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Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander - Putting in Work

Former welterweight world champions "Vicious'' Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander "The Great'' went face-to-face for the first time Wednesday at a press conference in El Paso, Texas to discuss their showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, Feb. 17 from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso. Photos Ruben Ramirez.

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Also in attendance at Wednesday's workout were undefeated contender Caleb "Sweethands'' Plant and Rogelio "Porky'' Medina, who battle in a super middleweight world title eliminator. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas battling Jorge Rojas.

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Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features unbeaten contender Caleb "Sweethands'' Plant battling Rogelio "Porky'' Medina in a 12-round 168-pound world title eliminator.
 
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $60, $40, $25 and will go on sale Friday. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. 

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TOM BROWN, President of TGB Promotions
 
"It's great to be back in El Paso with a big fight like this. It is truly a great fight town. I'm really looking forward to this card and I think the fans here are going to love it.
 
"Our main event is a true crossroads fight. Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander are battle-tested in one of the toughest and deepest divisions in boxing. The winner of this fight will be back on the path to a world title.
 
"Victor Ortiz brings an exciting, aggressive style and he always comes to fight. That's why he's one of the most entertaining fighters in the sport today. Devon Alexander has overcome some health issues and is back in the ring with one thing on his mind, to regain a world title." 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=Southpawology;18487480]I would normally agree but devon doesnt have the style to make ortiz quit, hes a pitty pat jabber with an occasional left hand.[/QUOTE] Remember. Ortiz quit against Berto. The first shot that dropped Ortiz was a good shot but…

Comment by s1nner1 on 02-15-2018

For some reason I still wanna see Ortiz win it all.

Comment by Southpawology on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18486909]Ortiz quits before Round 11.[/QUOTE] I would normally agree but devon doesnt have the style to make ortiz quit, hes a pitty pat jabber with an occasional left hand.

Comment by CLUBBER! on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=NC Uppercut;18486888]First major obstacle I see is, Vic looks like an aircraft carrier and Devon looks much smaller. Devin better stay hella busy fellas[/QUOTE] Vic is a beast. On top of that, he has good speed. I hope he brings…

Comment by vitali1999 on 02-15-2018

Ortiz like Khan was good till we found out they had glass chins.

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