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Andre Berto Accuses Victor Ortiz of Steroid Use

Berto has maintained that he wasn't at his best that night. Earlier today, Berto took to Twitter and implied Ortiz's fight night weight of 165 for a welterweight bout was a clear indicator of drug abuse.

Andre Berto believes new WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz utilized performance enhancing drugs to defeat him in April.

Ortiz stunned Berto badly in the first round and scored a knockdown. Berto would appear unsteady for the rest of the bout, but came back to score his own knockdown in round six. Ortiz would rebound that same round with another knockdown and go on to take a unanimous decision in a consensus Fight of the Year candidate.

Berto has maintained that he wasn’t at his best that night. Earlier today, Berto took to Twitter and implied Ortiz’s fight night weight of 165 for a welterweight bout was a clear indicator of drug abuse.

“N (sic) there is a reason why he came into the ring 165 pounds,” Berto said. “I know people close to him and his camp and I know exactly what (sic) he was taking.”

Super-middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell supported Berto’s statement by claiming he also knows the performance enhancing drugs Ortiz allegedly took. The full Twitter conversation can be viewed below.

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Andre Berto is dead wrong for this one. Make no mistake, performance enhancing drugs are a big problem in boxing.  But unless you have concrete proof, no fighter’s name or achievements should be smeared publicly. Berto’s Tweets are a clear example of a someone who is psychologically still struggling to accept his first defeat.

4 comments

  1. Let the next lawsuit begin.

    Any room in De La Hoya’s rehab dorm room for Berto? Stupid, foolish comment. Twitter is just killing these guys. And why the hell is Dirrell jumping in there? He better have some evidence.

    1. So true, Frost. People use Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Even in defeat Berto showed a lot of heart and now he’s sullying that performance with this. If he really had some evidence we would’nt have heard about this on Twitter first.

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