HBO Championship Boxing Results
Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz
Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey
April 16, 2011
From the M.E.N. Arena - Manchester, England (Tape delayed)
WBA Super Lightweight Title Bout (12 Rds)
Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) wins a technical decision over Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12 KOs) - Judges scored
the bout 60-54, 60-54, 60-54 for Khan - Khan retains title. In the sixth round, an accidental head butt opened
up a cut above the left eye of McCloskey - The doctor checked the cut and stopped the bout.
From the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods - Mashantucket, Connecticut
WBC Welterweight Title Bout (12 Rds)
Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) wins a unanimous decision over Andre Berto (27-1, 21 KOs) - Judges scored
the bout 115-110, 114-112, 114-111 for Ortiz - Ortiz wins title from Berto.
In the first round, with a little over a minute gone by, Berto got hit with a short clubbing left and went down but
the ref ruled it wasn't a knock down but rather it was a slip as Berto got up complaining he got hit behind the
head (replay showed it should have been ruled a knock down). The bout resumed and with a little over a
minute left in the round, Ortiz landed a right that sent Berto back against the ropes - Ortiz swarmed Berto,
peppering him with punches with the most damage coming from an upper cut until Berto went down (up right
In the second round, with less than 30 seconds left, Ortiz and Berto both threw rights at the same time...only
Berto's landed that sent Ortiz back off balance causing Ortiz's right glove to touch the canvas to regain his
balance - Ortiz received an eight count.
In the sixth round, Berto landed a hard counter right that sent Ortiz down (up at the count of three). The fight
resumed and Berto went on the attack - Ortiz was able to weather the storm and with less than 10 seconds
left in the round, Ortiz landed a counter right hook that sent Berto down - up right away to end the round.
In the 10th round, Ortiz was penalized a point for hitting behind the head.