By Miguel Rivera,

The now former silver world junior welterweight champion of the WBC, Roberto "Massa" Ortiz, is back home in Mexico and he is furious with the referee's stoppage last Saturday night in Cincinnati. Ortiz was hit with a hard shot to the body by Argentina's Lucas Matthysse. He went down to his knees and was running the clock to fully recover. He got up at the count of nine, but the referee Benjy Estevez waved off the fight and said Ortiz got up too late.

"I am aware that Lucas gave me a good shot, which made ​​kneel me on the canvas, but it wasn't that bad. I was never in serious condition.... I mean I was not dizzy or knocked out. I just wanted to take my time to recover and I was aware of the referee's count, so I got up at the count of nine. The strange thing is that immediately after nine he made a determination to concluded the fight. It was not a blow to the head or the kind to get you dizzy or knocked out, or put you in a bad condition. I was always aware of everything. Even Matthysse was surprised at the decision of the referee, the people in the arena were also was surprised and they even protested against the decision," Ortiz said.

"Massa" commented about a call he received from WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC:

"A few minutes after the fight I got a call from Mauricio Sulaiman from Japan. First I told him I was not happy with the referee's decision because I got up in time. He promised to check the pictures and he said I would continue to receive the support of the WBC and that I could contend for a title very soon. I told the American TV that I want a rematch with Matthysse and I hope to get it."