ex-cop, who also trains Gervonta Davis, Adrien Broner and Robert Easter, and now works camps in Florida.
Berto last gloved up in April 2017, when he got stopped out by Shawn Porter. Alexander is enjoying a second act uptick, after acknowledging a painkiller addiction, and getting off the powerful prescription meds.
Berto is 34, and perception is that his next fight could be his last as he’s more of a .500 fighter at this stage, while the 31-year-old Alexander could be seen as the fresher athlete who has a mileage edge.
Who wins and how, readers?