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Victor Ortiz: My Corner Asked Me To Go On, I Couldn't

By Osman Rodriguez

Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2) states that he was unable to fully close his mouth when the ninth round was over in his war of wills with Josesito Lopez (29-4-2) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Ortiz, already lined up for a September pay-per-view fight with WBA 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, was taken to a hostpital after the fight.

"Josesito busted my jaw," Ortiz said. "I had my mouth open, and he broke my jaw. I couldn't close my mouth. It happened early in the ninth round I believe. My corner wanted me to continue but I just couldn't."

This was the second consecutive stoppage loss for Ortiz. After he recovers from his jaw injury, he will likely exercise a rematch clause to get a second crack at Lopez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;12277201]before you take the "I would like to see some of you fight with a broken jaw" road...ask yourself, why are you a boxing fan? we don't honor NORMAL dudes in our sport...its the EXTRAORDINARY dudes who get the praises...this…

Comment by GG Magic on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;12275925]Anyone on here that is downing Ortiz for not fighting on with a broken jaw needs to realize how serious a broken jaw really is. Yes fighters have fought on with broken jaws but nobody knows the extent of…

Comment by Ca$trO on 06-25-2012

I was truly disappointed by this fight as I can see the exact moment when Victors will broke. When Lopez would drop his hands and call Victor in then attacked him Victor was back peddling at that point I knew…

Comment by check hook on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=swizz;12275773]paulie fought cotto with a broken jaw so yes you could continue but you gotta want to to the guy that said only greats would fight with a broken jaw well i just prove you wrong..[/QUOTE] If Paulie had Ortiz'…

Comment by tesla_power on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;12275999]I think after Ortiz's Jaw heals he can get the rematch and KO this young sprout ! He was whuppin him Remember Hopkins , did yall say the same for him when he QUIT ? How bout RAFA when he…

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