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Arum: I Don't Give Victor Ortiz Much of a Chance to Win

By Robert Morales

Earlier this week, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum was asked to handicap next Saturday's big welterweight fight between Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. As he always does, he gave an opinion that suits his needs - in this case, millions upon millions of dollars promoting a fight between his company superstar, Manny Pacquiao, and Mayweather being the opponent in other corner.

"I think Ortiz is a good, young fighter," Arum said. "But he's really inexperienced and in fighting Floyd he's fighting a guy who really knows boxing. So I don't give Ortiz much of a chance to beat Mayweather."

Arum probably is right. But he will be the first one to bellow "Oh, no" if Ortiz wins because he wants Pacquiao-Mayweather.

"They have to come to the table after November," Arum said of Mayweather and his team. "If they come to the table, that's our first choice. But we're not going to chase them."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tjrjr on 09-12-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;11112862]i hope ortiz wins just for the fact that floyd doesnt deserve the payday against pac after going of vaca for these years and letting his fans and the boxing public down while claiming to be the best ever without…

Comment by Paranormal on 09-10-2011

[QUOTE=big_james10;11115652]Dude, did you know that Floyd is making three times as much money to fight Ortiz as Pac is making against Marquez. Did you know that Floyd's guarantee against Mosley was four times what Pac's guarantee was against Mosley and…

Comment by big_james10 on 09-10-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;11112862]i hope ortiz wins just for the fact that floyd doesnt deserve the payday against pac after going of vaca for these years and letting his fans and the boxing public down while claiming to be the best ever without…

Comment by big_james10 on 09-10-2011

[QUOTE=-Genesis-;11112366]I had a dream that Ortiz Controled the first 5 rds even hurting May, but then May took over. I had another dream two months back where Ortiz dropped may in the first rd with one punch. I hope the…

Comment by big_james10 on 09-10-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;11112219]arum knows wifebeater doesn't fight anyone he knows he can't beat...[/QUOTE] Good point. That is why he will be fighting Pacquaio in May 2012.

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