In a battle of former champions, it was Andre Berto coming out on top over Devon Alexander.
Berto claimed a split decision in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX this past weekend from the NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
“I knew he was going to be quick and I knew he’d come to fight,” Berto said. “I had to get adjusted to his speed a little bit and then I started pressing him. I felt like I was in better shape and quicker to the target than he was.”
The bout saw numerous clashes and tie ups, but as the rounds went on Berto’s relentlessness allowed him to score against a tiring Alexander. Berto had success in the seventh round tagging Alexander on the inside as he began to break through his opponent’s defense.
“We knew that we had enough power to hurt him and I felt like I was doing that early in the fight,” Alexander said. “I slowed down in the middle of the fight, but there’s no excuses. We both came to fight.”
In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Peter Quillin scored a decision vs. J’Leon Love.
“It was very important for me to go up in there and break his spirit,” Quillin said. “I established my will in there, but I’ll wait to judge how I looked until I see the tape.”
Sergey Lipinets topped Erick Bone via decision, Joey Spencer downed Bruce Lutchmedial and Marcus Browne defeated Lenin Castillo in other action.