|03-16-2011, 12:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Andre Berto Speaks: The Victor Ortiz Challenge, Haiti & More
MA: Your upcoming fight with Victor Ortiz. What does Victor bring to the table?
He is a young kid, he is a southpaw, and he is very strong. He has been on the HBO scene and, like I said, he is a strong hungry fighter.
MA: You did a “Face-Off with Max Kellerman.” What was that like?
It was good. You get to see the fighter’s personality. You get to see how a fighter talks behind the scenes. You really do see how they are… your opponents.
MA: Any plans for this fight to do one?
I am not sure right now. There is a lot of negotiating with HBO. I believe if both sides can get it done, I think it would be great… It would be more hype for the fight.
MA: Is it true you had a wrestling background as well?
Yeah, but it’s mainly my brother. I have an older brother, Cleveland. He was a State wrestling champion and National wrestling champion. I have dabbled in it a little bit but mainly football and boxing.
MA: You said that boxing is a sport that does not love you back. Can you expand on that?
It’s a tough sport to deal with. Boxing is a sport that really takes a lot out of you. You can give all your blood, sweat and tears but at the end of the day, it takes a lot of you as a person and it takes a lot out of you physically; but I do love the fans.
You see a lot of guys that give so much to the game. Guys like Terry Norris or Meldrick Taylor…guys like that. The effects of boxing definitely took its toll and now they are kind of a distant memory. That’s what I mean when I say “it’s a sport that doesn’t love you back physically” because it takes so much out of you. It really punishes your body but that’s the sacrifices that we make.
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|03-16-2011, 12:08 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Andre Berto Speaks: The Victor Ortiz Challenge, Haiti & More
fighting other legitimate welter contender will be better for him than fighting quitter ortiz whos a jr welter. if he wanted to up his cards for a chance to fight pac ortiz fight is not advisable.