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Corley: Mayweather is No Berto, Ortiz Will Find Out

By Michael Marley

You could say that quick, fast and in a hurry -- as soon as you can say “Chop Chop” -- that Vicious Victor Ortiz will realize come Sept. 17 that he’s stepped into the highest stratosphere of ring talent against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Corley, a sagging veteran of 358 professional rounds over 55 fights and loser of six of his last seven bouts, is in New York as cannon fodder for blazing Boricua Banger, hot 11-0 (10 KOs) prospect Thomas Dulorme on Lou Dibella’s show Friday night at Roseland Ballroom.

I thought it might be a “Capitol idea” to ask the 37 year old veteran and former WBO 140 pound champ, stout-hearted survivor of bouts against Mayweather, Zab Judah, Miguel Cotto, “Mad Bomber” Randall Bailey (who he beat), Marcos Maidana and Walter Matthysse, what he makes of the 34 year old Mayweather’s seemingly impulsive decision to fight the 25 year old Ortiz.

“Floyd is no Berto and Ortiz is going to find that out,” Corley said. “It’s a whole different thing, in terms of speed and skills, between Berto and Floyd. You can’t hit what you can’t see.

“I guess Floyd had to take someone HBO wanted to get the kind of money he demands from them. HBO thinks it will be rough fight like Ortiz and Berto was. I don’t think, despite being off 16 months, that Floyd will be rusty. He is always in the gym, that’s just his nature.”

While Ortiz may be jumping off a cliff into a canyon, word around boxing is that he may earn about $2 million, his fellow southpaw Corley believes Mayweather’s opponent selection may signal a greenlight for the Manny Pacquiao-“Money May” showdown in May of 2012.

“I see that fight taking place next year, around May,” Corley said. “I see picking this guy is a great move for Floyd. If he wants to fight Pacquiao and I think he does, this is a major tuneup against a southpaw, a strong southpaw. Of course, Floyd chose him for that reason. I mean, why else?”

Corley has consistently said Pacman will overcome “Money” and he’s not waffling now.

He’s not reticent to give young Ortiz his props, though he sees Mayweather schooling him.

“Victor came in there real determined and he shook off the Maidana experience, maybe that even helped him against Berto,” Corley said.

Corley offers a somewhat suprising pick for June 25 in St. Charles, Mo., where he predicts St. Louis star Devon Alexander will suffer a second successive loss. Tim Bradley whipped Alexander in January and now he’s fighting Argentine strongman (aren’t they all?) Matthysse.

“I pick Matthysse in the fight and I fought them both. He’s much stronger, more durable and hits harder so I think he’ll beat Devon.”

As for himself, Corley sees the end of his ring journey before 2011 ends.

“I saw this guy on Youtube,” Corley said of Dulorme. “I don’t know nothing else about him. I’ll give it up before next year but, right now, I’m just glad to be fighting in America, not in another country where the only way I can is by knockout.”

Long a star, never a superstar, “Chop Chop” has no explaining to do. When he leaves the sport, his current record of 37-17-1, 20 KOs, won’t matter much.

What does matter is the “Who’s Who” he tangled with and been more than respectable against.

Let’s put it this way, so New Yorkers can understand.

“Chop Chop,” well he was never chopped liver.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-09-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;10668359]At least Berto has power. Ortiz will walk thru all of Mayweathers punches like if they were thrown by Malinaggi. [B][SIZE="4"]Win Lose or Draw one thing is for certain, Ortiz will leave the fight looking just like he did when…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 06-09-2011

[QUOTE=LarryX2011;10668486]people who think floyd has no power are hillarious[/QUOTE] thats what always makes me smile. i see post saying vic will walk through floyds punches????? there is a reason floyd has a very good ko %. when all those fast…

Comment by lutenco on 06-09-2011

WALTER DARIO MATHYSSE ?LUCAS MARTIN MATHYSSE(the younger and better brother of WALTER) fought CORLEY!!!

Comment by djinferno on 06-09-2011

so chop chop shoes chopped shanes feet?

Comment by [email protected] on 06-09-2011

is chicken floyd mayweather paid the same amount he is about to get by fighting pac? if the answer is yes, chicken floyd is nonetheless wise... but if the answer is no, he is not only stupid but a true-blooded-coward...

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