Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

DiBella Rips Ortiz: Steroid Tests a Must For Berto Fight

By Keith Idec
 
NEW YORK — Lou DiBella doesn’t think Victor Ortiz deserves a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Why should he get a rematch?,” DiBella asked after a press conference to promote his HBO doubleheader Saturday night in Atlantic City. “He lost every second of every round.”

The conference call Ortiz and promoter Oscar De La Hoya hosted Monday disgusted DiBella, who took particular exception to Ortiz stating that he isn’t interested in a rematch with Andre Berto, whom DiBella promotes. Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) earned a $2.5 million payday against Mayweather after beating Berto (28-1, 22 KOs) in a “Fight of the Year” candidate that featured both boxers surviving two knockdowns April 16 in Mashantucket, Conn.

“I think it’ll happen because ultimately Ortiz is going to have to do what will make him money,” DiBella said of an Ortiz-Berto rematch. “I understand that Oscar wanted to stand up for his guy, but I don’t think that press call helped him. I think that he came off looking like a kid. He came off the way he came off after the [Marcos] Maidana fight. And I don’t think he’s made a lot of friends. So where’s he going to go for a big-money fight?”

Just as he told BoxingScene.com last week, DiBella reiterated that for an Ortiz-Berto rematch to occur the fighters will have to submit to pre-fight testing for performance-enhancing drugs. Ortiz submitted to those tests before the Mayweather match.

“I’m not pointing the finger at any one fighter, because I can’t prove anything,” DiBella said. “But I’m saying I believe in that as a policy. And how can you criticize me, when I’m saying my fighter should be subjected to the same testing?”

DiBella did accuse Ortiz of some boorish behavior, both during and after his controversial fourth-round knockout loss to Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) in their welterweight title fight Sept. 17 in Las Vegas.

“He should be ashamed of himself,” DiBella said. “He should be ashamed of his interview the other day. He made himself look like a [bleeping] punk. And he should be ashamed of the performance, honestly, because it was the filthiest round I’ve seen fought against a fighter. And if I was Mayweather, I might’ve hit him harder.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fetta on 09-29-2011

Why are people against this? Let them do it. Maybe it make others jump on board and this can start happening. This is a hand-to-hand combat sport. I wanna know the other guy is on the level if i put…

Comment by legna526 on 09-29-2011

Berto shoukdnactually give Collazo a rematch first lol

Comment by flint on 09-29-2011

i'd like to see ortiz vs khan. ortiz vs canelo and ortiz vs maidana

Comment by throbk1974 on 09-29-2011

Berto is the one who should be looking for the rematch. If i were Ortiz i'd cross Berto off the list, since he already beat him. Berto don't want none.:boxing:

Comment by BuckToothed on 09-29-2011

How bout Berto rematches Zaveck first before getting a rematch with Ortiz.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (34)
Top Headlines Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement