GUERRERO DROPS BERTO TWICE, RETAINS WBC WELTERWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Sun, 25 Nov 2012
In another one of the truly exciting slugfests that make boxing worth watching, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero dropped former champion Andre Berto twice before going on to win a unanimous twelve round decision at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Guerrero, showing amazing power at 147 pounds dropped Berto in both the first and second rounds but Berto fought back furiously in a fight that was nothing short of a war.
Berto himself caught Guerrero with uppercuts and clubbing right hands but Guerrero refused to back off.
In a ferocious twelfth round both fighters went toe-to-toe with Guerrero finishing strongly and staggering Berto.
With the crowd on its feet yelling, the referee didn’t hear the bell ending the final round and a ringside official had to rush into the ring to stop the fight.
All three judges Max DeLuca, Julie Lederman and Alejandro Rochin had Guerrero the winner by an identical 116-110 margin.
Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza told the Manila Standard it was “another classic fight which reminded me of Brian Viloria’s TKO win over Hernan 'Tyson' Marquez” in their flyweight unification title fight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Ariza said these are the kind of fights that fans want to see and keep boxing alive.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|DELA TORRE RETURNS TO THE RING AGAINST FRANK TRADER WHO LAST FOUGHT TWO YEARS AGO|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 13 Oct 2016BORNEA TWINS OF THE PHILIPPINES SIGNS WITH SANMAN PROMOTIONS
By , Thu, 13 Oct 2016SABILLO BATTLES RYUYA YAMANAKA FOR OPBF MINIMUM WEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 12 Oct 2016CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM OUT OF COMPETITION RANDOM TESTING BEGINS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 12 Oct 2016MUHAMMAD WASEEM TRAINING HARD UNDER JEFF MAYWEATHER FOR TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST MAGRAMO
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016BRANDYN LYNCH WINS HIS PRO DEBUT BY TKO IN TEXAS
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016MGM Resorts’ Odds-maker Jay Rood Weighs in on Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward ‘Pound For Pound’
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016Melson to headline November 19 at Foxwoods Casino
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016Jay Glazer -- Blackball Greg Hardy from MMA ... No Tolerance for Women Beaters (VIDEO UPDATE)
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016UFC's Stipe Miocic -- Rooting for Greg Hardy ... But I'd Whoop That Ass (VIDEO)
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016MARQUEZ AIMS RETIREMENT FIGHT: PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ 5?
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 12 Oct 2016"THE HAMMER" DELA TORRE MAKES U.S. RING RETURN NOVEMBER 11
By , Wed, 12 Oct 2016NEXT THURSDAY! Oscar Valdez & Jessie Magdaleno Media Workouts - 11:30 A.M. PT
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016Oliveira Jr. faces another tough test as he continues to step out from the shadow of legendary father
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016MELINDO- SAKKREERIN IBF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ARE OUT
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016BABY ISRAEL STEALS SHOW DURING DAD MANNY'S TRAINING
By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 11 Oct 2016WBO To Tyson Fury -- Why Shouldn't We Take Your Belt? ... Ya Got 10 Days To Explain
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016Felix Jr. headlines this Friday Night
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016"Cancun Boxing" September 24 replay featuring Mexican KO artist Jhonny Gonzalez to air this Wednesday at 10 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016NBA -- Commissioner Silver confident of labor peace
By Richie de la Peña, Tue, 11 Oct 2016ESTRADA SAYS HE INJURED HIS RIGHT HAND AGAIN IN TABUGON FIGHT
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 11 Oct 2016Sampson Boxing Signs Argentina's Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo to a Promotional Agreement
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016Houston's Historic George Foreman Youth and Community Center to Host 2016 Gulf Boxing Association Regional Championships
By , Tue, 11 Oct 2016WNBA Finals - - - Beard's buzzer-beater lifts Sparks over Lynx in Game 1
By Daniel Quindao Guden, Tue, 11 Oct 2016