- April 11th, 2008
Florida’s WBC #1 ranked welterweight contender Andre Berto will face Miguel Rodriguez in an eliminator later this year in Memphis. Berto partook in this 60-second interview which also was previously published in Boxing News magazine of the U.K.
Age started boxing: I started boxing at 10-years-old.
First boxing memory: Winning the national Golden Gloves for the first time. I was 16 – one of the youngest ever to win it.
Inspiration: I mean, just want to set an example, and just wanting to be the best in my division.
Favorite all-time fighter: I probably say Marvin Hagler.
Best fight seen: Tyson-Ruddock I.
Pre-fight meal: Pasta.
What do you do to relax: Chill at the house and watch TV [smiles].
Pre-fight superstition: I don’t really have too many superstitions.
What training do you do between fights (if any): Running, basketball, I like to do a little of everything.
Typical breakfast: Waffles and pancakes [smiles].
Toughest part of being a boxer: Ahhh…the pressure.
Favorite music: Hip-hop.
Last book read: The Tony Dungy book
Favorite film: Ah man, I do not know. Maybe Life.
What car do you drive: Right now a Chrysler 300 (black).
Where do you train: Winter Haven, FL.
Training routine: Intense [laughs]. Running, training in the gym, and a lot of conditioning.
Toughest man you faced: So far probably Cosme Rivera.
What supplements do you take: Don’t take any.
If you weren’t a boxer what would you be: Probably playing football.
Last place you went on holiday: Cancun.
Favorite football team: The Brazilian team. And the (Tampa Bay) Bucs.
Best boxer in the sport today: Floyd Mayweather. (Why?) He’s still undefeated. Well, you know what? Best or most exciting, I think Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer in the game but I think Manny Pacquiao is the most exciting.
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