A Haitian American professional boxing player Andre Berto is a two times welter weight World Champion as well as the current WBA welter weight Interim Champion. As an amateur, Berto was the winner of the bronze medal in 2003 World Amateur Championships.
He is also the two times National Golden Glo0ves champion, two times National PAL Champion, three times U.S. Amateur Championship medalist as well as he has also won 22 State titled in the Florida. He was an odd on favorite to breeze through 2004 Olympic Trials as well as qualify as the member of US Olympic Boxing Squad.
Those dreams of him were dashed in opening round of trials when he was disqualified for throwing Juan McPherson to canvas.
From December of the year 2004 till October of 2006, Andre won the 15 fights with 13 coming by the way of knockout. On 12th December of 2006, at Alltel Arena in the North Little Rock, Arkansas, Andre stepped up in the competition as well as fought Miguel Figueroa.
He was named as ESPN.com’s 2006 Prospect of The year. The following year on 27th July, at City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, he fought Cosme Rivera. It was on 21th June of 2008 when Berto captured a vacant WBC welter weight title by beating Miguel Rodriguez in seventh round by the technical knockout at FedEx Form in Memphis, Tennessee.
Prior to that, he also wrote a column for The New York Times in March of the year 2010. He described some of his efforts for the Project Medishare in Haiti after earthquake as well as relating that Andre is frequently mistaken for an American football star Reggie Bush.
A native of Winter Haven, Florida, United States, Andre Berto came into this world on 7th September of the year 1983 which has now made him at the age of 32. Although he is known by the name Andre Berto, as a child, he was named as Andre Michael Berto. In addition to that, he has also been nick named as The Beast. He was born as one of the seven children to his parents.
He was introduced to the boxing by his father after getting beaten for multiple times by his classmates. For Andre, boxing became the solace to stay out of the trouble. His brother named James Edson Berto is also a professional mixed martial artist. Andre is often called as Mike which is his middle name.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Andre is a good example of “talk, dark and handsome guy”. He is a tall guy with the height of 5 feet and 9 inches. As he was born in the month of September, his zodiac sign is Virgo. In addition to that, Berto is also known as an advocate for the Haitian relief efforts. He emigrated from the Haiti in 1980 along with his family.
It is still not known that whether Berto has any girlfriend or dating anyone. But, he was once linked to Kia Hampton who is a former Miss Kentucky USA in 2011 but there has not been found any confirmed news yet. Besides that, he can also be connected through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.