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De La Hoya: I Fought Floyd Jr, I Told Ortiz What Works

By Keith Idec
 
Victor Ortiz finds himself in the unusual position of being able to really rely on his promoter’s input as he gets ready for the biggest fight of his career.

Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions represents Ortiz, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. just four years ago. Though De La Hoya, who lost a split decision to Mayweather in May 2007, is right-handed and Ortiz is a southpaw, De La Hoya has shared plenty of first-hand knowledge with Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) during his preparation for his Sept. 17 fight against Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) in Las Vegas.

“We have talked,” De La Hoya said. “I can give Victor tips or advice, whatever you want to call it. He does have an amazing team behind him, his trainer and the people who come up with the strategies.

“Obviously, I have been in there with Floyd Mayweather Jr., and I know what works for him and I know what doesn’t work for him. But Victor’s a smart guy, and obviously when he’s up in that ring he’s going to do what he has to do to win this fight. Let’s just put it this way: there’s no doubt in my mind that Victor’s going to win.”

Ortiz values the opinion of a legendary fighter he admired growing up.

“Oscar and I have a great relationship,” said Ortiz. “It goes beyond friends, or the way I feel anyway. It’s more like I see him as a big brother. Anything he’s got to say, I’m open to listen to.

“But at the end of the day, we’ve both got to know and realize that, hey, I’m in camp, I have a great team and I have to be under their command. … Whatever they say goes, but I am open to hearing whatever my man Oscar has to say. I love Oscar like a big brother, and I will always listen.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 09-07-2011

LMAO,Oh Hoya ya never get old...:no:

Comment by WESS on 09-07-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11069095]Manny may hit harder than Floyd but Pac has to hit Floyd and Floyd don't get hit much and when he does he handles it well. Floyd would counter Manny to death trying to come in swinging all wild. Pac…

Comment by Explosions on 09-07-2011

Duckboy is screwed. :lol1::lol1:

Comment by Jim Tom on 09-07-2011

[QUOTE=Rip Chudd;11066744]Oscar's already got an extra set of fishnet stockings his lil bro Ortiz can borrow.[/QUOTE] Lol,now that's real funny stuff there

Comment by GRUSTLER on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=iNDOLiFER;11068763][B]im not doubting floyd's power, i know for a fact that manny punches harded than floyd and thats a FACT. im not saying floyd doesnt have KO power im just saying between floyd and manny, manny has the upper hand…

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