"It's always been me against everyone," Ortiz said. "I welcome the challenge and will rise to it, just as I have every time."
Video background and highlights of the fights by both welterweights leading to tonights match-up.
Ortiz Has Exciting Style for Mayweather Fight
LAS VEGAS September 17, 2011 (AP)
Victor Ortiz knocks people down, and he's done it every time he has stepped into the ring. He also goes down, twice in his last fight alone.
It's a pattern that can make for exciting fights. It's also a style that plays right into the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather returns to the ring for the first time in 16 months Saturday night, facing Ortiz in a fight for a piece of the welterweight title. His experience and great defense make him a big favorite, but Mayweather vows this fight will be entertaining from the opening bell.
"I'm coming straight ahead," Mayweather said. "This fight is not going the distance." ABC NEWS