Originally Posted by Cachibatches
Wawrzyk has been coming on a bit lately, though overshadowed by his countrymen. I find this fight intruiging because Bertino has an increadible amatuer background with an Olympic silver medal, and yet has had a poor time in the pros. Curious if anyone has an oppinion on why he doesn't do better, and if he might show up an make this a fight.
Not sure what to make of Pala. After fighting unneccesarily against Mazakin a second time, he is now taking on Airsch for a second time. A lot of us want to see this guy take off- this is not the way to do it.
Bertino has never been to the Olympics. He has defeated Paolo Vidoz in the pros though. Vidoz won a bronze in Sydney in 2000. Maybe you got it mixed up?
As for Bertinos pro career: There was some hope in the start with him. Won the Danish Championship in his seventh fight against 25-2 Steffen Nielsen, but then ran into a suprising knockout defeat against portuguese journeyman Humberto Evora (On the Kessler-Andrade undercard)
He then won four fights, until Kessler and others left Team Palle. He was then inactive for a year, before going to Russia and meeting then undefeated Maxim Vlasov. A fight he retired with an injured shoulder.
Returning seven months later in january 2010, he fought Paolo Vidoz (Former pro European Champion) in a stern assignment and won a close fight. Could have gone both ways. That was on the undercard of Mads Larsen - Brian Magee. A card put in place by former European champion Hans Henrik Palm and a TV-contract was in place as well, but Mads Larsens defeat meant that it did not continue. Things were apparently dependend on a Larsen victory. Mads Larsen has still not recieved his money from that fight.
Then Bertino got his momentum destroyed yet again, this time by injury. Returned against Journeyman Gabor Farkas in february last year as the only pro fight on a bill in Ballerup near Copenhagen.
Then again a year of inactivtiy till this fight appeared. He is free of his contract with Palle in January, but he really should have got out of that before.