By Edward Chaykovsky

Mexico's Roberto Ortiz is aiming to knock off one of the most dangerous fighters in the junior welterweight division. at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Lucas Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) will square off with “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) in a twelve round bout for Ortiz’s WBC Silver Super Lightweight title at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fight will be the Showtime televised co-feature on Saturday night.

Ortiz feels Matthysse has not fully recovered from last September's decision loss to current WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, which took place on the huge Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez undercard. Matthysse returned and had a tough time earlier this year with John Molina. He was dropped twice and took some punishment before coming back to drop Molina three times for a TKO in eleven.

“I don’t think Matthysse is the same fighter after the Danny Garcia fight.  And he showed that in his last fight against John Molina that he wasn’t the same.  He’s still a good fighter at 140 pounds, but not the same that he used to be," Ortiz said.

“But that doesn’t mean I’m taking him lightly.  He’s still a great fighter and I’ll be prepared for whatever happens on Saturday.  I understand he’s a bigger name than me, especially here in the U.S.  But it’s my job to come out here and let the people know who I am and make history."