Explosive Rematch Set For June 23; Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse Set For Co-Feature
Since the final bell rang on April 16, 2011, boxing fans and the media have been clamoring for the rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto. Originally scheduled for February 11 in Las Vegas, but postponed when Berto sustained an arm injury on January 30, Ortiz vs. Berto II is now set for June 23 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and tickets go on sale today, April 16 at 10 am PT.
Tickets, priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50, are available for purchase online at www.staplescenter.com and www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at STAPLES Center box office beginning Tuesday, April 17.
“Ortiz vs. Berto II: The Rematch,” is the highly anticipated 12-round welterweight rematch of USA Today and Ring Magazine’s 2011 Fight of the Year between former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship which will take place Saturday, June 23 at at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
The co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Sotobattle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round super lightweight fight. The double-header will be telecast live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).