Originally Posted by gyll
Give the dude some credit. Berto has never been in a boring fight. He's either going to KO his opponent or go down but not without putting up a fight. At this point I don't think anyone wants to be like Broner. It's a case of young guys looking up to Floyd (or J. Toney). Even Canelo used the philly shell/shoulder roll briefly. To a certain degree Richard Abril has it in his game. The shoulder roll does not work like magic but it's still a good example for any fighter as Kellerman has pointed out several times on HBO.
i honestly dont think he would have attempted to do the shoulder roll if he didn't see how much success Broner has had using it.
and that's my point, he wasn't being himself. if he would have been the explosive, no defense having berto that we all know he probably would have done better.