Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Victor Ortiz's Coach on Berto Rematch: It's a Must-Win For Both

By Steve Kim

Trainer Joseph 'Hoss' Janik is supremely confident in the work put in with Victor Ortiz the past few months as they got ready for their rematch with Andre Berto later tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

"It's probably the best camp we've had in a few years, at least. He was happy, he was having fun in the camp, We got real good sparring,"Janik told BoxingScene.com in a recent interview.

Janik listed the likes of Shane Mosley, Chris Van Heerden, Sergey Lipenets, Karl Dargan and Anthony Flores as their sparring partners.

ortiz-berto-weigh-in (6)_2

"It was a full camp, we thought the fight was going to be a little sooner so we were actually in camp in fourteen weeks," continued Janik, who worked with Ortiz at the Knuckleheadz Gym in Ventura, California."So he's ready, he's in really good shape, now he has to just execute the game plan on Saturday night."

Back in 2011, Ortiz defeated the then undefeatd Berto in what was an entertaining slugfest, which catapulted Ortiz to a shot at Floyd Mayweather. Could it be that the mercurial Ortiz will always have Berto's number?

"I think so,"stated Janik. "Style-wise, the first fight it was no boxing match that broke out - it was a fight. So if you can win a fight like that, where you just go blow-for-blow, balls-and-heart versus balls-and-heart....if you add in a couple of spices, maybe  a little better jab and some other things this time - I really don't think Berto stands a really good chance.

"I think there's a possibility for this fight to be an entertaining fight but there's a possibility for us to have a really good night and for him to have a really bad night."

For both Ortiz and Berto, this has the feel of a 'loser leaves town' match.

"Yeah, that's for both guys. We don't really talk about it in those terms. I don't like to talk about losing and what happens if we lose, I try to keep things positive in camp,"said Janik."But again, I think it applies to both sides that the loser of this fight takes a huge step backwards. So I think it's a must-win situation for both guys."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GrandpaBernard on 04-30-2016

[QUOTE=rob g;16659108]I agree. Sadly, whoever loses this, will probably just be used in the future as an opponent to build up future contenders[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=niceyboo3;16659120]The real sad part is that the winner of this fight should also be used as an…

Comment by rob g on 04-30-2016

[QUOTE=niceyboo3;16659120]The real sad part is that the winner of this fight should also be used as an opponent to build up future contenders.[/QUOTE] Yeah it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see either one of these guys (Winner or Loser)…

Comment by niceyboo3 on 04-30-2016

[QUOTE=rob g;16659108]I agree. Sadly, whoever loses this, will probably just be used in the future as an opponent to build up future contenders[/QUOTE] The real sad part is that the winner of this fight should also be used as an…

Comment by rob g on 04-30-2016

I agree. Sadly, whoever loses this, will probably just be used in the future as an opponent to build up future contenders

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Size Up in Japan Tiara Brown Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Stevenson-Jack Broadcast Peaked at 611,000 Viewers on Showtime Luis Nery vs. Jetro Pabustan is Finalized For June 9 in Tijuana Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank Whyte Questions The Courage of Pulev, Pressures Him To Sign Naoya Inoue Says The Goal is To Blast Out Jamie McDonnell Bellew: I Punch Harder Than Fury, He's Fighting a Cruiserweight Callum Smith: I'd Rather Wait and Fight Groves, Not Eubank Jr. Eric Molina Suspended By UK Anti-Doping For Failed Test Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo Lands on BoxNation News: Darragh Foley, Armin Mrkanovic, Thomas vs. Bunting Alex Saucedo Expects Big Crowd For Home Fight With Lenny Z Mayweather Certain Stevenson Will Fade in Jack Rematch, Too Bradley: Mikey Garcia is a Dangerous Fight For Lomachenko Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory Trainer: McDonnell Very Prepared, in Form For Naoya Inoue Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is Alleged To Have Beaten Man at Gas Station Wilder Dares Joshua To Back Up "F*** Him Up Bad" Boast Jono Carroll Believes He Has The Edge Over Declan Geraghty Errol Spence: Tank Davis Would Smoke Lomachenko! Luke Campbell Hopes a Rematch is Finalized With Yvan Mendy Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack Coach: Pacquiao Punished Buboy, He'll Be Ready For Matthysse Tyson Fury Plans To Pursue a Medical Career After Boxing Celestino Caballero To Be Released From Prison Carlos Cuadras Leaves Rehab, Ready To Get Back in The Mix David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Ordered By The WBC Manager: GGG Avoided Derevyanchenko on 5/5 & They Know It Photos: Canelo Shows Off His Trimmed Down Physique Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out Gvozdyk Not Stepping Aside, Ready For Adonis Stevenson Shot Avni Yildirim vs. Lolenga Mock Set For September 15, Germany Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz Josh Taylor Confident He'll Beat Postol, Secure Jose Ramirez Shot News: Antonio Tarver, Steele Beats Upsher, Charlotte Results Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too Carl Frampton Welcomes Josh Warrington Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement