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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Berto rises from knockdown, stops Ortiz in Round 4

Victor Ortiz never saw that uppercut coming!

Andre Berto evens the score stopping Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their rematch on PBC on FOX main event at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Berto (31-4, 24 KO) lost a decision during their first fight in 2011.

In the second round, Berto received a crisp left straight that sent him down to the floor. It was a beautifully thrown sort of a jab that landed while he was not in the right footing to absorb the shot. He went down but not hurt, and he got back up on his feet. The knockdown became sort of wake up call for Berto. He then pressed the action in the next round which he won clearly.

In the fourth, a right uppercut from Berto knocked down Ortiz hard. Ortiz got back up, but a familiar Ortiz face after a knockdown showed up. Jack Reiss allowed the fight to continue. Berto rushed in to close the show and down Ortiz once more. This time, after asking a question to Ortiz, Reiss stopped the fight.

The official time of the stoppage: 1:14 in Round 4.

"It's one of those punches I didn't see coming. He caught me with an uppercut. I never saw it coming. He's not a guy who hits soft, you know? He's one heck of a champ for a reason," said Ortiz.

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