Josesito Lopez Fires Bullets: Victor Ortiz Has No Heart!
By Osman Rodriguez
Unheralded Josesito Lopez stopped welterweight star Victor Ortiz on Saturday night, apparently breaking Ortiz's jaw in the ninth round to earn a stunning upset victory at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Ortiz and his corner stopped the fight before the 10th-round bell when the injury left Ortiz unable to close his mouth. Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs) leaped onto the ropes to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history. Lopez accepted the fight last month as a late replacement for Andre Berto, who failed a doping test that scuttled his rematch with Ortiz.
"I'm a man and I'm not intimidated by anything. Victor tried to intimidate me but it didn't work. Victor has no heart," Lopez said.
"I knew that I had to fight the fight of my life to win and I knew that I caught him with good punches in every round and with more than a few of them - I hurt him. I knew the longer the fight went, the better chance I had. I chopped him down. I told you that I would shock the world."
Ortiz (29-4-2) was narrowly leading on all three judges' scorecards when he quit. Lopez had made the fight much closer than expected.
[QUOTE=blak81;12276852]Would you do it for what you make now in one day? For someone that is already a millionaire, 1 extra million is not that enticing.[/QUOTE] The reality is that once Victor's jaw got broken, the fight with Canelo went…Comment by Ringlife on 06-24-2012
I give mad props to Lopez he was their to win and he pulled the upset.Comment by ironmike2012 on 06-24-2012
Lopez is right, Victor is not made for championship boxing, the guy fouls and then gets beat up, then quits. Sonny Liston finished a fight with a broken jaw even though he lost, Ali fought Norton with a broken jaw,…Comment by blak81 on 06-24-2012
[QUOTE=Don Flamenco;12276687]His jaw was broken during round 9 Pay me a million dollar pay day my next fight just to last 3 more rounds and I would do it[/QUOTE] Would you do it for what you make now in one…Comment by blak81 on 06-24-2012
[QUOTE=jreckoning;12275930]It isn't. People do far crazier things risking life and limb for a lot of money. They wouldn't bother for 200 dollars. Look at all those crab fishermen and shark wranglers and crazy ass jobs people do because they pay…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (64)