Victor Ortiz Erupts With Tense Words, Vow of Payback To Media

By Radio Rahim

Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) has promised to get some payback on Saturday night, when he faces Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) in a rematch of their 2011 'Fight of The Year' war.

Both fighters hit the floor twice in that contest and saw Ortiz capture the WBC welterweight title and hand Berto his first career defeat as a pro.

Now five years later they will clash in a crossorads encounter in the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox main event from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Ortiz had several fallbacks in the last few years and never regained the momentum that he once possessed back in 2011.

He had some choice words for the press at a recent media gathering to watch him train. Ortiz remembers all of the items that were written about him in the aftermath of his back to back knockout defeats to Josesito Lopez and Luis Collazo.

He says the media completely wrote him off and barely any press members visited his training camp to discuss this big rematch.

Ortiz not only promises to win on Saturday, he also promises to get a certain degree of payback on the members of the press who turned their backs on him. 

“Come the 30th, I’ll prove once again why I defeated Berto the first time. I know what I’m here to do on April 30th, thanks to the media writing me off time and time again. They just did me a nice favor. They gave me that fire back, the fire you guys claim that I don’t have, the fire that is supposed to be in the acting world and acting world only. I will be a great," Ortiz said. 

"[Some of the people who say things about me are] a bunch of people who are just full of sh*t man. They don’t know what I go through on a daily. They don't know what I'm gonna do when I wake up....what I'm gonna do and how I'm gonna do it. When my jaw was broken, when my hand was shattered, when I was wired shut, when I'm in casts for months - the only people that I have on my side is my younger brother, my coaches and those close to me. "

"You know what I get from the media - a nice middle finger. You know what I got to say to that? Pay attention, nothing more. I don't take nothing personal. I have my opinion and you guys have yours, and I'm know that I'm definitely going to be back on top in no time. I will and you guys say shock. I don't say shock [that I'll be back on top]. I know where I belong. I've broken my wrists a couple of times..both of was a right hook and one was a straight left. Then I got written off  - 'oh he retired, he went to go focus on movies.' Yeah I had to go focus on making movies. What was I supposed to do? Go and feel sorry for myself? Naw, I took on another career and I was bangin it. Bottom line though, I don't see myself as an actor just yet...not a full time actor just yet."

"The media always writes me off. That's actually more perfect and more beautiful for me. This whole training camp, I'm talking about 13 to 14 weeks of training camp,  not a fly stopped by my gym. Actually there were two reporters who stopped by my gym, and thank you to the two reporters who stopped by. That's none of you guys. But I guarantee you that once I’m crowned again - they’ll be like - 'Can we talk again?’ And I'm gonna be like - 'I’m kind of busy. I’m shooting a movie. Sorry guys. I’ve got to go.'

"You guys are fully accountable. There were times where I couldn't fight and I was hurt and I was written off by you guys. Ultimately, you guys kept me alive [by continuing to write about me]. But when I had my jaw and hands broken, you guys wrote me off and wrote - 'Oh, he's too scared to fight. Oh, he retired. Oh, he's broken. Oh, he forgot about boxing.'"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taste on 05-03-2016

OK, so I'm blown away. Literally. I'm going to be hard pressed to watch him again.

Comment by taste on 04-29-2016

[QUOTE=deuce_drop;16654272]berto doesn't even have to beat ortiz, all berto has to do is make it a tough fight, and ortiz will quit, in true ortiz fashion... just throwing out some facts for yall.[/QUOTE] I hope you watched the first fight…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-28-2016

Ortiz is still young but his chin and spirit are gone, he is tough and you have to respect him but I don't like his chances against Berto. He doesn't even need to box so good on him for getting…

Comment by deuce_drop on 04-28-2016

berto doesn't even have to beat ortiz, all berto has to do is make it a tough fight, and ortiz will quit, in true ortiz fashion... just throwing out some facts for yall.

Comment by Pacer on 04-28-2016

Off note Ortiz vs Rios has to happen just has to

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