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Mayweather Sr: De La Hoya Tabbed Me To Train V. Ortiz

By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, I caught up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. inside of Johnny Tocco's Boxing Gym in Las Vegas.

Following up on a report by my colleague Richard Powell that Mayweather had been approached to trainer former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, I decided to speak with Senior myself to get his thoughts on all the talk.

True enough, Ortiz and his camp have reached out to Senior about the possibility of them working together and he seems open to the idea.

“His manager told me that Oscar De La Hoya is the one that recommended me to Victor,” said Mayweather, who for several years trained De La Hoya, now president of Golden Boy Promotions, who promotes Ortiz.

“Oscar De La Hoya told him that would be the best thing as far as defense and offense,” Mayweather added.

Ortiz, 25, presently holds a 29-4-2 record with 22 knockouts. The highlight of his career is a thrilling decision victory over former champion Andre Berto in April of 2011 that netted him the WBC welterweight crown.

Ortiz would lose the belt one fight later as he was knocked out in the fourth round by Mayweather’s son Floyd Jr. and he is coming off of a June 23rd loss to Josesito Lopez in which he suffered two fractures on the right side of his jaw while choosing not to come out for the tenth round.

Despite still recovering from surgery for his broken jaw, Ortiz is going to be meeting up with Mayweather in the coming weeks in Las Vegas so that they can engage in a light workout, claims Floyd Sr.

As far as whether or not Mayweather would be willing to travel to Ortiz’s training bases in Ventura, California to work with the dangerous southpaw, he insists that money will be a big factor.

“Everything depends on how I’m getting paid, man,” said Mayweather. “I’m not going to leave where I am at already and go and get lesser money. I can’t do that. It’s what is best for me.”

Several insiders were expecting Ortiz to link up with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, but Mayweather’s words paint a different picture of what may be going on behind the scenes.

To see Chris Robinson's full interview with Floyd Sr., including an update on him working with Philadelphia's Mike Jones, please visit Mayweather Sr. to train Victor Ortiz? Floyd Joy reveals he has been talking with Victor .

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alex_Hayden on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=radioraheem;12557868]LOL. Are you kiddin' me? Floyd Mayweather Sr. is in better physical shape than the vast majority of trainers out there. Much better shape than Roach, Richardson, Steward, etc. He's training various fighters right now, including Mike Jones. Look up…

Comment by Alex_Hayden on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;12556316]Bad idea for Ortiz. Why? Here it goes... Since he may be working with Sr., people only know his best piece of art, and that's FMJ. With that in mind, people will expect Sr.'s work to produce a miracle, thus…

Comment by radioraheem on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=Alex_Hayden;12557857]Hatton hardly looked like himself in the Malignaggi fight. He actually looked slick throughout the fight so I don't know if that's entirely true. The only thing bad about working with Sr. is that Sr. has bad health doesn't he?…

Comment by Alex_Hayden on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=jvsnypes;12555425]I don't know if that move would be wise for Ortiz. Floyd Sr is good at molding fighters from a young age. That's why Floyd Jr is so good. But he doesn't bring to the table what Ortiz needs right…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=Chuckguy;12556950]LMFAO at all you turds bringing up Ricky Hatton! haha Hatton didnt do one ****ken thing that they worked on in training camp, that sh it was all hattons fault. I cant beleive you guys dont see it Victor is…

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