Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz square off once again in a rematch from their 2011 war. The second meeting will take place at the StubHub Center in Southern California, a fitting venue that ignites a certain magical spell almost guaranteeing a brawl on Saturday night. The tripleheader will be broadcasted on free-to-air Fox. Normally a rematch from nearly 5 years ago wouldn’t gander much interest amongst fans. All too often in this scenario, one fighter has slipped too far from grace making the second go around a mismatch. (fourth fight between Marquez vs. Vazquez) Unfortunately a chance does exist that this bout could fit the bill just described due to the unknown that surrounds Victor Ortiz.
Clearly, Victor Ortiz’s career reached a higher level both profile and prestige than Andre Berto’s. Ortiz’s victory over Berto helped springboard Vic to fame and a fight versus the best pound for pound in the game Floyd Mayweather. It also silenced detractors who claimed Ortiz had no heart. Facing adversity in that fight and coming through it the way he did swayed many of fans in his favor. [Continue reading]