Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Video: Victor Ortiz Talks Career, Injuries, Berto Rematch

By Jeandra Lebeauf

LOS ANGELES - Former welterweight world champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto,along with undefeated featherweight contender Jorge Lara and former world champion Fernando "Cochulito" Montiel, held a press conference in Los Angeles Wednesday to discuss their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX & FOX Deportes showdowns taking place Saturday, April 30 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
 
The tripleheader of primetime action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT also features an exciting light heavyweight showdown between Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez and Thomas "Top Dog" Williams Jr.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53 and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, and are on sale now and available for purchase online at AXS.com.
 
The fighters held court at the Conga Room at L.A. Live and spoke about their respective matchups. Ortiz and Berto will tangle in a highly anticipated rematch of their 2011 battle, won by Ortiz, while the rising Lara and former champion Montiel meet in a crossroads fight that could launch the winner into title contention in a stacked featherweight division.
 
Here is what the participants had to say Wednesday:
 
VICTOR ORTIZ
 
"This is definitely the next chapter of my boxing career and I want to take full advantage of it. I'm healthy and I'm young and I'm still able to pull the trigger.

Everyone said I was a 'tomato can' who had no business being in the ring with Berto the first time. I had to go to Connecticut to get my belt and my respect.
 
"I've fought a lot of wars. I've been in battles. I broke my jaw and my wrist, that's three years right there. But my will to fight led me back. The more boxing I watched, the more upset it made me. I don't think the other welterweights are on my level.
 
"Berto blames me for his downward spiral. He thinks he has a chance this time. Always a good dream to have.
 
"I'm not going the distance this time. I'm going in 100 miles per hour, full throttle.
 
"2011 was one heck of a year. The repeat is coming on April 30 because I want another world championship. Berto is a tremendous warrior; I'll give him that. I'll be ready and I know he will be too."

ortiz-berto-rematch (10)
 
ANDRE BERTO
 
"I'm excited about this one. April 30 is going to be a tremendous night. I promise you that.
 
"The fight back in 2011, he got me. He did what he had to do to win. But this time I'm going in extremely focused and ready to take everything that I felt he took from me that night.
 
"I went to school. I failed the test and now I have the chance to ace it.
 
"He said it wouldn't go the distance last time, but I still did and I wasn't training to my full capabilities.
 
"My power and speed are still there. I'm glad this fight came about because it's going to be a great night for the fans.
 
"I'm not about running my mouth and saying stuff just for the media. I'm going to back it up in the ring.
 
"I've got to show Victor some respect because he beat me the first time. I'm big on being respectful. I respect Victor and the history of Mexican fighters, they put their blood, sweat and tears in there.
 
"This is what he asked for. So I want to make sure he knows what he's getting himself into. This isn't the same situation as last time. So we'll see it in the ring. Come out on April 30 and see me handle this business."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie Decisions Matty Askin in Very Ugly Fight Joshua Wants To Emulate Ronaldo and Pacquiao's Longevity Lawrence Okolie vs. Matty Askin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes Sergey Kuzmin Stops a Tired David Price in Four Rounds David Price vs. Sergey Kuzmin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shakhram Giyasov Stops Laguna in Five Rounds Promoter: Joshua Knows What He Faces In Underestimated Povetkin Michael Dutchover Takes Out Berman Aguilar in Five Rounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement