Sunday, October 24, 2010

Andre Berto wants Mosley, Cotto and Pacquiao in 2011

Berto is having another big options for his career. WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (26-0, 20 KO’s) will be making his 5th defense of his World Boxing Council belt on November 27th against Freddy Hernandez (29-1, 20 KO’s) at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Berto, 27, feels confident that he’ll win that fight, and few boxing fans would disagree with Berto. He’s a lot faster than Hernandez and a bigger puncher as well. Berto is already looking beyond the Hernandez fight and has three big named fighters that he wants to take on next year in 2011: Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao. Those are fights that have a decent chance of being put together. One of the reasons why is because Berto’s fights are regularly shown on HBO, and he’s got a lot of fans in the United States to pool from to come and see him fight or at least purchase his fights on pay-per-view, as long as it’s against a popular fighter.

Berto, in an article by Chris Robinson at, says “If all goes well [with his fight against Hernandez next month], like I said, me and Mosley have unfinished business. I would love to take care of early next year. The Cotto fight is another fight people have been talking about for the past two years. And hopefully we can finish the year off by getting Manny Pacquiao.” That would be a huge year for Berto if he was able to get those three fights. The only fighters that Berto would have missed is Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Amir Khan. However, the chances of Berto beating Mosley, Cotto and Pacquiao probably aren’t very good. I can see him beating one, possibly two of them, but not all three. Berto has looked too vulnerable in fights against Steve Forbes, Juan Urango and Luis Collazo.

If Berto is struggling against those fighters, then I really don’t like his changes against even better fighters. As bad as Berto has looked in fights against Forbes and Collazo, I can see Hernandez beating Berto and maybe by knockout. Berto can dish it out but he doesn’t look good in taking shots to the head. He seems to get flustered easily and come apart.

I think Berto would have a good chance of beating Mosley, if Shane looks the same way he did against Sergio Mora recently. Mosley has looked shot in his last two fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mora. Facing a guy like Berto, who would be fighting at home, would make it very tough on Shane to beat.

Dont forget to watch Pacquiao vs Margarito Fight on November 13 to see if Pacquiao fits for this Berto's Classification. See you there.

Source: boxingnews24

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