Saturday, April 10, 2010

SPORTS:Haitian-American Berto Wins By 8th Round KO In Fierce Battle with Quintana

Straight jab thrown by Andre Berto that caused the referee to call the fight in the 8th round

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Haitian-American Andre Berto stopped Carlos Quintana in the eighth round Saturday night to retain his WBC welterweight championship at the BankAtlantic Center.

Berto (26-0) did heavy damage from the third round through the eighth. He finally felled Quintana, a former WBO champion, with a succession of hard rights before referee Tommy Kimmons stopped the bout at the 2:16 mark.

Quintana (27-3) had Berto looking tentative in the first two rounds.

But Berto came alive in the third round and began landing combinations for the duration of the fight. He had Quintana against the ropes in the third round. In the fifth round, he rocked Quintana again, this time with a straight right.

Berto landed a couple big rights in the sixth and seventh rounds.

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Source: USAToday

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