Victor Ortiz Stumped on Rumors of Kobe Bryant's Ex-Wife

By Keith Idec

Victor Ortiz continues to get asked about dating Kobe Bryant’s estranged wife, despite, Ortiz says, that he has never even met Vanessa Bryant.

The rumor took on a brief life of its own when gossip Web sites reported right before Christmas that Ortiz and the Lakers star’s soon-to-be-ex-wife were spotted having lunch together somewhere in the Los Angeles area. There weren’t any photos to substantiate the rumor and the former WBC welterweight champion quickly denied that they were dating.

“I’ve never even been under the same roof as Vanessa Bryant,” Ortiz recently said, as he was promoting his Feb. 11 rematch against Andre Berto. “I don’t even know her. And I’m not even a Laker fan. I’m a Celtics fan, straight up. And I have nothing but respect for Kobe Bryant and that whole crew. But I don’t even think I’ve been under the same roof as his ex or his wife, or whatever she is. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know what she looked like. I had to google her after they said that.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JrRod on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=Shogunofharlem1;11718735]I would just say this about the Ortiz/Kobe arguement. Used to train at a boxing gym for fun but the gym was filled with dudes training to become professionals in the sport. Some of these amateurs were really good fighters…

Comment by TP6 U Snitch on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;11715810]:lol1::lol1: Vic banging Mamba's wifey...on top of that he'll knock his ass out if it got gully LMAO[/QUOTE] "Kobe has been known to catch a '2 piece' on occasion."

Comment by Shogunofharlem1 on 01-29-2012

I would just say this about the Ortiz/Kobe arguement. Used to train at a boxing gym for fun but the gym was filled with dudes training to become professionals in the sport. Some of these amateurs were really good fighters…

Comment by tomatocantender on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;11718502]no, it works with any two people who go to ground during a physical altercation believe it or not, in the real world there's no ref to separate the fighters and no barrier to pulling someone to the…

Comment by Weebler I on 01-29-2012

[QUOTE=tomatocantender;11717221]Are you for real? You are comparing apples to the cheese left on your finger from a bag of dorritos lol! [B]This old cliche about "going to the ground, it's anyone's fight" only works if you're matching up a UFC…

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