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Mayweather vs Ortiz on September 17, Floyd Jr. Confirms

By Mark Vester

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25KOs) announced to his 1.2 million followers on Twitter that he plans to return on September 17th to challenge the new WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22KOs) of California. Ortiz, who moved up from junior welterweight, won the title in April with an impressive twelve round decision over previously undefeated Andre Berto.

The fight between Ortiz and Mayweather had been rumored for weeks, although both camps continued to deny the negotiations. Mayweather has not fought since last May's dominating decision win over "Sugar" Shane Mosley. Mayweather-Ortiz is a sure fight to land on HBO pay-per-view, and Las Vegas is the likely location to host - although Dallas, Texas is another rumored location.

Mayweather's main rival, Manny Pacquiao, defends his WBO welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez in a trilogy bout on November 12.

"My fans have been waiting long enough. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz. Sept-17 2011 for the WBC World Championship," Mayweather wrote on his Twitter page.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by C.Y. on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;10659791]im an ortiz fan, think he has come around mentally and spiritually, fought a great hard fight against berto... but honestly, i am disappointed in floyd. why isnt floyd fighting pacman??? we know floyd doesnt fight for titles, he doesnt…

Comment by Come on Man... on 06-17-2011

In the words of Bart Scott, "can't wait".

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=ronnie_N.;10669079]coulda, woulda shoulda... LOL! you just owned yourself right there... ortiz winning against the pound for pound bum berto made him better against margarito, clottey, mosley and cotto instantly??... so what is maidana now? an all time great??... LOL! out…

Comment by raider77 on 06-09-2011

[QUOTE=gamefrk;10657625]awesome! ortiz could could be the appetizer for the pacman fight! :D[/QUOTE] :boxing:people the only reason fake mayweather is fighting again is to keep the feds of his back.

Comment by igami07 on 06-09-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10669017]Of course he is you pig-ignorant idiot. Ortiz is a better fighter now than Margarito has [B]EVER[/B] been, Ortiz is also a better fighter now than Clottey has [B]EVER[/B] been, Ortiz would have beaten the sh1t out of the Mosley…

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