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Boxing Beat: Andre Berto In Spotlight For Spike TV’s “Premier Boxing Champions”

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Andre Berto will take on Jose Manuel Lopez in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions March 13 on Spike TV from Ontario, California.

Along with Berto-Lopez, Shawn Porter will take on Roberto Garcia. The two have a combined 60 wins and 38 knockouts.

Berto (29-3) is a former two-time welterweight champion who has knocked out 22 of his opponents. He last competed in September, defeating Steve Chambers via decision.

“Fighting on the Premier Boxing Champions series on Spike TV is huge for all of us and for the sport of boxing. This is going to take all of us to a whole different level and give us the chance to become household names,” Berto said. “Fighting on free television is what made guys like Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler huge stars and I’m ready for my chance to do the same. I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my career and you’re going to see a new and rejuvenated Andre Berto on March 13 on Spike TV so make sure to tune in.”

Lopez (33-6) is a former champion in the light welterweight division and has won his last three.

“This is definitely going to be the fight of my life and I’m excited,” Lopez said. “I’m looking forward to all of my local fans being there to witness a great victory. I’m fighting a really good fighter in Berto, but every fighter is dangerous. I know I have to prepare even better than ever. On March 13, I expect a big crowd because I’m fighting so close to home and my fans have been so supportive wherever I fight. I’m confident that I’m going to give the fans in attendance and on television a great performance.”

The card begins at 9 p.m. ET from the Citizens Business Bank Arena.