“I’ve been off for a while but it felt good in there,” Berto said after the fight. “I felt like I was in better shape and quicker to the target than he was. He was pulling back a lot of his punches, so I stepped in for my combinations and made him pay. I knew he was going to be quick, and I knew he’d come to fight. I just had to get adjusted to his speed a little bit, and then I started pressing him. This is a tremendous feeling, and I’m looking forward to getting in there and doing it again.”
While Berto wasn’t sure who he’d fight next, he made it clear he wants to continue securing his financial future. It’s refreshing to hear a boxer setting that goal when so many athletes squander their earnings, ending their careers in financial ruin. Berto is a role model for young Haitians: he is family-oriented, has no “baby mama” drama, is no show-off, and stays out of trouble.
In another semi-crossroads bout the same night at the Coliseum, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (33-1-1, 23 KOs) went up against J’Leon Love. Quillin has battled mental health issues, stating he was suicidal after being knocked out and losing his title in a 2015 match against Daniel Jacobs.
Source: Haiti Liberte