Advertisement
Advertisement

Victor Ortiz' Trainer: We Would Have Beaten Mayweather

By Chris Robinson

It’s been over three weeks since former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz surrendered his belt to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their Las Vegas duel. The controversy surrounding the fight’s ending has been played out at length’s end but the reality remains that it is back to the drawing board for Team Ortiz.

Victor’s trainer Danny Garcia was introduced to many in the boxing world during the lead up to the fight during HBO's 24/7 series as viewers got an inside look at his history with Ortiz and the inner turmoil taking place within his family. Garcia has only spoken to his charge a few times following the loss, as Ortiz is currently vacationing in Paris, and feels that the fight with Mayweather was playing out better than he anticipated before the fight’s conclusion.

“I expected even worse,” Garcia said of the first four rounds of the bout. “I always said that we wanted to get past the first four or five rounds because those rounds were the best rounds for Mayweather. After the fifth or the sixth round we were going to start pushing harder and harder.”

In the fourth round, Ortiz would lose a point after intentionally drilling Mayweather with a head butt. Moments later he embraced Floyd to show his apologies and was subsequently greeted with  a left-right combination that he didn’t see coming that put him on his back and ended the fight.

Garcia seems to have come to terms with the way the fight ended but still doesn’t understand how the HBO announcing crew on that night was favoring Mayweather so heavily.

“For me, it was even. Even though the HBO people said [Mayweather] was winning. I don’t know why they would say that. The fight was even and Victor was going to go harder and harder. And I still think we were going to beat him,” A slightly bemused Garcia added.

Garcia pointed out that he was hopeful for his fighter to land a rematch with Floyd but seemed to understand that might not be a realistic option at this point. There have been whispers that former junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander, who is moving up in weight and also announced his signing with Golden Boy Promotions the day of Mayweather-Ortiz, might be an ideal candidate for a fight with Victor.

Garcia likes the sound of that fight and feels it will remind people of how Ortiz is constantly testing himself at this point in his career.

“That would be a good fight, because he only has one loss and he’s a former champion. I think that the people would like to see that fight. That way we can show the people that we’re not here to fight guys with four, five losses. We’re fighting guys near the top of the division or guys who are undefeated. Berto, Mayweather, and now Devon Alexander. We’ll show the people that we’re fighting the best and I think we can beat Devon Alexander.”

[Reader's note: For more images of Victor Ortiz and the wild 'Star Power' event, please visit the following slideshows  Behind the scenes at the wild Mayweather-Ortiz event / Images of Floyd's fiance' Shantel Jackson at the event / The highs and lows of Victor Ortiz ]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-13-2011

[QUOTE=dc3383;11283584]LOL I know a hell of alot more than boxing than you I gurantee that. Let me break down genius. Ortiz saw the first shot and chose turn his head looking for help when the right hand landed. He hit…

Comment by dc3383 on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=x3_bazooka_x3;11283378]So your saying Floyd hits like a ***** I can dig it, if you had any clue about this sport you would know that the two clean un expected shots that nailed Ortiz did enough damage in which he could…

Comment by x3_bazooka_x3 on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=dc3383;11283366]Why didn't Ortiz get up when he said the ounches didn't hurt; he was getting whitewashed he quit. Berto hit him harder than Floyd did and he got up twice but he knew there was nothing he could do to…

Comment by dc3383 on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=x3_bazooka_x3;11283321]Honestly I agree with Garcia, the fight was going better than expected, people use compubox to tell Mayweathers side of the story but we all know the truth about that, but let them use Compubox.... the numbers dont lie right?…

Comment by x3_bazooka_x3 on 10-12-2011

Honestly I agree with Garcia, the fight was going better than expected, people use compubox to tell Mayweathers side of the story but we all know the truth about that, but let them use Compubox.... the numbers dont lie right?…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (120)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter: Eubank in The UK Would Be Huge Event Luis Rosa vs. Luis Hinojosa Ends in First Round No-Contest Peter Quillin Mulling New Direction, Move To Super Middleweight Ricky Burns, Kirill Relikh Have 30 Days To Reach a Deal Soto-Karass vs. Kamegai II Eyed For Canelo vs. Smith PPV Telemundo Weights From Mexico City: Ruiz 130, Diaz 129 Jezreel Corrales-Jason Sosa Ordered To Collide By The WBA James Kirkland in Training, Reunites With Ann Wolfe Canelo Back on 'Regular' HBO? - Door is Open For December Rau'Shee Warren vs. Jamie McDonnell Ordered By The WBA Jose Felix Jr. Returns on August 27 on Marriaga vs. Robb Card Thurman-Porter Final Ratings: 3.1 Million Viewers, Highest of '16 Erkan Teper, Despite Suspension, Returns To Face Rossy Deontay Wilder, Chris Arreola Take Part in VADA Testing Jarrell Miller vs. Fred Kassi on August 19th, Showtime Ogogo To Eubank Jr: After Golovkin Bashes You Up - I'll Be Ready! Sergio Martinez: Canelo Made Smart Business Move With GGG Nick Blackwell Blown Away By David Haye's Generous Donation Miguel Marriaga vs. Guy Robb WBO Eliminator on August 27th DiBella Thinks Female Pro Boxing Hits Major U.S. TV in 2016 Porter Plots Fall Return, Wants Immediate Thurman Rematch Hearn: Amir Khan Will NEVER Be The Same, NEVER Face Brook Whyte: Don't Be Shocked if Shannon Briggs Drills David Haye Wilder vs. Joshua Will Be Built Up as SHO PPV, Says Hearn Danny Garcia Hits Back at Keith Thurman With Sneaky Reply Haskins vs. Hall is Likely For Brook-Vargas or Golovkin-Eubank Koncz: If Pacquiao Returns, Crawford Not a Thought - Never Was! Mikey Garcia Names Terry Flanagan as Potential Target at 135 Froch Thinks Golovkin Will Struggle With Ramirez, 168 Power Arum: Manny Pacquiao Wants To Fight Again, Not Sure He Can Yet Klitschko Manager Wants Full Investigation on Fury Doping Claim Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras Trade Heated Words Oscar Valdez Ready For The Danger of Hard Punching Rueda Ryan Martin To Make Ring Return on Wilder vs. Arreola Card Povetkin Holds Meeting With WBC: Awaits Decision on Wilder Golovkin, Eubank Jr. Should Sign By This Weekend, Says Hearn SHO's Espinoza: Canelo-GGG in "Fall 2017" Was To Stop Bleeding Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For World Title Eliminator Roman Gonzalez Focused on Cuadras Next, For The Right Price Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement