Photos from Cincinnati of Lucas Matthysse’s second-round knockout of Roberto Ortiz and Andre Berto’s unanimous decision over Steve Upsher on the Adrien Broner-Emmanuel Taylor undercard.
Andre Berto fought for the first time since suffering a 12th-round TKO against Jesus Soto Karass last July, winning a 10-round decision over Steve Upsher on the Adrien Broner-Emmanuel Taylor undercard on Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. The former two-belt welterweight titleholder won by unanimous scores of 99-91.
Fans from around the world share their thoughts on the weekend’s two anticipated flyweight championships, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez and Juan Estrada vs. Giovani Segura, plus the Kiko Martinez-Carl Frampton rematch and Showtime’s tripleheader in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Adrien Broner worked out for his hometown fans in Cincinnati on Wednesday, just three days out from facing Emmanuel Taylor at the US Bank Arena along with Lucas Matthysse, Andre Berto and others.
In an packed edition of Lem’s Latest, Satterfield’s news and notes covers cancer survivor Anthony Dirrell’s title-winning euphoria, Oscar De La Hoya’s Twitter welcome to Roc Nation, Soliman-Taylor, Berto-Upshaw, GGG’s promoter on future showdowns, Marcos Maidana on how “hittable” Floyd Mayweather is, and much more.
Andre Berto announced his return to full-time training from shoulder surgery on Thursday and will end a 13-month ring absence on Sept. 6 as part of a Showtime tripleheader from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto will appear in separate bouts of a tripleheader on Sept. 6 in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati.
Intrepid interviewer Radio Rahim spoke to Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi, Shawn Porter, Andre Berto and Abner Mares after the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight in Las Vegas. B-Hop, Malignaggi and Berto gave their thoughts on the Alvarez-Lara fight and scorecards.
Andre Berto is on the comeback trail. Now that he’s recovered from shoulder surgery, he’s tentatively scheduled to return in July.
During an absence from the ring that followed back-to-back losses, Andre Berto says he was encouraged by RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward and inspired by the memory of Nelson Mandela.
Luis Collazo has put controversial losses and life hardships behind him and renewed his faith in God and family. He believes he has an inspirational performance in store for fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday in his hometown of Brooklyn.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Victor Ortiz will return to the ring for the first time in 19 months against Luis Collazo in a Fox Sports 1-televised battle of left-handed former titleholders.