Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ortiz will be victim No. 42

Undefeated pound for pound Floyd Mayweather, currently preparing for his September 17th bout with WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is confident that he can defeat Victor Ortiz on September 17, despite having been away from boxing for 16 months. For WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, winning has come with hard work and knowing what losing really feels like. For
his next fight he’ll try to defeat someone who has never lost and someone who is considered one of the top two pound-for-pound fighters in the world: Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.

“I commend him (Ortiz) for accepting the fight,” Mayweather said. “But on September 17, Ortiz is just going to be another casualty, the 42nd one who tried and failed.”

Mayweather is undefeated through 41 fights. According to, Mayweather also subtly criticized pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and British boxing sensation Amir Khan by claiming that Ortiz is the best fighter for him to take.

“I am ready to return to the ring and give my fans a fantastic night of boxing by fighting the best out there,” Mayweather said. He added that Ortiz, who is currently the WBC welterweight champion, is an “extremely talented fighter” with “amazing skills and heart.”

Ortiz took the title by a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Andre Berto (27-1, 21 KOs), who went down in the first and sixth rounds of a fight-of-the-year candidate. Ortiz was knocked down in the second and sixth rounds. Who do you think will win this fight? Will let's all find out and watch Mayweather vs Ortiz on September 17 on HBO PPV.

Mayweather vs Ortiz