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Friday, September 16, 2011

World Welterweight Championship at MGM Grand, Maywheater vs Ortiz

"I believe in my skills. I believe in my talent," Mayweather said. "This fight will not go the distance."

"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


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Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO) and Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO) are incredibly different fighters. Mayweather, a slick right-hander who is in many ways small for the welterweight division, dominates foes with technique and incredible boxing I.Q.
Ortiz is a strong southpaw with power in both hands who has put every one of his opponents -- win, lose, or draw -- on the canvas. The question most have is whether or not he's truly good enough to be a real threat to Floyd. In his last fight, Ortiz was involved in a life-or-death struggle (and a great fight) in a deserved win over Andre Berto, a fighter nobody is going to confuse with Mayweather any time soon. And the fight before that, Ortiz went to a draw against Lamont Peterson.
Oddsmakers say that Ortiz will be just another Mayweather opponent when the dust has settled. 


  1. Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz Odds: Floyd 8-1 Favorite Over Victor Ortiz.

    That being said, I am backing Ortiz.

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