Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CAHBORobert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) vs. Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KOs)Boxing 360 Picks: Fight of the Week. Berto has a history of trouble with southpaws but has a notable win over Carlos Quintana, stopping him in eight rounds following a serious arm injury. Berto carries power late and has more experience at welterweight, winning two titles and fighting his whole career there. The southpaw Guerrero has one fight above 135 pounds and its a win at 147 over limited banger Selcuk Aydin. Is that enough to pull off the upset win? Probably not. Guerrero might be a better boxer but Berto is the better welter. Berto by late stoppage or decision.
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