Breakdown: Andre Berto Vs. Carlos Quitana

Michael ManiscalcoContributor IApril 5, 2010

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Andre Berto (L) knocks Steve Forbes to the rope during the first round of their WBC welterweight title bout at the Home Depot Center on September 27, 2008 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Andre Berto was forced to drop out of the biggest fight of his young career against Shane Mosley in January. Mosley has now moved on and is anticipating a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.  Berto comes back to his hometown to fight on HBO World Championship Boxing as he takes on former WBO Welterweight Champion Carlos Quintana at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. This looks to be somewhat of a tune up fight for Berto has he prepares for a big money fight against one of the best welterweights in the world. 


Andre Berto is undefeated in his six year career and has defeated the likes of Juan Urango, Luis Collazo, Steve Forbes,  and David Estrada. One of his problems is the lack of being able to knockout his big name fighters, he won the belt with a TKO over Miguel Rodriguez, but in his three title defenses he has yet to knockout his opponent. Quintana has been knocked out in two of his most notable fights against Paul Williams and Miguel Cotto. This could be a bout set up for a Berto knockout, and to get his name out there to the viewers before taking on a Pay-Per View slot. 


Berto should not have much of an issue in this fight seeing that it is the weakest opponent he has had to face since Steve Forbes, who was better ranked at the the time he fought Berto than Quintana is.  Expect a nice coming out party for the young Andre Berto on Saturday night as he will finally get the TKO victory he has been looking for in one of the late rounds, and he will then move on to take on possibly a returning Antonio Margarito.