Andre Berto’s Gameplan Against Victor Ortiz

On April 16, WBC and undefeated star Andre Berto will get in the ring with WBC challenger “Vicious” Victor Ortiz.  The “East-West Showdown” event will take place at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Below are notes from Berto’s  (27-0, 21 KOs) training camp in Winter Haven , Florida.

Training Camp

“This training camp has to be one of my best thus far, simply because I have been staying in shape during my off time with my strength-and-conditioning coach, Cleveland Berto. So, when training camp came around, I got in rhythm within the second week. As the weeks go on, I’m feeling stronger, faster and more conditioned. I am ready to get in the ring.”

Different Preparation for Ortiz

“I always work hard in training camp. He’s a southpaw with power, so we have to prepare and tweak a couple of things to get ready for the fight.”

Typical Berto Training Day

“I work harder and harder as fight night gets closer. We do two-a-days, swim three times a week, run and go to the boxing gym every day.”


“I need to do what I’ve been doing: stay sharp, smart and, of course, be the last man standing.”

Fighting at Foxwoods

“It feels good to be back on the East Coast, closer to where it all started for me. It’s a new venue so this gives two great fighters the opportunity to put it on the map because this fight will be a good one. People will remember who and where it was fought.”