Andre Berto is a professional boxer from the United States of America. He is also a nationality of Haitian. Berto is a two-time welterweight world champion and has won the bronze medal for the U.S. at the 2003 World Championships. He has also represented Haiti at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Andre Berto in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Andre Berto was born on September 7, 1983, in Winter Haven, Florida to a Haitian immigrant family. He has six siblings, and most of them are involved in combat sports. His brother James and sister Revelina are professionally trained MMA (mixed martial artists). His father is a retired kickboxer who participated at UFC 10. Berto was introduced to boxing by his father after being bullied multiple times by his classmates. He took up boxing to stay out of any trouble while growing up in a rough community.
Andre Berto has managed to keep his personal life private but was a rumor that he was dating Kia Hampton who was Miss Kentucky USA in 2011.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Andre Berto started boxing at a very young age. As an amateur boxer, he won many boxing championships including the 2003 World championships. He is also a three-time U.S. amateur championship medalist and a two-time National PAL champion.
Berto started his professional boxing career in the year 2004 after defeating Michael Robinson in his first match.
In February 2007, he defeated Norberto Bravo by first-round technical knockout.
In 2008, he got his first shot at the World Championship after fighting Miguel Angel Rodriguez for the 147-pound title. Berto defended his title for the first time in September 2008 after defeating Steve Forbes. In January 2009, he made the second title defense against the former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo. Some other boxers with whom Berto defended his title are Juan Urango and Freddy Hernandez.
In September 2011, he faced Dejan Zavec for the IBF welterweight champion. Berto’s first career loss was against Victor Ortiz in the year 2011. The match between them was awarded the Fight of the Year Award by The Ring magazine. From 2012 to 2016 he lost three matches, but he bounced back in 2016 after winning the rematch with Ortiz.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Andre Berto has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. This huge net worth is the result of his successful boxing career. Throughout his professional boxing career, he has participated in a total of 36 matches. He won 31 of them in which 24 of them whereby knockout and has lost only five matches. He has also endorsed various brands which also helps in increasing his net worth.
Andre Berto is one of the most renowned professional boxers in the world. He is known for his fast hand speed and formidable punching power. In 2011, when he was at the peak of his career, he was ranked as the world’s third best welterweight behind Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao.