Let us be candid. In this day and age, there is frequently chatter after such an occasion, when an athlete looks more muscled, or shows herculean stamina, heretofore unseen. There was message board chatter after Berto-Ortiz, and now Berto has magnified it. (Hogan)
UPDATE: A few hours after he implied something wasn't quite right with Victor Ortiz when they fought, maybe just maybe after he got a call from a friendly lawyer, as opposed to an UNFRIENDLY lawyer, Andre Berto backtracked, big-time. On Twitter, he wrote, “Wow why does everyones mind go straight to PEDs. Calm down everyone I was just talkin about Ortiz eating his spinach like popeye lol.” Er, uh, sure bro… “He wanted to be strong on fight night,” Berto wrote. “I know the lil dude at Whole Foods who hooks him up. Good luck in your Iron Man @viciousortiz.”
Another day, another juicy Twitter war taking place in the Twitterspehere. Today, it's Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz mixing it up, in a manner just as hardcore as the display they put on when they tangled on April 16 in Connecticut.
You'll recall there were knockdowns aplenty, and while both men hit the deck, it was Ortiz, a clear underdog, who got the nod, via UD12 (scores were 114-111, 114-112, 115-110). In his welterweight debut, he took Berto's WBC welterweight crown on that night.
Berto responded to a Tweet from one “Twash-Bag,” who wrote, @AndreBerto “did they drug test ortiz? I've never seen him that strong before… Looked like vargas vs de la hoya.”
Berto responded, “Yo this is the main question I get from fans and boxing people. Did they drug test Ortiz? Let me clear the air now!! Your right there is a reason why Ortiz had so much energy, a reason he could take my heavy shots and keep ticking. N there is a reason why he came into the ring 165 pounds. I know people close to him and his camp and I know exactly we he was taking. it wasn't Flintstone vitamins!! But it is what it is I should of beat him anyways but it wasn't me that night. Ortiz wasn't him either lol. Lesson learned time to forget about the past and look forward to the future.
When confronted that he was indulging in a sour grapes session, Berto wrote: “Never bitter never sour Ortiz fought a good fight and got the W. I take my L like a man n come back better Iam lookin forward 2 the rematch.”
For his part, so far, Ortiz has maintained his composure. He replied, “Berto needs to stop I'll have to hurt him again. Me I guess im not too bad for not havin a heart or courage ;)”
Brand new world we live and write in, my friends…