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Former IBF welterweight world champion Shawn Porter and Former WBC welterweight world champ Andre Berto fight for WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator was officially announced earlier.Porter vs. Berto will be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 22.
The 12-round bout will be a title eliminator for the WBC belt held by newly crowned unified champ Keith "One Time" Thurman.
“The only thing on my mind right now is the WBC title,” Porter said. “That is the only thing on my mind. I turned pro a long time ago, and not long after, I made it a goal of mine to win that WBC title, and I feel that’s about to happen.”I’m not looking past or through you at all, Andre Berto,” Porter said. “I respect you as a man; I respect you as a fighter. We are friends, but like you all saw with me and Keith Thurman, we are friends, too. The night of the fight, it’s all about the business.” said Porter
“My team and I have already been putting in a few weeks at the gym,” Berto said. “We are dialed in; we are focused. I’ve already had the WBC before, and I’m itching, itching to get it back. I already took out the man who took it away from me in my last fight, and I’m looking forward to taking out everybody in front of me.” said 33 year old Berto during his interview with CBS Sports.