After two consecutive losses and a shoulder injury that needed a long rehab, the Haitian born Berto had the toughest of roads last year. But after a successful surgery, the 30 year old former WBC and IBF welterweight champion says that he has “learned a lot about himself and the sport” while he was injured and that the “hard injury” that he suffered has “strengthened the different elements of his game.” Berto added that “he can’t wait to put all of that into play on September 6th.”

Triple Header

September 6th is the date when Golden Boy Promotions is setting up a Boxing triple header event that will be headlined by former lightweight champion Adrien Broner. Also fighting in that card is the hard hitting Argentinian junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse. Andre Berto will complete the triple header which will be held at Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. While the opponents of Broner and Matthysse have been already named as Emmanuel Taylor and Roberto Otriz, respectively; Berto is still awaiting the finalization of his foe.

True Warrior

Andre Berto is one of boxing’s true warriors and most exciting fighters. In his last fight against Jesus Soto Karas, Berto tore a tendon in his right shoulder during the second round. But instead of quitting, Berto fought on and aggravated the injury in the action packed bout which saw him getting knocked out in the 12th and final round. That loss was the second consecutive for Berto who was coming off a loss to Robert Guerrero. The 2004 Olympian punched his way to stardom by winning the WBC title in 2008. He captured a second belt when he beat Zan Zaveck in 2011for the IBF title.

Ripped and Ready

Berto has begun training in full force with the legendary trainer Virgil Hunter in Oakland. Berto says that he “has been consistently working” with Hunter since he was cleared for boxing activities early this year. He adds that he has been very happy working with Hunter and that training with Hunter is like “being in a classroom.”

This fight will be his second with Hunter, who is also the trainer of Andre Ward, Amir Khan, Abner Mares and Alfredo Angulo among others. A rejuvenated and strengthened Andre Berto hopes to show everything that he’s learned from his trainer on September 6 and shine once again in the bright lights.

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