With his August 4th victory over Devon Alexander, Andre Berto likely put his name back on the radar of the top fighters in the welterweight division.
In this episode of PBC Jabs, we recap our August 4th FOX show, former welterweight champ Andre Berto checks in after his victory over Devon Alexander, and in case you missed it, there’s a new light heavyweight champion!
On August 4th PBC delivered plenty of boxing action on FOX and FS2. The night began on FS2 with a welterweight bout between former champion Luis Collazo and prospect Bryant Perrella. Collazo dominated the fight and had Perrella hurt in the later rounds. Perrella managed to tough it out and go the distance, but it was Collazo who pulled off the majority decision victory. Then, light heavyweight contender and Staten Island native Marcus Browne faced Dominican Lenin Castillo. Despite a 5th-round knockdown by Castillo, Browne used his speed and jab to control the bout and went on to win by unanimous decision.
The action continued on FOX with a co-main event featuring former middleweight champ Peter Quillin facing top contender J’Leon Love. Quillin delivered a higher output of punches and landed the bigger shots throughout the fight earning himself a decisive UD win. And in the main event, former welterweight world champs Andre Berto and Devon Alexander met in a 12-round bout. Alexander started the fight off strong scoring a third-round knockdown, but as the fight went into the later rounds Berto began his comeback and ultimately pulled out a narrow split decision. And joining us this week to reflect on his fight with Alexander is Berto himself.
In case you missed it, on August 4th, unbeaten light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez scored the biggest win of his career over Sergey Kovalev. Alvarez trailed on all three scorecards heading into the seventh-round, but the Canada-based Colombian knocked Kovalev down three times, resulting in the ref waiving the fight off and Alvarez claiming the WBO’s 175-pound title. Click here to read Alvarez’s reaction to the big win.
That’s all for this episode of PBC Jabs. Thank you for watching and we’ll see you next time as we continue to bring you the best in boxing!