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Victor Ortiz: Mayweather Fought Guys on Their Way Out

By Rick Reeno

WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22KOs) is not intimidated by the accomplishments, or the boxing skills, of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25KOs). Ortiz will make the first defense of his title against Mayweather on Saturday night at the MGM Grand. While Ortiz has attacked Mayweather's record, he admits the boxer has everything that he wants - including the fame, the money and the recognition from the boxing public.

"41 have tried and 41 have failed but 41 of those were not me. Also, he's been champ for ten years. I'm taking the torch whether he likes it or not, I have nothing lose. What does he have? He has everything that I want. Mayweather is just a person who likes to talk. Assassinations are quiet," Ortiz said.

Ortiz believes Mayweather's run at welterweight has been an illusion, with a string of wins comprised of old, small and overmatched fighters.

"I don't really see a whole lot [to worry about]. It's pretty fair to say [about his record]. He fought some decent guys, but on their way out. You can say whatever you want about me, but I fought some good fighters in their prime. He's fought guys on the way out, too small, old," Ortiz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pullcounter on 09-16-2011

victor is correct, wifebeater's run at WW is pretty weak... ortiz could probably beat everyone wifebeater fought at WW. ortiz vs the versions of dlh and mosley that wifebeater fought would give him a close fight though.

Comment by waxfondler on 09-16-2011

honestly, i cant wait to see ortiz's eyes before the opening round. i hope he has the same fire & determination against floyd. i hope the guaranteed 2.5 mil didnt make victor soft. the "focused/possessed" look he had for the…

Comment by mshap on 09-16-2011

it's not a good sign that Ortiz has been talking such trash -- signs of nerves and self-doubt I think -- if he doesn't get himself under control when the fight starts, he's going to be in real trouble early…

Comment by twosweethooks on 09-16-2011

Many of us have realized this for a long time now: JR has in the past 7 years fought: Sorry sloppy fighters : Balto Old fighters: Gatti, OLD MAN MOSLEY, ODH Little fighters: Bumrush Hatton One WEE little fatman from…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 09-16-2011

Victor, you should be careful on what you say because IF/WHEN Floyd beats you. Then it makes you look worst by what you said that you had the same chance at beating Floyd as a small, old guy.

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