Former world champion Andre Berto returns to the ring on September 6. He will open the three-fight Showtime Championship Boxing in US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio. Former undefeated Adrien Broner will headline the triple header.
Andre Berto (28-3, 23 KO’s) will return to the ring and will be up against unknown Steve Upsher Chambers (24-3-1, 6 KO’s) of Philadelphia for a 10-round welterweight bout.
This will be Berto’s comeback fight since losing to Jesus Soto Karass in July 2013. Berto lost to Karass in a very entertaining fight. Berto chose to stand his ground taking power shot after power shot from the heavy handed Mexican. He was hurt several times. But landed also his own power uppercuts that hurt Karass. He even dropped Karass with a left uppercut to the body in the 11th round.
However, in the final round, Karass landed a beautiful counter left hook that sent Berto down. Berto was able to got up and beat the count. But the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight.
After that, Berto didn’t fight the remainder of 2013. He will return on September 6 after more than one year in the sideline. And after recovering also from a shoulder surgery. Berto’s comeback fight will determine how much he has in the tank. Berto is always an entertaining fighter and one of my favorite.