The welterweight showdown between Andre Berto (27-0, 21 knockouts) and Victor Ortiz (28-2-2, 22 KOs) has been booked at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., according to promoter Lou DiBella.
The bout will be part of an HBO-televised split-site doubleheader that will feature a junior welterweight clash between Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) and European title holder Paul McCloskey (22-0, 12 KOs) from MEN Arena in Manchester, England, a fight that will be shown on tape delay in the U.S.
Berto will be defending his WBC title. Khan holds the WBA belt.
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