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Victor Ortiz: I Strongly Believe Mayweather Will Have Trouble With Logan Paul

Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, who was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather in 2011, believes his former foe will have trouble with his upcoming opponent, Youtube star Logan Paul.

Mayweather, a former five division world champion with a perfect 50-0, record, is scheduled to face Paul in an exhibition clash on February 20.

Paul made his pro debut last year and lost a controversial split decision to Youtube rival KSI.

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Ortiz, who is friends with Paul, recently went to his home in Encino, Califronia, and watched him score a brutal knockout of a sparring partner.

“Holy crap. Mind you, these are full-on professional boxers [Paul is sparring with],” Ortiz told MMA Fighting. “I sat back in shock and awe. He was so composed and relaxed. He used his reach perfect – took a little step, hook down the middle, sleep. Night-night. My only complaint there is that he didn’t read him a bedtime story.”

The 43-year-old Mayweather is a tremendous favorite to beat the 25-year-old Paul.

But, Paul is much bigger physically with six to seven inches in height and at least 50-pounds in weight.

“I know what I know, and I know what I see,” Ortiz said. “What I’m saying, in a sense, is that he will give Floyd trouble. I’m telling you, it’s going to be an interesting fight. I’ve talked to him about Floyd a few times. ... I give him the simple things: ‘Floyd is Floyd, but you’re unstoppable. You’re on another level.’ I strongly believe Floyd will have trouble. Logan can box, and he has power, reach speed, and he can move now.

“[Mayweather] found a YouTuber – that sounds easy enough for a 20-time world champion. Alright, let’s beat him up. But what I’ve been watching and seeing is a YouTuber gone professional boxer who puts in hours and hours of work studying films. He’s very disciplined, and he’s working his butt off, and he listens. He has a heck of a coach [in Milton Lacroix] who’s very knowledgeable and very experienced. I believe it’s a dangerous combo. From what I see at the gym, I can honestly say Logan can probably hit harder than [Mayweather]. Now, who’s more accurate? We’ll see Feb. 20.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jackrc58 on 12-31-2020

Jake KO's a ex-NBA player who never fought before and didn't know **** about boxing and now he's great and going to take over boxing? Logan lost his last fight to fellow YouTube KSI and he too, will conquer boxing?…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 12-31-2020

[quote]"I’ve talked to him about Floyd a few times. ... I give him the simple things: ‘Floyd is Floyd, but you’re unstoppable. You’re on another level.’[/quote] Paul wrote Ortiz a check or Ortiz needs to get his brain scanned. Fair…

Comment by TheReadyTimeBoy on 12-31-2020

All I know is that the Paul brothers are about to enter their primes and take over boxing, no ifs ands or buts.

Comment by aaronbnb on 12-30-2020

[QUOTE=IceTrayDaGang;20987061]victor ortiz... the biggest waste of talent. dude had so much potential early on... i feel that if victor would have been with the right people, promoter and trainer wise, he could have been something special. but ortiz got pimped…

Comment by dragon-khan on 12-30-2020

I dont even consider Victor quitter Ortiz much of a boxer anyway, he had a punchers chance thats it. Like knows like

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