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 Last update:  9/2/2011       Read more by Mitch Abramson            &
Victor Ortiz Reconnects With His Biological Mother
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By Mitch Abramson
Victor Ortiz’s hard childhood in Garden City, Kansas, is well documented. His mother abandoned him when he was seven. His father left around six years later. He and a brother grew up in foster care. He used boxing as a vehicle to escape his hard scrabble life and pull himself out of the abyss.

On Wednesday, during a conference call to hype his Sept. 17 bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his WBC welterweight title, Ortiz harkened back to his youth, and admitted that he reconnected with his biological mother “about seven months ago” and that he’s forgiven her for walking out on him as a little kid.

“The lady is doing well,” Ortiz said. “I think I gave her a year or so of life back into her. She seems like a sweetheart. I don’t know her personally, or anything, but from what I saw, I forgave her for everything. She asked me to please forgive her, and to not hold anything against her, and she didn’t really have to tell me that. I kind of decided I would do that before meeting her. And you know what? I’m just happy for her."

"I’m happy that she married and is happy and has her own family going on. I’ve built my own family except my family is pure friends and they’re as real as they come. Each of them. I could tell you their names, first and last. I could probably even tell you their social security numbers.”

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comment by Ringlife, on 09-03-2011
Now she loves him because he has money now to bad back than she felt another man was more important moms put man before their kids I mean what else could it have been.I could never do that to my kids their mine for life.

comment by slicksouthpaw16, on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=Cuauhtli.]she abandoned them and left them with an alcoholic father to go and start a new family? fuck that lady, I would have never forgiven her.[/QUOTE] Me neither. She probably seen him on TV, realized that he was her son and just seen $$$$ signs. I'm actually not sure if I've heard ...

comment by mannypr201, on 09-03-2011
Hey thats his mother and his demons let the man handle it how he wants to handle it... It's his money and his life... I don't think I would have been so forgiving though...

comment by El.Naranjito707, on 09-02-2011
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]Posters on this thread are saying she's looking for money, but the source didn't say that she got in contact with him, it may have been the other way around? The other thing is her 'husband' could have been abusing her or in fear for her life, it often takes something bad...

comment by LarryXXX, on 09-02-2011
she walked out on her kids like some damn dogs,and started new FAMILY??ans now want to reconnect when he's on top??lol

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