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Victor Ortiz Once Again Survives The Cut on DWTS

By Jake Donovan

Victor Ortiz only lasted four rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. when they met in the ring, but has at least matched his welterweight rival on the dance floor.

The former welterweight titlist survived through Week Three of competition on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ with the Tuesday results show featuring nowhere near the amount of drama Ortiz was forced to endure a week ago. His score of 23 on Monday evening was enough to land him tied for third among the remaining 11 contestants, with fan voting securing his stay into next week’s episode.

Ortiz drew rave reviews from the judges for his Contemporary performance on Monday evening, enjoying the greatest scoring improvement among contestants from last week to this week. For the first time in the competition, the boxer felt like he belonged on the dance floor.

“Absolutely,” Ortiz admitted. “I’m thankful for my partner (Linsday Arnold, in her first season on the show) being so patient with me.”

Country diva Wynonna Judd was the celebrity forced to exit this week. Her score of 15/30 was the lowest among all contestants on the week, with her fan voting totals not enough to outlast comedian/actor Andy Dick and reality star Lisa Vanderpump.

Though glad to stick around for Week Four, Ortiz was hardly in a celebratory mood.

“I’m close with the entire cast on the show,” Ortiz stated. “It’s sad to be around here for these goodbye shows.”

He will have at least one more of those shows in which to participate.

Ortiz moves on to Week Four, which was how long Mayweather lasted until bowing out of dance competition way back in Season Five prior to his Dec. ’07 pay-per-view blockbuster showdown with Ricky Hatton. Mayweather danced while he trained for the event; Ortiz is simply “just” dancing for the time being, with a ring return being eyed for September.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dirty fingers on 04-03-2013

Should be dancing with a guy.

Comment by puga on 04-03-2013

victor finnally found something he can do really well at ..stick to it broow..

Comment by thuggery on 04-03-2013

Facel00b Ortiz is banging Miss Jackson and now Vida Guerra too. Hope he wins. [IMG]https://o.twimg.com/1/proxy.jpg?t=FQQVBBgpaHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0cGljLmNvbS9zaG93L2xhcmdlL2Nla3Y2YS5qcGcUAhYAEgA&s=mIPGVK-AX4WGdTHYaHik5wSQADGvCyiXqUvioyCBLek[/IMG]

Comment by Evil Abed on 04-03-2013

Good for him.....

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