- Date of Birth:
- September 7, 1983
- 5' 9"
Andre Berto (born Andre Michael Berto on September 7, 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional boxer. Andre grew up in Winter Haven, Florida, one of seven children. After Andre was beaten multiple times by his classmates, his father, MMA fighter, Dieuseul Berto, introduced him to boxing. Andre displayed power and strength as a young boxer. He won a bronze medal in the 2003 World Amateur Championships and was a two-time National Golden Gloves champion, a two-time National PAL champion and a three-time U.S. amateur championship medalist. Andre attempted competed in the 2004 Olympics but lost in the first round. From 2004 to 2006, Andre won 15 professional fights and was named EPSN’s Prospect of the Year in 2006. He captured his first championship, the WBC welterweight title, by defeating Miguel Rodriguez on June 21, 2008. He lost the title in 2011 to Victor Ortiz. Since that loss, Andre went 3-3, with two of his victories resulting from knockouts. In May 2012, Andre tested for a banned substance but it was determined his test was contaminated. On Sept. 12, Andre will face Floyd Mayweather in what may be Floyd’s last match.
Best Known For:
Andre Berto is best known as a professional boxer.
Andre’s parents emigrated from Haiti. Andre pulled out of a 2010 fight to assist with the Haitian earthquake relief effort. In a column for the New York Times, Andre revealed he is often mistaken for the New Orleans Saints star, Reggie Bush.