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We are now only a matter of days away from the first big fight of the year where undefeated champions Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander will face off in a light welterweight title unification match.
The folks at Gorilla Productions have put together another incredible video package highlighting some of the big fights in store for us in 2011. I’m sure I have said it before, but GP are the very best at this.
HBO Boxing has a pretty good card going tonight. The main event is Sugar Shane Mosely against Ricardo Mayorga. Andre Berto and Steve Forbes are fighting first. Forbes recently lost to Oscar De La Hoya as a tune-up to the De La Hoya and Mayweather II fight that never happened.
Andre Berto vs. Steve Forbes – WBC Welterweight Title fight
Berto’s brother is Edison Berto a MMA fighter for EXC. After being trained by Jeff Mayweather against De La Hoya, it looks like Floyd Sr. is in Forbes’ corner for this fight.
The first round was a bit of a feeling out process until Forbes landed a clean combination, but Berto caught him with an uppercut. Berto looks stronger and quicker, though Forbes outweighs him. Forbes isn’t really letting anything land though.
Forbes is quicker to the punch and has a pretty good round. Berto is cocking that right hand and is looking for spots to unleash it. Forbes is fighting a very smart fight thus far and is surprising Berto.