PBC on Fox Weigh-in Results: Berto, Ortiz On Point

By Mike Sloan Apr 29, 2016
The StubHub Center in Carson, California, has become one of the hottest spots in the Southwest to watch live boxing and the trend will continue Saturday night when Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz will renew an old rivalry via Premier Boxing Champions on Fox.

The action will come live on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. And thankfully for all parties involved, the weigh-ins on Friday afternoon went off without a hitch, greenlighting the entire event.

Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) captured the WBC welterweight title in 2008 and defended it five times before losing it to Ortiz three years later in one of the best fights of the year. Both men hit the deck twice in the fight but Ortiz came out ahead on points. Berto is looking for revenge against the Californian and hopes to get back on the winning track since losing to all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September.

Berto climbed aboard the official scale on Friday and nailed it, officially weighing in at 146.8 pounds for the ballyhooed rematch.

Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) at one point seemed to be on his way out of boxing. He had dropped three in a row, all by stoppage, but after taking nearly a year off, he bounced back with a knockout of Manuel Perez. He followed that up with a stoppage of Gilberto Sanchez Leon and he is looking for another crack at regaining a world title at 147 pounds by toppling Berto.

Ortiz looked equally as fit and ready as his foe and, like the Haitian-American, he came in under the limit: Victor officially weighed 146.8 pounds as well.

PBC on Fox Weigh-ins:

Victor Ortiz (146.8) vs. Andre Berto (146.8)
Edwin Rodriguez (177) vs. Thomas Williams Jr. (176.8)
Fernando Montiel (125.6) vs. Jorge Lara (124.4)

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