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.
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