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Victor Ortiz Hit With License Issue Over 'Nose Break' Quote

By Pawel Pronishev

According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will not issue Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22KOs) a license to box in their state - until the former welterweight champion explains a controversial comment which he made in a recent video interview.

Keith Kizer, the executive director for the Nevada State Atheltic Commission, wants Ortiz to appear before the commission, likely on January 11, and explain why he told a video reporter that he "tried to break the nose" of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their September bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In the fourth round, Ortiz busted Mayweather in the mouth with an intentional head butt. The intentional foul would lead to a near disqualification. About a minute later, Mayweather would get revenge with a two punch knockout when Ortiz approached him to apologize. Ortiz told a video reporter that he was trying to break Mayweather's nose with the intentional butt.

The license issue is serious, with Ortiz being scheduled to face Andre Berto in a welterweight rematch on February 11 at the MGM Grand.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UTEP on 01-21-2012

i wanna see a rematch

Comment by Light_Speed on 12-31-2011

It's one thing to commit a foul in the heat of the moment but to say on camera that it was premeditated and you would do it again is a different story. I think the NSAC should give him a…

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=_original_;11619103]I really didn't like a Vic's comments and I'm a huge fan, I mean even if you did try to intentionally do it why admit it? Nobody likes dirty fighters especially one that boats about it after doing it. But…

Comment by juse8888 on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;11617629]If anyone should apologize its Cortez for allowing it to escalate that far. If I was reffing that fight I would've gave floyd a hard warning after the first elbow (probably the first round) and taken a point away for…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-31-2011

Ortiz is stupid for trying to do that in a fight I am glad Mayweather knocked his ass out the way he did.

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