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Sunday, May 31, 2009
5/30/09 HBO - ANDRE BERTO WINS 12 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER JUAN URANGO
Round 1: Berto demonstrates his hand speed early in the fight. Urango moves his upper body well and keeps his chin low. Berto fires straight rights. Urango moves forward throwing his right jab.
Round 2: Berto jabs quickly and lands an overhand right to the head. Urango lands a straight left to the head. Berto lands an overhand right. Urango lands a right hook to the head. Berto fires and lands a right uppercut. Berto is seeking an opening to land a straight right. Urango has good upper body movement as he comes forward. Berto is not hitting him cleanly.
Round 3: Berto is very fast, but he is looking to land one punch at a time rather than putting his punches together. Urango went down due to a slip. Berto is flashy; lands one punch and then ties Urango up.
Round 4: Urango plows forward and throws more punches. Berto lands a straight right. Both fighters exchange clean shots on the inside. Urango lands a right hook to the head. Berto fires a straight right followed by a left hook to the head. Urango lands a left to the body.
Round 5: Both fighters land some good punches. Berto lands a left hook to the head. Berto jabs then lands a right uppercut to the head. Urango lands some body shots.
Round 6: Berto jabs quick, but stands flat footed in front of Urango. Urango lands a straight left to the head. Berto lands a straight right, left hook combination to Urango's head. Berto rips a right uppercut as Urango presses forward. Urango lands a right hook to the body.
Round 7: Urango lands a straight left as Berto is in the corner. Berto lands another right uppercut. Urango cannot catch him. Urango charges forward and Berto lands a straight right. Urango fires, but cannot hit Berto.
Round 8: Berto circles and fires his jab. Urango traps Berto in the corner and lands a few punches. Berto lands a left with Urango's back touching the ropes. Urango jabs as he moves forward. Urango lands a right hook.
Round 9: A straight left lands by Urango. Berto is circling too much and not throwing enough punches. Urango fires and lands a straight left to Berto's head. Berto jabs and fires a straight right. The crowd is booing at the end of the round.
Round 10: Berto lands a straight right as Urango is chasing him. Straight left, right hook combination lands by Urango. Urango lands a left to the body. Berto counters with a right to the body. Good exchanging toward the end of the round.
Round 11: Berto flurries and lands a right uppercut. Urango is moving his head less as he comes forward. Berto's hand speed is overwhelming Urango.
Round 12: Berto circles as Urango puts pressure. Urango cannot get close to Berto. Urango lands two right uppercuts on the inside. Urango lands a right hook to the body. Berto lands a left hook to the head. Urango lands a right hook to the body.
Overall Summary: Andre Berto displayed exceptional hand speed, but continues to stand in front of opponents too long. Against opponents with a harder punch, Berto may have a problem in the future. He has good balance and agility, but needs to box more and put his punches together.
Juan Urango never really got close to Berto. When Urango did get close, he did not let his hands go enough. Throughout the fight, Berto seemed a step ahead of him and moved out of harm's way consistently.
Urango has trouble with boxers. The hand speed of Berto made Urango hesistant to throw punches. Berto would land a few clean punches and then clinch with Urango. It will be interesting to see how Berto looks against a puncher who can exchange with him or a skilled boxer. Juan Urango was solid opposition tonight, but it remains to be seen if Berto can put all his skills together to become one of boxing's elite and complete fighters. Berto improves to 25-0, 19 KO's, while Juan Urango drops to 21-2-1, 16 KO's.