WBC votes Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto 2012 "Fight of the Year"
Fri, 04 Jan 2013
January 3, 2013 - The WBC board of governors have voted Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero vs. Andre Berto as their 2012 "Fight of the Year". Guerrero, a four-division and six-time world champion, and former two-time world champion Berto, engaged in an all out slugfest for twelve rounds. Berto survived knockdowns by Guerrero in rounds one and two, and showed tremendous heart fighting tough to the final bell.
"First I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," said Guerrero. "Anytime you're recognized by the WBC in a fight of the year candidate, the fans are the ones that benefit. When fighters step in the ring we put our lives on the line and it's rewarding to be recognized for doing so. Next I want to show gratitude toward the WBC governing board and special thanks to José and Mauricio Sulaimán for selecting Guerrero vs. Berto as their "Fight of the Year" in 2012. In addition, I'm very grateful to Ruben Guerrero, Bob Santos and Luis Decubas Jr."
"I also want to show appreciation to Andre Berto for being a true warrior, because without his courage and heart, we wouldn't have had the epic showdown that people are still talking about today. Lastly I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions and HBO for airing this fight to all the fans around the world. I'm looking forward to a great 2013."
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