Former world champions Andre Berto (32-5, 20 KOs) and Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs) will meet in their long-awaited rematch in a ten round fight on the undercard of the David Morrell vs. Sena Agbeko card on December 16th on Showtime at The Armory in Minneapolis.
Guerrero-Berto is a rematch taking place for old time’s sake, as send off to Showtime, as the two met eleven years ago in an action-packed fight that was won by then WBC interim welterweight champion Guerrero by a twelve round unanimous decision in November 2012.
‘The Ghost’ Guerrero dropped Berto twice in the final, putting him down in the first and second rounds. Berto’s eyes were closed by the eleventh round from the punishment he absorbed from the southpaw Guerrero, but he made it through without the fight being stopped.
Berto would obviously like to avenge his loss and go out with a win, even the score in Showtime’s final fight.
Both guys are 40 years old now, and it’s unclear if they’ll be going all out or if they’ll take it easy, treating it as a glorified sparring match like we saw with Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. or the Canelo vs. Gennadiy Golovkin trilogy match.
Guerrero looked pretty good in his last fight in 2021, beating Victor Ortiz by a ten round unanimous decision. He outworked Ortiz on the inside, which is how he defeated Berto in 2012.
Older fans will be appreciative to see Guerrero & Berto mixing it up, as these two were excellent fighters during their day.
Unfortunately, both of their careers went downhill immediately after they fought, so they never got the chance to meet in a rematch until now. Guerrero’s record since his fight with Berto is 6-5, and he hasn’t fought since 2021.
For his part, Berto has been inactive since 2018, and he’s 4-3 since his fight with Guerrero. Guerrero vs. Berto II fight will be the first fight Morrell-Agbeko card, which will be Showtime’s final event for boxing, ending 37 years of coverage.
Guerrero’s best career wins:
Things fell apart for the 5’8″ Guerrero’s career when he moved up to welterweight from super featherweight, as he lacked the power and the size to dominate as he’d done at 126 & 130.
Guerrero made good money in his career, with a fortune estimated at $5 million, according to celebrity net worth.
Berto’s best wins: