Andre Berto rallies for fourth-round TKO of Victor Ortiz to avenge 2011 loss

Berto quits Ortiz in rematch between two former globe champions at the StubHub Facility in Carson, California

Andre Berto came off the flooring to getting rid of Victor Ortiz on Saturday in a welterweight battle in between two former world champs and a rematch of their 2011 bout. Berto, who went down in the second round, was able to fight back and also knock senseless Ortiz in the 4th.

With the victory, Berto thrust himself back into the classification of contender with a likely shot upcoming against globe title-holder Danny Garcia, who is also in Al Haymons Premier Boxing Champions secure. With the loss, Ortiz, 29, will battle to ever before get in the elite level again.

Berto as well as Ortiz have had unusual quests since their very first meeting 5 years ago. At that time, they were two of the most vital welterweights in the world. Ortiz-Berto I, on 16 April 2011, was a Battle of the Year challenger that saw each boxer floored twice. Ortiz won that bout in a consentaneous choice, marring Bertos unbeaten record.

Yet Ortiz went into Saturdays rematch having battled only five times ever since, shedding 3. On 17 September 2012, he safeguarded the title he won from Berto versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. After Ortiz head-butted Mayweather in the 4th round out of aggravation, he walked over to say sorry, Mayweather baited him and also knocked him out with a memorable fool punch. After the Mayweather loss, Ortiz came to be a boxing non-factor, withstanding hand and mandible surgical treatments as well as utilizing his time away from the ring to appear on the television program Dancing with the Stars as well as appear in the motion pictures Southpaw and also The Expendables 3. He has a practice of criticizing the boxing media for his self-inflicted profession concerns.

On the other hand, Berto only combated 6 times, shedding three. In 2012, he had a chance to redeem his loss to Ortiz, however before the arranged rematch checked positive for the steroid norandrosterone. Boxing teems with redemption tales if cash could be made from them and eventually Berto was given a chance on the big stage when Mayweather, that has constantly asserted to be boxings voice versus PED use,