The cancellation of the Feb. 11 rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto was officially announced by co-promoter Golden Boy Promotions, which will actively pursue a postponement date for the Showtime event.
Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Victor Ortiz, issued this press release addressing Berto’s unfortunate training injury late Tuesday morning (Pacific Time):
Due to a left biceps injury sustained while training on Monday, January 30, Andre Berto will be unable to compete in his scheduled February 11 SHOWTIME televised bout against Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., forcing a cancellation of the event on that date. All parties involved are actively seeking a possible postponement date for Ortiz vs. Berto II.
“They are going to go and get a second opinion from the Los Angeles Lakers’ team doctor, but I have not heard anything more yet. I just know as we have announced that the fight is off, and we’re going to try to reschedule it. But we can’t really look at any dates unless we know how long Andre’s going to be out for,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
“If it’s not an extended period, then, obviously, the idea is to go straight into the fight. But if not Andre — and again, we are only speculating that he could be out for an extended period — then the idea is that Victor would do a fight in between because Victor is not going to just sit around.”
Information regarding previously purchased tickets being honored for a possible postponement date will be released as it becomes available or, alternatively, ticketholders can contact their place of purchase for refunds.