• By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos by Dulce

Berto KO's Ortiz in 4 Evens the Score


Former welterweight world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre “The Beast” Berto renewed their rivalry Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California on the PBC on FOX main event. The two faced each other since their first encounter, five years ago as they started off where they left off.

Fighting at close quarters an accidental clash of heads in the opening round caused a cut on Ortiz's forehead. Bleeding from his cut Ortiz dropped Berto in round two with a straight left. The tables turned in round four as Berto dropped Ortiz twice, Ortiz was up but did not respond to referee Jerry Reiss as he waived at 1:14 of the fourth.

(Photo by Dulce Aguayo)

Andre Berto improves to 31-4, 23 KO’s. Victor Ortiz goes to 32-6-2, 24 KO’s.

Light heavyweights Dominican Republic ’s Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. of Washington , D.C. clashed. Williams staggered Rodriguez in the opening round as Rodriguez opened himself to some power shots. Slugging it out in round two both traded away but a left hook by Williams did it as Rodriguez went down and as he got up but referee Wayne Hedgepeth waived the bout at 2:59.

Thomas Williams Jr. improves to 20-1, 14 KO’s as Edwin Rodriguez goes to 28-2, 19 KO’s.

Opening up the PBC on FOX telecast Mexican featherweight Jorge Lara of Guadalajara, Mexico disposed former world champion Fernando Montiel of Los Mochis, Sinaloa in one round. A right left by Lara sent Montiel to the canvas as he got up, Lara continued his attack as Montiel was down a seond time.The former world champion was down for a third time from a left by Lara but a huge right hand by Lara did it as Montiel was out cold referee Ray Corona immediately stopped the fight at :37 of the first round.

Jorge Lara gets one step closer to a title shot as he stays undefeated at 28-0-2, 20 KO’s. Fernando Montiel goes to 54-5-2, 39 KO’s.

Other Bouts

2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha of Cleveland stopped Mexico’s Orlando Lora after seven rounds. Lara did not come out of his corner as Gausha annihilated for the entire fight.

Terrell Gausha improves to 18-0, 8 KO’s. Orlando Lora goes to 30-7-2, 19 KO’s.

In a scheduled ten round heavyweight bout San Jose’s Gerald Washington won a lackluster unanimous decision over former world title challenger Eddie Chambers of Philadelphia.The judges scored the bout 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73.

Gerald Washington passes his biggest test to date improving to 17-0-1, 11 KO’s. Eddie Chambers goes to 42-5, 23 KO’s.

Light heavyweight David Benavidez of Phoenix scored a second round knockout over Phillip Jackson of New York in a scheduled eight round bout.A right, left combination by Benavidez dropped Jackson as the referee Zachary Young immediately waived the bout at 2:07 of round two.

David Benavidez stays undefeated as a prospect as goes to 14-0, 12 KO’s. Phillip Jackson goes to 16-3, 15 KO’s.

Undefeated super featherweight Manny Robles Jr. won a unanimous decision over Eduardo Rafael Reyes in a scheduled rounder.

Manny Robles Jr. stays perfect at 10-0, 4 KO’s. Eduardo Reyes goes to 6-7, 5 KO’s.

Adan Mares, the brother of former world champion Abner Mares, and Jesus Aguinaga went the distance in a scheduled six round lightweight bout as the battled it out to a draw. All three judges scored the bout 57-57.

Adan Mares goes to 14-1-3, 3 KO’s as he improves his record. Jesus Aguinaga goes to 4-3-1.

Super lightweights Luis Bello of Michoacan, Mexico scored a knockout over Darryol Humphrey in a scheduled six round bout.

Los Angeles’s welterweight prospect Anthony Flores won a unanimous decision over Brian Jones of Clarksville, Texas in a scheduled six rounder.

Anthony Flores stays undefeated as he now stands at 11-0, 6 KO’s. Brian Jones goes to 12-5, 6 KO’s.

Lightweight Dardan Zenunaj _ Naciff Castillo of Mexico in a scheduled six round bout.

Darda Zenunaj improves to 12-1, 9 KO’s. Naciff Castillo goes to 17-7-2, 5 KO’s.

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