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Arum on Ortiz Upset: We've Got September 15 Alone Now!

By Michael Marley

Minutes after "Vicious" Victor Ortiz informed referee Jack Reiss that he was not able to continue his grueling Los Angeles war against Josesito Lopez, Top Rank president Todd duBoef got a text message from a key figure in the pay-per-view TV industry.

"Mazeltov...problem solved," read the digitial message to duBoef, meaning that Ortiz's upset TKO loss, coming after nine rounds of attrition, had cleared a logjam for Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 15) in which Golden Boy would stage Saul Alvarez vs. Ortiz at the MGM Grand on the same night as Top Rank's planned pay-per-view with Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which takes place a few miles away at the Thomas & Mack Center.

"Yeah, I did it," Arum said late Saturday night...I did it, I paid the guy (Ortiz) millions of dollars to quit in his fight...no, I'm only kidding..."

The head-on collision of pay-per-view attractions, and promoters, seems solved by Ortiz losing to Lopez, the Riverside fighter who was only a substitute foe after ex-champ Andre Berto failed a random drug test.

"I think there's no issue now," Arum said. "They can still go with Canelo on the night, maybe against (Carlos) Quintana or (Austin) Trout but that makes no sense. If it's Trout, he could stink up the joint and even beat Canelo.

"People in the (PPV TV) industry had said they only wanted this if Ortiz won this fight. I guess they could go on Showtime or go on a different date with their fight. CBS has a football game that night. I'd say we've got that night alone now."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12276422]Edgarg.... the Chavez JR, Martenez Fight looking Better all The Time, and GBP, just DEMONSTRATED what Rank Ametuers they are!!![/QUOTE] My appologies to GBP, they put on a great card, last night and often!

Comment by Ringlife on 06-24-2012

I don't like Bob Arum all that much but GBP is forcing the sept 15 date they need to just give up unless they can get Cotto to fight Canelo.

Comment by TheSurgeonMDMPH on 06-24-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;12275855]He's been exposed so much over the years that he has a permanent tan. From Arum's acute comment about paying Ortiz millions, it can be assumed that he is well aware that every blink is closely watched and scooped up…

Comment by Primera on 06-24-2012

Does Arum even care about boxing? It's always just a 1-up game from him. Just die already you old man.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 06-24-2012

They'll find some bum no has ever heard of for some time to replace Ortiz.

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