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WHO DO YA LIKE--Berto or Ortiz?

BY The Sweet Science ON April 15, 2011
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WHO DO YA LIKE--Berto or Ortiz?‘East-West Showdown’
Official Weights from MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Andre Berto 145 ½ lbs., Victor Ortiz 146 lbs.

MASHANTUCKET, CT (April 15, 2011) – The official weigh-in for tomorrow (Saturday, Ap4r. 16) night’s “East-West Showdown” card was held today at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  Undefeated WBC Welterweight Champion Andre Berto will defend his title against WBC No. 5-rated Challenger “Vicious” Victor Ortiz live on HBO World Championship Boxing from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

Below find the official weights for each participant:
12 Rounds – WBC Welterweight Championship
Andre Berto (27-0, 21 KOs), Winter Haven, FL 145.5 LBS.
Victor Ortiz (28-2-2, 22 KOs), Ventura, CA 146.0 LBS.

8 Rounds – Welterweights
Thomas Dulorme (10-0, 9 KOs), Carolina, Puerto Rico 144.2 LBS.
Harrison Cuello (20-15-3, 15 KOs), Albany, NY by way of Dominican Republic 143.8 LBS.

8 Rounds – Junior Middleweights
Deandre Latimore (21-3, 17 KOs), Las Vegas, NV 154.6 LBS.
Dennis Sharpe (17-6-3, 4 KOs), Bayonne, NJ 155.8 LBS.

4 Rounds – Super Middleweights
J’Leon Love (5-0, 4 KOs), Dearborn Heights, MI 166.0 LBS
J.C. Peterson (1-10, 0 KOs), Fort Myers, FL by way of Guyana 169.2 LBS.

4 Rounds – Bantamweights
Luis Rosa, Jr. (5-0, 4 KOs), New Haven, CT 124.6 LBS.
Joseliz Cepeda (4-1, 0 KOs), Newark, NJ by way of Dominican Republic 125.0 LBS.

6 Rounds – Female Heavyweights
Sonya Lamonakis (4-0, 1 KO), New York, NY 223.2 LBS.
Gigi Jackson (2-1, 0 KOs), Columbus, OH 285.0 LBS.

6 Rounds – Welterweights
Joseph Elegele (11-0, 9 KOs), Winter Haven, FL 144.6 LBS.
Angel Hernandez (14-9, 11 KOs), Gary, IN 147.2 LBS.

4 Rounds – Junior Welterweights
Jair Ramos (Pro Debut), Waterbury, CT 142.6 LBS.
Ernest Butts, III (0-3), Atlanta, GA 142.6 LBS.

“EAST-WEST SHOWDOWN” FACT SHEET

WHAT:  “East-West Showdown” professional boxing show

WHEN:  Saturday, April 16, 2011

WHERE:  MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

PROMOTER:  “East-West Showdown” is presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions.

BROADCAST:  “East-West Showdown: Berto vs. Ortiz” bout will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing starting at 9:45 PM/ET 6:45 PM/PT. The broadcast kicks off with Amir “King” Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) defending his WBA Super Lightweight World Title against Paul “Dudley” McCloskey (22-0, 12 KOs) from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.

TICKETS:  $350, $200, $125, and $65 and are on sale through the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mgmatfoxwoods.com, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.

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