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Schaefer: Canelo vs. Ortiz - Leave The Judges at Home!

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has confirmed an earlier report on BoxingScene.com, regarding the possibility of Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22KOs) challenging WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Ortiz, a former WBC welterweight champion, was always considered a big, strong fighter at 140. Ortiz's last two fights took place at 147-pounds and he certainly retained his power and physical strength with the move in weight.

Physically, Canelo and Ortiz are very similar. Both boxers stand at 5'9 and Canelo has a one-inch reach advantage - 71 to 70. Canelo would have the edge in power, with Ortiz being the quicker of the two. In terms of their styles matching up, a knockout ending is certainly a bet worth taking. 

"That would be a barnburner. If Canelo would fight Victor Ortiz - it can only be an exciting fight. That would be one of those fights that going into, where you can probably leave the judges at home and based on what we've seen on Saturday [with Pacquiao-Bradley] - that might be a good thing," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

However, there is still some unfinished business before Ortiz can fully focus on a fight with Canelo. On June 23rd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ortiz will face the very durable Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17KOs) in a Showtime televised main event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigAlexSand on 06-11-2012

Alvarez by knockout!

Comment by illmaticfighter on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12233774]You think so??? Ortiz weighed 164 lbs against Floyd, only a couple less than Alvarez does on fight night. Ortiz also walks around at a high weight, I think around 165-170.[/QUOTE] i know this but some fighters needs to get…

Comment by 4Corners on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;12233783]Ortiz will knock this fake, paper champion out. That said 24/7 with Ortiz is going to be quite grim. God, he is weird and boring.[/QUOTE] "You're talking to a tree Bro"

Comment by Magomed on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;12232676]that is actually a brilliant Idea, Ortiz already been in a Mainevent on PPV against Mayweather so he is already somewhat known I would pay for this! Still have to load up the Card though! But Ortiz better dispose of…

Comment by JmmIsTheGr8test on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=marvin douglas;12232811]Come on, you got to be kidding me, Canelo destroys Ortiz. This won't even be a fight, it will just be Ortiz's way cashing out his boxing career before he enters the movies or t.v.. Ortiz just ain't that…

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