Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/30/16
Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto
Boxing: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Andre Berto -125 / Victor Ortiz +105 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz have their rematch late Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
Andre Berto enters this fight with a 30-4 record that includes 23 knockouts. Berto has split his last eight fights and is coming off a September loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Berto was able to get his paycheck in his last bout in a fight he probably didn’t deserve, and now it’s time for him to prove he hasn’t fallen off as he approaches 33 years old. Berto is in subpar form to say the least and needs a victory here to kind of get back on track. Berto is a solid offensive fighter with vicious uppercuts and counters. Berto also has a quick and powerful jab that when it’s on, he looks like a completely different boxer than he has recently. However, Berto is an accident waiting to happen defensively, and he could taste the canvas if he’s not careful against this knockout artist. This will be Berto’s sixth fight in California.
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Victor Ortiz enters this fight with a 31-5-2 record that includes 24 knockouts. Ortiz has split his last eight fights and is coming off a December win over Gilberto Sanchez Leon. Ortiz doesn’t need much of an introduction considering he’s proven himself on the big stage of the sport against other quality boxers. However, we haven’t seen great form Ortiz in a while despite him winning his last two fights by knockout. Ortiz has been hot or cold since the last bout with Berto, but we know just how skilled he is when he’s focused and at the top of his game. The concern with Ortiz is that this will be just his second fight since 2015 due to spending time on his acting career, and you have to wonder just how ready he is for a quality boxer given his past form. This will be Ortiz’s 11th fight in California.
Ortiz won the last bout against Betro by unanimous decision back in 2011, and I expect him to win this fight as well. I’m just not a huge believer in Berto overall and his lack of defense scares the hell out of me. Ortiz is the more polished boxer offensively and defensively, and he’s had more than enough time to prepare for this fight, so he should also be the fresher fighter between the two.
This should be an entertaining fight, but I don’t see the result being much different.