Fight Night Recap
Andre Berto Vs. Steve Upsher
Andre Berto returned to the ring last night after losing 3 of his last 4 fights, having major shoulder surgery, and taking close to a year off. It’s funny because when Berto was undefeated and super hyped I really didn’t like him (same with Miguel Cotto). I don’t know why. Now, I find myself rooting for him. He’s always in exciting fights. Last night he won unanimously over Upsher (who happened to be Curtis Martin’s cousin. Go Jets!!). Berto looked ok. He looked a lot like a guy who hadn’t fought in a year. He was however on great shape as usual. I’m interested to see who he fights next and how he fares.
Lucas Matthysse Vs. Roberto Ortiz
Now this was a strange fight. I was looking forward to it because it was expected to be a brawl and Matthysse is one of my favorite active fighters.
The first round was a fairly uneventful feeling out type of round. Midway through round 2 Matthysse landed a beutiful body shot. One of those delayed reaction type shots. Ortiz grimaced, stood there a split second, then folded and collapsed.
Referee Benji Esteves stood over Ortiz and began his count. Ortiz regained his composure, watched Esteves count, and clearly got up by the count of 9. At this point Esteves inexplicably waived the fight over. It doesn’t make any sense. Why count? Why not just waive it over immediately? Ortiz was standing and composed at 9. We the fans were robbed of what should have been a very entertaining fight. After the fight Matthysse called out Danny Garcia which I love. I love that the loss to Garcia is eating him up and I’d love to see them do it again.
Andre Berto Vs. Emmanuel Taylor
I continued my 3 fight steak of falling asleep during main events. What I remember is the fight being interesting early on with Broner looking good but not great. Then I remember waking up just in time to see Broner land a sweet right hand that put Taylor on his ass. Broner won a unanimous decision in front of his own crowd and then called out Matthysse in what would be another fight I’d love to see.
*Dan Tutulo bonus recap. (Sort of)
i hope dave wrote a recap cause bill gates sucks.. my laptop kept crashing during the first fight enough to where my wife got on the aol, because i suck at computers , and now i have subscribed to showtime just to watch these fights.. well.. i think berto won, than Mathysse wins by controversial Ko. Adrien Broner v Emanuel Taylor was the fight to see… broner started slow as usual but picked it up later to win the unanimous decision but it was in is home city so what were the chances hed lose without being kod