Ortiz Has No Interest in Berto Rematch, Only Mayweather

By Luis Sandoval

From the sound of it, Victor Ortiz has the rest of the year planned out as Golden Boy announced he will be fighting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez should he defeat Josesito Lopez on June 23rd.

Ortiz was reluctant to talk about Alvarez until he takes care of business of June 23rd first but he did talk about Andre Berto and his last opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr when he stopped by’s official radio show The Boxing Lab.

As it’s been well documented, his rematch with Berto fell apart for a second time when Berto failed his drug test administered by VADA leading up to their fight. Both men put on a Fight of Year when they clashed in 2011 but it doesn’t appear we will be seeing a sequel to the fight anymore. Ortiz was asked if he would still consider pursuing a rematch with Berto sometime down the line.

“You know, I actually don’t have anything to prove to Berto besides putting him to sleep on a second occasion. The only reason I agreed to ever fight him to begin with was because there was a promise and a clause that if I beat Berto again, I would fight Mayweather. So I was all for it 110%” explained Ortiz.

“And now that there’s none of that going on, he doesn’t deserve a chance. He doesn’t deserve an opportunity. He was falsely a champ for a long time in my eyes”.

A fight however that Ortiz would like a second crack it is with pound for pound kingpin Floyd “Money “ Mayweather. The controversial ending to that fight is still one Ortiz feels left unfinished business between both combatants and is a fight he’d like a chance to correct.

“I believe what you’re saying right now” said Ortiz regarding a comment that we never got to see his fight with Floyd play out completely.

“I strongly believe I have unfinished business with Floyd. I’m sure Floyd knows it too, he just tries to say he doesn’t. At the end of the day though, the Floyd thing and everything is not what I’m working for right now. Josesito Lopez on June 23rd is and that’s what it’s going to be until June 23rd”.

You can listen to Victor Ortiz’s interview in its entirety by listening to The Boxing Lab podcast at:

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DeadLikeMe on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=Danny Gunz;12247848]I dont blame him about not wanting to fight Berto he basically lost 8 months of his career waiting on Berto before he blew the fight for good.[/QUOTE] Seriously...Berto has cost him possibly millions.

Comment by Weebler I on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=FirePunch;12248556]No need to worry about berto Just bring us back the heads of [B]cotto and alvarez[/B] if you want that floyd fight[/QUOTE] He'll only have to beat one of them, not both.

Comment by FirePunch on 06-15-2012

No need to worry about berto Just bring us back the heads of cotto and alvarez if you want that floyd fight

Comment by JDezi4 on 06-15-2012

Officially don't like him... If ur gonna be the trash talking bad guy, be the trash talking bad guy... If ur gonna pretend to be mild-mannered humble "so glad to be here" kid, be that... Don't be one, and pretend…

Comment by Chuckguy on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;12247183]This kid doesnt deserve a rematch. More interested in seeing Berto vs Mayweather. I don't even see him getting past Canelo.[/QUOTE] LMFAO!!! this fool says he doesnt deserve a rematch with Floyd then he goes on to say that he…

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