Andre Berto to Fight Timothy Bradley or Robert Guerrero in November?

Henry Martin@KFZ001Senior Analyst ISeptember 4, 2012

NEW YORK - APRIL 21:  WBC Welterweight Champion, Andre Berto attends ESPN the Magazine's 7th Annual Pre-Draft Party at Espace on April 21, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for ESPN)
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It's been almost a year since Andre Berto last set foot into the squared ring and fought. His last opponent was former IBF champion Jan Zavec, and Berto won that fight via TKO.

Berto was supposed to have fought Victor Ortiz in a rematch of their epic Fight Of The Year candidate last April, but plans soon fell apart when Berto was caught in a steroid scandal. 

With the Ortiz rematch and scandal now behind him, he's looking to finally come back after more than a year of inactivity.

On Twitter, he was answering fan's questions and revealed that he could be fighting this November.

Andre Berto‏@AndreBerto

RT @phatt_Tony214: @AndreBerto when's your next fight??>> looks like early nov 

Andre Berto‏@AndreBerto

RT @GabeMartinez22: @AndreBerto Who are you fighting?>> cant tell u but will say it might be for another title

Now, he's most definitely going to be fighting in the welterweight division, and there are only two champions that'll be available around that time frame—Robert Guerrero and Timothy Bradley Jr.

Now, I know Guerrero isn't the full WBC champion right now, but Floyd hasn't fought in Welterweight in over a year, and it doesn't look like he's planning to anytime soon. The WBC might actually follow their rules for once and elevate Guerrero to full title status.

Timothy Bradley Jr. will be open for a fight, and Bob Arum has said that he kept November 10, Pacquiao's former fight date, open as a pay-per-view date for another fighter. Had Pacquiao not chosen to fight Marquez or Bradley, they would have faced off then.

There's a strong chance it could be either of the two men. It could be Guerrero because he's in the constant hunt to appease Golden Boy to let him fight Mayweather, or it could be Bradley because he's ready to fight anybody, anywhere.

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