Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Victor Ortiz Out Of Fight With Molina After Sexual Assault Charges

By Keith Idec

John Molina Jr. might still fight Sunday night, but Victor Ortiz won’t be his opponent.

Multiple sources have informed BoxingScene.com that Ortiz has been removed from that main event by Premier Boxing Champions, the organization run by Al Haymon, a day after Ortiz was charged with three felony accounts of sexual assault, including forcible rape. Ortiz, a former WBC welterweight champion, turned himself in to authorities in Ventura County, California, on Tuesday, a day after those three charges were filed.

Ventura County Superior Court records indicate the incident allegedly occurred March 19 at a residence in Oxnard, California. Ortiz’s bail was set at $100,000.

victor-ortiz_1

“We don’t comment on open criminal investigations,” said Tim Smith, a spokesman for PBC. “We’ll leave that up to his lawyers. We’re in the process of searching for another opponent for Molina.”

The 31-year-old Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs), of Ventura, California, was supposed to meet Molina (30-7, 24 KOs), of Covina, California, in what was expected to be an entertaining welterweight fight at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. If PBC’s matchmakers cannot find a suitable substitute for Ortiz on such short notice and Molina thus can’t fight Sunday night, the show still will take place because 24 other fighters have trained to box in the remaining 12 fights on the card.

FS1, FOX’s basic cable channel, still will televise fights from that card as well. If Molina doesn’t box in the main event, it’s likely that a 10-round featherweight fight between Brandon Figueroa (16-0, 11 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, and Colombia’s Oscar Escandon (25-4, 17 KOs) would be elevated to the main event.

The telecast also is scheduled to include an eight-round bout in which highly touted British heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) will square off against Georgia’s Iago Kiladze (26-3, 18 KOs).

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MexicanMauler on 09-30-2018

Victor is innocent!

Comment by markther on 09-27-2018

[IMG]http://cstatic.memecdn.com/images/comment/1176.gif[/IMG]

Comment by daggum on 09-27-2018

[QUOTE=QballLobo;19143881]Trump just tweeted that Ortiz is innocent. Then he found out his last name is Ortiz and tried to get him deported, despite being born in Kansas.[/QUOTE] deport him to kansas. thats punishment enough

Comment by otrocubiche on 09-27-2018

Call ugas, he's always in the gym and has taken several fights in short notice.

Comment by QballLobo on 09-27-2018

Trump just tweeted that Ortiz is innocent. Then he found out his last name is Ortiz and tried to get him deported, despite being born in Kansas.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (57)
Top Headlines Joshua Will Be Ringside, Scouting The Whyte-Chisora Rematch Dmitry Bivol Has No Problem With Oleksandr Gvozdyk Clash Frank Warren: If Hearn Was My Kid - I'd Slap Him Down! Hearn: Wilder-Fury PPV Number is Terrible, Absolutely Terrible News: Kem Ljungquist, Henderson Shocks Robinson, Landeros Frampton: Warrington's Arrogance Bubbling Under The Surface Wilder 'Would Love' For Barclays Center To Host Fury Rematch Broner Coach To Roach: Shut The F*** Up, Carry The Spit Bucket! Pedraza: Lomachenko 'Definitely' Better Than Gervonta Davis Wilder Will Add Weight For Fury Rematch; Targets 245 Pounds Hearn Maintains Big Offer on Table For Khan To Face Brook Lebedev Targets Usyk Mandatory Fight as Final Career Bout Danielito Zorrilla May Return on Machado Card After Big Win Amir Khan Ready To Impress: Tyson Fury Gives Me Inspiration Sanchez: Golovkin Has 2-3 Years Left, I'd Like 5 or 6 Fights Gilberto Ramirez Finishes Camp, as Jesse Hart Rematch Looms Tyson Fury's Trainer Ben Davison - The Unlikely Hero Pacquiao Prepares For Broner's 'Running,' Aims To Seek & Destroy Hearn: Disappointing if Joshua Doesn't Get Wilder or Fury Next Hearn: Khan Should Decide on Crawford or Brook Within a Week Pedraza: I'm Proud of What I Did, It Was Close Until The 11th Photos: Braekhus, Shields, Estrada Get Wins on Final HBO Card Fury To Wilder: You'll Need More Than a Million Judges To Rob Me Brook Warns Khan: Don't Come Crawling To Me After Crawford Dogboe: I Just Couldn't Get The Victory, The Best Man Won Michel Soro Has No Problems in Stopping Greg Vendetti Lomachenko-Pedraza Rating Looking Big For ESPN Hearn: WBC Has NOT Ordered Rematch, Wilder Can Face Joshua Dirrell Motivated, 'Ready For Challenge' of Yildirim Title Fight Shields Training Charlo, Ajagba, Apochi For Barclays Card Photos: Navarrete Stuns, Punishes Dogboe For WBO Title Wilder-Fury Rematch Talks To Begin Next Week, Says Warren Photos: Lomachenko Drops, Decisions Pedraza To Unify Belts Photos: Kell Brook Looks Flat in Decision Win Over Zerafa Photos: Carroll, Frenois Ends in Draw - No Mandatory For Farmer Teofimo Lopez: Im 2019, I Will Be Champion - I Guarantee It! Brook: I Want To Shut Khan Up, Then Move On To Spence, Porter Rene Alvarado Beats Carlos Morales, Targets Machado Shot Euro News: Spike O'Sullivan, Oliver Meng, Jordy Weiss, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Loma, Spence-Garcia, Pacquiao, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement