Berto mulling his options
Andre Berto had a fight with Shane Mosley but had to pull out after the earthquake in Haiti, the homeland of his parents. He in theory was a possible opponent for Manny Pacquiao but was passed over for Mosley.
Where does that leave him?
The talented welterweight titleholder has opened talks to fight either the winner of the Mike Jones-Jesus Soto Karass rematch on Feb. 19 or face Luis Collazo in a rematch of their thriller in 2009.
Another possibility is junior middleweight Kermit Cintron, who has said he would be willing to move down to 147 to face Berto. Both Berto and Cintron are promoted by Lou DiBella.
“He’s at a point where he just wants a big fight. And there aren’t a lot of alternatives,” DiBella said of Berto.
Berto is coming off a first-round knockout of Freddy Hernandez in November.