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 Last update:  6/26/2012       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Goossen Does Not Agree With Backlash on Victor Ortiz
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By Keith Idec

Dan Goossen is ecstatic about Josesito Lopez’s career-changing win against Victor Ortiz.

As much as he has enjoyed fight fans and boxing media praising his fighter since Saturday night, Lopez’s co-promoter still has some sympathy for the ostracized Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KOs). The polarizing southpaw had a broken jaw and a mouthful of blood when he decided not to continue following the ninth round against Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs, 1 NC), but he has been lambasted because it marked the second time in three years the former welterweight champion “quit” in a fight.

Based on the severity of Ortiz’s injury, which required the insertion of a titanium plate and three screws during surgery Monday, Goossen doesn’t think that’s necessarily fair.

“This is a cruel business,” Goossen said. “In MMA, you tap out and you’re applauded. In boxing, you try to do it and you’re in the public’s scorn. There’s a different standard for professional fighters. It’s something that I think is unfair, but it’s just the way it is.

“It’s tough to go out there and fight with a broken jaw, although we’ve had great ones do it in the past, including Ali, when he fought Ken Norton. I also remember Arthur Abraham doing it against Edison Miranda. [Quitting is] certainly understandable, but in boxing no one likes to see anyone tap out.”

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

Tags: Dan Goossen , Victor Ortiz



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comment by Muscles72, on 06-26-2012
Hey man its gotta be awful painful fighting with a broken jaw real talk I myself have never experienced it neither has99% of the people posting here its just unfortunate for ortiz that he quit against maidana he had no excuses there he was just gettin his a$$ whooped but in this situation we coul...

comment by DE100, on 06-26-2012
Dont matter what side you are on, you have to acknowledge that the way he went about it was bitch made. Dude jumped up from his corner and was calling for the ref, like a child calls for his mother when he is hurt. Dude is a head case.

comment by radioraheem, on 06-26-2012
[QUOTE=bojangles1987]This is just as stupid to say as the Margarito comparison, and just like Margarito I don't know why people keep saying, "you've never fought, you don't know." You should be comparing Ortiz to other professional fighters that have had their jaws broken, since he is a profe...

comment by bojangles1987, on 06-26-2012
[QUOTE=Kryptonian]Maybe someone should start a thread that asks, how many people on this forum have fought through a broken jaw? then we will have our answer if Ortiz made the right choice. Im not an Ortiz fan, frankly I think he is emotionally immature person, probably not any fault of his o...

comment by radioraheem, on 06-26-2012
[QUOTE=Kryptonian]Maybe someone should start a thread that asks, how many people on this forum have fought through a broken jaw? then we will have our answer if Ortiz made the right choice. Im not an Ortiz fan, frankly I think he is emotionally immature person, probably not any fault of his o...

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