Will Andre Berto Be Fighting For A Title In 2013?

According to various rumors, Richard Schaefer had recently hinted that Andre Berto will be fighting for a world title in 2013.

There must be something that I am missing from the fundamental way that the boxing ranking system as well as entitlement works. After two devastating losses to Ortiz and Guerrero, with a victory over Jan Zavek in-between, what makes Berto a deserving candidate for a title fight?.

I am not trying to display Berto in a negative light, the man is certainly a professional boxer with the skills to win titles and entertain the fans, still, fair is fair, and one needs to fight their way back to the top. I guess it all depends on what title we are talking about. There so many useless and irrelevant titles out there, that it seems that anyone could be fighting for one of them, and Berto could be next. If Schaefer is thinking that Berto deserves to fight with a current dominant champion, than there are two problems there: first is the fact that Berto would be given an unfair out of line opportunity, and the second issue is that Berto would once again end up with a big L on his record.

Maybe Berto needs a new team, a new drive, or simply more tune up fights, but he is clearly not a contender at the very top level at this point in time. Boxing is a forgiving sport when papers are being signed, fights are being negotiated, and press conferences take place. Boxing is a brutal non-forgiving sport when the fighting begins, and it is often we see mismatches leading to very unnecessary physical and emotional damage.

 

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Robert Guerrero: Does A Win Over Berto Show That He Is Ready For Floyd Mayweather Jr. ?

Believe it or not, this is yet another article, or an update to be exact, on Robert Guerrero and his trek to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As we know, Guerrero showed not only heart, but also his ability to take the big punches and give some back. Beating Andre Berto sure means a lot for Guerrero, and it means even more to the sport of boxing. Guerrero showed that he is back, and that he means business, while Berto was suddenly thrown far back in the ranks of boxing, and will not have to fight his way back to the top, which will not longer be a matter of winning one bout.

Of course after the fight, Guerrero wasted no time in calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr., and discussing how he will bean the fighter with the highest ring IQ:

“Now I have shown everyone that I can fight the best. That is why I want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. Many have said that all I want to do is just make some more money by fighting bigger names, but today everyone saw that I mean business and that I truly want to fight the best out there,” stated Guerrero.

“There needs to be an individualized plan against every opponent. We will take our time in learning all that Mayweather Jr., and crate a fight plan. It is impossible to compare Floyd and Berto. Mayweather has excellent defensive skills, and is very mobile. I am not planning on running from him, like many others that only thrown a one-two combination. I am planning on fighting him. You saw that I am not afraid to trade punches and fight. I am not afraid of anything. I feel that I can beat Mayweather Jr.,” continued Robert.

Despite the rumors that Al Haymon entered Guerrero’s locker room after the fight to congratulate him on a job well done, I am not convinced that Mayweather Jr. is truly interested in fighting Guerrero. Or at least I hope not.

First of all, I wish the fighters find a new way of making their case against Mayweather Jr. Saying that they know how to beat Floyd is simply getting old and annoying. Yes, everyone had a plan until it fails, and truthfully, thus far a lot of various intricate plans against Mayweather Jr. have failed miserably. There has to be a completely new approach.

I like Guerrero and always have. I was very excited to see him come back to boxing, and am convinced he is here to stay make a splash. Having said that, his chances of beating Mayweather Jr., based on his previous two fights, are abysmal. This is not because he didn’t do a good job, he actually impressed the entire boxing community with how well he performed, but it’s the competition that he performed well against is what bothers me. Aydin and Berto are so far from what Mayweather Jr. does in the ring, that I feel Guerrero is simply not acknowledging that he would be fighting against a style he has yet to face.

Bad decision on his part, and if Mayweather Jr. decides to make some easy money by taking advantage of Guerrero’s win over Berto as the reason and the motive to accept the challenge, then I feel sorry for you and I.

Guerrero has all the tools needed to beat anyone he wants, but before putting them to work, he needs to learn how to use them.

 

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Hatton vs. Senchenko on Showtime or Guerrero vs. Berto on HBO: Which One Are You Watching?

This coming Saturday we are in for two interesting fights, one via HBO and the other will be shown on Showtime.
Showtime: Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko.
There has been a lot of talk regarding this fight, and it does have its degree of significance due to the potential future that it can deliver. Ricky Hatton, by far the most loved fighter in Britain in recent history, and as many boxing fans say “the pride of the British people,” is coming back to try and make his way back tot he top. Hatton is a tremendous fighter with an aggressive exciting style, as well as a fun personality in and out of he ring. He is good for boxing, and could have done a lot more if only he had avoided Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Two of his biggest losses came in a very aggressive fashion, and being knocked out in such a way can certainly do extensive damage to one’s self esteem and physiological state of mind. While some are afraid that Hatton’s time-off will show itself come fight-night and possibly force him to go into retirement for good, others believe that his current healthy mental state will allow Hatton to be in top shape and perform the way he used to back in the day before his losses. I think that if this is what put’s Ricky’s mind at peace, than this is exactly what he should do. It is never healthy to live with a ‘what if’ in the back of your head, thus feeling and obliging to your mind is crucial to overall contention. If Ricky is able to decisively beat Senchenko, I would imagine Malignaggi would be next. And if he can get past Paulie, well then who known how far he can go.
HBO: Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto.
Talk about time off, here we have another fighter that had to leave the sport of boxing for a long time, and then successively came back to beat Selcuk Aydin: Robert Guerrero  This is an intriguing fight because Guerrero wants to prove that he is a true force in the welterweight division in hopes of possibly securing a fight against the top champions, while Berto needs to steer his name away form all the PED use conversations and get back into fighting for championship belts, and the only way either man can achieve this is by winning the fight in an explosive hard-to-believe fashion; a brutal knockout would do just fine. Guerrero has always been a good guy, and his heart is unquestioned in the ring. He has always put on good performances, but is his body ready to go to war? Berto has spent some time on top as well, but the loss of his perfect record could have done harm to his confidence. At the same time that loss could have added some fuel to the flame, as he knows what it’s like to be on top, and probably wants to get back there as soon as possible.
Both are great fights in their own way, and both have significance in the port of boxing and it’s future. The question is: which fight will you be watching?

 

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Robert Guerrero on Fighting Andre Berto

Robert Guerrero talks about fighting Floyd Mayweather but first Guerrero has to face Berto Nov. 24th in Ontario California in a fight that will air on HBO.

Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto Is On, And Will Be A Good Fight

As most of you have already heard, Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto will face each other on November 27, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Some of you have anticipated that this fight would come next for both fighters, while others argued that this would not be a good fight to make.

I was one of the people calling for this fight to be made, and am happy that now it is finally happening. The reason I believe it to be a good fight because both fighters are coming from a lay off, and both have something they want and need to prove ASAP.

A win would be a big deal for either boxer, and would certainly open up numerous intriguing opportunities for both.

Guerrero is back from his long time off, and after his win over Selcuk Aydin, he instantly began asking for bigger fights. While claiming that he is ready for Floyd Mayweather Jr. is simply premature and naive, a decisive and explosive victory over Berto would skyrocket his stock, and after that who knows, maybe he could contend to get in the ring against one of the top 5.

Same goes for Berto. His loss to Ortiz as well as his recent PEDs drama, a cold cut victory would serve him well. He needs to show that can not only win, but can do it in the same fashion he used to do it before Ortiz. It is never easy to get past all the criticism, but the best more direct way is to come back with a bang.

The benefit of a victory is clear for both fighters, thus I think that we will be in a for a pretty good fight.

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