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Berto to have surgery on right shoulder
Two-time welterweight titlewinner Ande Beto, who had surgery on his left biceps last year, will undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday.
Former two-time welterweight beltholder Andre Berto will undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right arm that was suffered during last month's 12th-round stoppage loss to Jesus Soto Karass, the fighter's publicist announced on Monday.
Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18 knockouts) rose from an 11th-round knockdown to drop and finish Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) in the 12th, scoring the first-ever knockout of a man whose other losses were by unanimous decision to Victor Ortiz and Robert Guerrero.
"I threw a punch in the second round, and when Soto Karass blocked it, my right upper arm connected with his and it felt like fire shot through my arm. I had no power at all in that right arm and couldn't hold it up to defend myself," said Berto, whose surgery is set to repair the main supporting tendon of the rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
The operation will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who was involved with the surgery that repaired Berto's ruptured left biceps in February of 2012.
Berto was advised to wait a week in order to allow the extensive swelling to resolve before undergoing an MRI to determine the extent of his injury.
"Surgery is obviously never something that anyone wants to deal with, but adversity is nothing new to me. I know that Dr. ElAttrache is one of the best in the business so I am in good hands," said Berto.
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