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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Photos and Full Fight Video Replay

Photo Credit: Chris Farina

The third fight featuring Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao ended in another controversial Majority Decision win for the latter. The photos below will show you a replay of what happened during the Pacquiao vs Marquez fight. The full fight video replay will be posted here once it is made available.

Who Won the Pacquiao-Marquez Fight?

After another 12 long rounds, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez finally went to the judge’s scorecards. The first two fights also ended in 12 rounds each and this fight is no different. This third act of the trilogy is another epic battle, which many will watch through the replay for a long time.

Who won the third Pacquiao vs Marquez fight?

Michael Buffer announced the scorecards and many were excited to hear it. The score of Robert Hoyle was read and it was 114-114, then everybody shouted. Dave Moretti's score was 114-113, and Glen Drowbridge 116-112.

The winner by Majority Decision is Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao won the second fight while the first bout ended in a draw. This is another close decision fight but Manny performed better in several rounds. He threw more punches and landed more compared to the Mexican ring warrior. He was the more active boxer while Marquez got very conservative in the late rounds.

The crowd is clearly not happy with the outcome because the venue is full of boos. Manny Pacquiao’s fans are happy but not “too happy” because this fight is still controversial. Hopefully there will be another Pacquiao vs Marquez fight but the fans wants a Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao.

Interviewed by Max Kellerman, Juan Manuel Marquez and Nacho Beristain believes, that like the first two fights, they were robbed. They strongly believed that they won this time around because Juan Manuel hit more accurate punches.

The replay video of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight will be posted on this website once it is available on video sharing websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, etc.

Live Updates, Round by Round

At 9pm Eastern Time (or 6pm Pacific Time), the third date between Filipino southpaw slugger Manny Pacquiao and Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez will be started by three undercard fights. The first will be the Cruz vs Burgos, followed by Alvarado vs Prescott, then Bradley vs Casamayor. The main event featuring Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (53 wins, 38 knockouts - 3 losses - 2 draws) and Juan Manuel “El Dinamita” Marquez (53 wins, 39 knockouts – 5 losses – 1 draw) will start at around 11pm ET.

There will be live updates on this webpage and it will be on a round by round basis. At the end of each round, the administrators will try to provide live updates to the fans so those who are not able to watch the live streaming of the fight will have the latest information. Be sure to share this most updated page to your friends so they will be able to know what happened in each round of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight.

The Pacquiao vs Marquez time has come

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez will finally perform their third act for the Pacquiao vs Marquez trilogy today. Boxing fans are excited to see the two pugilists fight for the third time atop the boxing ring. Promoted by Top Rank promotions, the fight between Manny and Marquez is for the WBO Welterweight Boxing Title, currently held by Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Overtime - Part 1 of 2

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Overtime - Part 2 of 2

Manny won the WBO Welterweight Belt from Miguel Cotto in November 2009. He successfully defended it against Joshua Clottey on March 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and against Shane Mosley on May 2011 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue Pacman will fight Juan Manuel today for the third time.

The fight, refereed by Tony Weeks, is going to be another thrilling and heart-pounding bout between two competitive warriors. Yesterday, Pacquiao tipped the scales at 143 lbs while Marquez is 1 lb lower than Manny. The weigh in of Pacquiao and Marquez was attended by over 5,000 fans.

The first time, Juan Manuel encountered Manny in a boxing match was in 2004 at the featherweight division. Marquez, who was floored in the first round, managed to end the fight in a draw. The second time JuanMa and Pacman fought in a boxing match was in 2008 and this time it was at the super featherweight division. Manny managed to win via split decision making the third round knockdown the difference of the second fight.

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez is one of the biggest boxing events of the year. It is predicted to become the Fight of they Year because of the explosiveness the two boxers bring inside the squared ring.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Images of Pacquiao-Marquez weigh in

Photo Credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hours ago, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez tipped the scales. They measure their weights to check if they are not above the agreed weight limit of 144 lbs.

Manny Pacquiao comfortably weigh in at 143 lbs while Juan Manuel Marquez at 142 lbs. Both ring warriors look confident and full of excitement to fight.

Pacquiao is going to defend his WBO (World Boxing Organization) Welterweight Belt tomorrow at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Juan Manuel Marquez, the challenger agreed to have a catchweight of 144 lbs instead of the usual 147-lb weight limit for the Welterweight Division.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Promotional Videos of the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

The Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 will happen in three days and the boxing fans from all over the world are very excited to see another thrilling and heart-pounding fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Mexican Juan Marquez. As part of the promise of HBO (Home Box Office) to make this Pacquiao vs Marquez fight a success in terms of ticket sales and pay-per-view buys, HBO sports developed several videos to help in promoting the fight, which no longer needs to be hyped up because of the first two fights, which happened in 2004 and 2008.

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez first fought to a split draw in 2004. The latter suffered three knockdowns in the first round but he was able to end regain his composure and fought relentlessly in the following rounds. The first Pacquiao vs Marquez fight ended in twelve rounds and to the dismay of many fight fans, the match ended in a split draw. It should have been given to Manny Pacquiao is one judge did not score the first round 10-7 instead of 10-6 because of the clear three knockdowns scored by Manny.

The second time Juan Manuel Marquez met Manny Pacquiao was in 2008. The rematch, expected to end via knockout, finished 12 rounds. In the third round of the second Pacquiao vs Marquez fight, Manny Pacquiao once again scored a knockdown. It was in the third round but Marquez got back up and unleashed his fiery attacks at Manny. When the scorecards were announced, Manny Pacquiao won via split decision, which made the camp of Juan Manuel questioned the results because they thought Marquez performed better in the later rounds of the fight.

Photos of Manny Pacquiao's Grand Arrival in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao, a 16-year professional boxer, is confident that he will win against Juan Manuel Marquez this coming Saturday inside the luxurious MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. His opponent Marquez is also positive of pulling the biggest upset in the sport because this is the first time he trained very hard for a fight. 18-year veteran Marquez believes his training regimen including the help of his new condition coach Angel Hernandez will give him the extra boost to take on the speed and power of Pacman.

As part of the tradition of the sport, the fans inside the fight venue welcome the boxers. Named as “Grand Arrival”, the boxers will step down from their promotional buses and walk through a jam-pack crowd inside the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

All the images below are captured by Chris Farina, the official photographer of Top Rank Promotions, the promotional company that promotes both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The weigh-in of Pacquiao vs Marquez is on November 11, 2011 and hours later will be the last episode of the Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7 series.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weigh in of Pacquiao-Marquez on 11-11-11

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will have their final weigh in on November 11, 2011 or 11-11-11. Many feng shui experts believe that this is going to be a lucky day for many. Expected to weigh not above 144 lbs, Pacquiao and Marquez are going to give part of their purse to the opponent if ever they are over the agreed weight limit.

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is going to protect his WBO Welterweight Crown against Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12, 2011 inside the luxurious MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. For those who do not know, the normal welterweight weight limit in boxing is 147 lbs. Because the last time Marquez fought at the 147 lbs class - against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2009 - he did not perform well, Pacquiao agreed to make the cut a little lower for the advantage of Juan Manuel.

Marquez is consistently saying that he won the first two fights that he and Manny fought atop the boxing ring. He even wore a shirt, which has a print "Marquez beat Pacquiao twice", after winning via TKO against Michael Katsidis.

HBO 24/7 Episodes 1,2,3,4 Videos

Episode 1 - Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7

Episode 2 - Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7

Episode 3 - Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7

Episode 4 - Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Official Referee and Judges of the Pacman-Dinamita Fight

Six days to go before the much-awaited fight between Filipino Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez. Keith Kizer, the Executive Director of the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) informed the public that the official referee of the Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 is Tony Weeks while the official Judges seated at ringside are Robert Hoyle, Glenn Trowbridge and Dave Moretti.

Tapped by NSAC to be the third man in the ring in the Pacman vs JuanMa fight, the commission believes Referee Weeks is capable of making the fight exciting. He will see to it that the fight has minimum foul plays such as head butt, stepping on the foot and low blows because he sees them fast and penalize the boxer if he commits a foul.

Born on August 18, 1956 in the United States, Referee Weeks now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, minutes away from the venue of the Pacquiao vs Marquez 3.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 Time!

After the much-discussed controversial bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz, fight fans are now discussing the upcoming Pacquiao vs Marquez fight, televised on HBO Pay-Per-View. This is the third time Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez fight above the boxing ring. The first two fights were great but both of them assure the fans that the third time will be better.

Filipino southpaw slugger Manny Pacquiao fought Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004 and 2008. The first Marquez vs Pacquiao fight ended in a draw and the second fight ended in a controversial split decision victory favoring Manny Pacquiao.

Marquez, an 18-year boxing professional, feels that he won both fight. In his opinion, he performed better than Manny Pacquiao even though he suffered four knockdowns in the two fights.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Boxing needs "winner-takes-all" not "guaranteed purse"

Last Saturday, we all saw that scandal done by Floyd "Money" Mayweather and "Vicious" Victor Ortiz to the sport of boxing. Millions of boxing fans around the globe, who watched the fight, say that it was a scripted or staged or drama fight because of several reasons.

A clear indication that the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight was a scripted fight is that Ortiz, who used to be a clean fighter in all of his previous fight, took off like a NASA spaceship after he cornered Mayweather. Using his head, he clearly hit him in the chin and Floyd responded as if he was very hurt. Referee Joe Cortez stopped the action and Ortiz hugged and kissed Floyd, which is gay thing to do for a fighter of his type. Cortez brought Ortiz to the middle of the ring (and Floyd to the corner) to deduct a point to the scorecards.

Now all three were in the middle of ring. Victor continue to apologize to Floyd and tried to hug him again which is still very unorthodox for a fighter, even a young 24-year-old, to do. Before Cortez was able to say "fight" or "go" because he was still looking at the judges or timekeeper, Mayweather hit Ortiz with a left-hook and right-straight - both punches, in my opinion, don't look very strong to KO the likes of Ortiz - and Victor went down to the canvass easily. Cortez then reacted to the knockdown by counting from one to ten and Victor no longer stood up.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Results, Replay and Reaction

The mega-event that featured undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mexican-American Victor Ortiz was a success except for, in my opinion, the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight. Even though many are not happy with the outcome of the main-event, boxing fans still appreciate the very entertaining fights, end results and who won.

The first televised fight was the Vargas vs Lopez fight. Vargas managed to win against Lopez by SD (split decision) in a very entertaining fight. The official cards were 95-94 Lopez, 96-93 Vargas and 95-94 for Vargas but many thought Lopez won the fight.

After a slow start, Mexican-legend Erik Morales came back to life in the middle rounds. He now won his fourth weight division title as he pound down undefeated 21-year-old Pablo Cesar Cano in a bloody fight. Because Cano can no longer continue to handle Morales' barrage of punches, referee Kenny Bayless decided to stop the fight in the 10th round.

It is Fight Time!

Mayweather vs Ortiz fight time is finally here. Answered today will be the many questions boxing fans around the world wants to know. Will Mayweather still be the same veteran boxer and win against a young southpaw? Will Ortiz pull an upset on fight night and retain his crown?

It is fight time and there is no stopping it. Trending in Facebook, Twitter and Search Engines right now are topics about Mayweather vs Ortiz (held at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada) and the heavy undercard that includes Alvarez vs Gomez (held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California), Morales vs Cano (MGM Grand) and Lopez vs Vargas (MGM Grand).

Because the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight happens today, the weekend after the Mexican Independence Day, Mexican boxing fans will surely fill the two sites that will hold the events. Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favorite and the betting odds are in the middle of -600 and -800. Five months ago, Victor Ortiz may have won and acquired his WBC Welterweight belt against Andre Berto but he is still the underdog with betting odds between +400 and +525.

The long wait is finally over, Mayweather and Ortiz fights today

Announced first in April 2011, the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight will finally happen today. After Victor Ortiz's (29 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws, 22 knockouts) win against previously undefeated and reigning WBC Welterweight title-holder, Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather Jr (41 wins, 0 loss, 25 knockouts) climb up the squared circle and presented himself to be the next opponent of the newly crowned champion.

The long wait is finally here. Mayweather versus Ortiz will happen tonight inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Boxing fans are already anxious to hear Michael Buffer, the ring announcer, to deliver his popular boxing spiel - "Are you ready to rumble?"

The betting odds of boxing are all favoring undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr but 24-year-old Victor Ortiz is unfazed of his underdog status. He is confident that after the fight, he will still be the WBC Welterweight Champion of the world.

Tonight, catch the round by round live updates on the Ortiz vs Mayweather mega-fight. It is expected that that jam-packed crowd inside the venue and the millions of fans watching on HBO live streaming will be entertained by the fireworks performance of the two boxers and their undercards.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Official Weights and Photos

In front of a jam-packed crowd, the boxers featured in the Star Power event finally tipped the scales to show the boxing world their official weights prior to the fight. Notable people who joined the boxers in the weigh-in were Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya and CEO Richard Schaefer, Michael Buffer as the announcer, Keith Kaizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the official weights and Jose Sulaiman, the president of World Boxing Council.

Official weights:
Jessie Vargas - 142 lbs vs. Josesito Lopez - 140.5 lbs
Erik Morales - 140 lbs vs. Pablo Cesar Cano - 140 lbs
Victor Ortiz - 147 lbs vs Floyd Mayweather - 146 1/2 lbs

Fight Analysis

The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight is very much in the air now. Many boxing fans waited for Floyd Mayweather's comeback fight - and they were expecting it to be against Manny Pacquiao - but Floyd chose another southpaw, Victor Ortiz. Searches at Google about Ortiz vs Mayweather is very overwhelming now, we can really see the increase in the search results in the United States and other parts of the world.

Floyd Mayweather's patented shoulder-roll defense will surely frustrate Victor on Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz fight night. Even though their camp reviewed the tape repeatedly, Mayweather's defense will still be the best in the sport. "Pretty Boy" used to be the moniker of Mayweather because no one has really dismantled his face yet. One opponent after another, Floyd has used the shoulder-roll as a technique to deny the onslaught oppositions' give him.

Danny Garcia believes that there is a solution on Floyd's shoulder-roll and that is to bring him to the ropes. Ortiz will then fight in close distance. If Victor can make it a phone-booth fight, he has a chance of landing a huge uppercut that can surely hurt Mayweather.

As much as we wanna see Mayweather get washed, I don't think it's likely to happen against Ortiz

Numerous boxing fans believed that Victor Ortiz would be "Vicious" enough to hand Floyd "Money" Mayweather his first defeat in his 16-year professional boxing career. I know a lot of boxing fans out there agree with me that as much as we want to see the undefeated American suffer his first loss, it is less likely to happen on Saturday in the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr may be the villain of the sport but he has also made it what it is today - $70 for HD (High Definition) pay-per-view, not giving the fans what they want by not fighting Pacquiao, long absences from the sport is still fine, random drug testing and a lot more. Obviously, he is one of the best boxer-promoters of this generation who knows how to promote his fights blatantly - including the upcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz.

Mayweather's date with Victor Ortiz is on Sept 17 at 6pm Pacific Time (or 9pm Eastern Time). The event dubbed as Star Power features entertaining undercards' Alvarez vs Gomez, Morales vs Cano and Vargas vs Lopez. Mayweather vs Ortiz will be the main event.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photos of Star Power Grand Arrivals

The Grand Arrival, which has now become a tradition in the sport, has been a great help in the final stretch of promoting a fight to the public. This activity is believed to help in the ticket sales and HBO PPV sales. This time it will be Floyd Mayweather, Victor Ortiz and the undercards who will benefit from this event.

The Grand Arrival allows fans to take photos and autographs from their favorite pugilists that will join the event titled as Star Power. The activity was held last Tuesday, Sept 13 at the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel. Fans are now dying to see the upcoming mega-fight.

The Ortiz vs Mayweather fight is on Saturday, Sept 17 at the MGM Grand Arena. The Mayweather vs Ortiz weigh-in will be tomorrow, Sept 16 at 2:45pm Pacific Time.

All Photos are owned by Gene Blevins/HoganPhoto

Final Press Conference Photos

The final press conference of the upcoming mega-event featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz was held last September 14, 2011 inside the luxurious MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Included in the undercard are Alvarez vs Gomez, Morales vs Cano and Vargas vs Lopez. This will be a double-site pay-per-view event - MGM Grand Arena and Staples Center - which starts at 9pm Eastern Time / 6pm Pacific Time. The date of Mayweather vs Ortiz on Sept 17 will be for the WBC Welterweight Title.

All Photos are owned by Gene Blevins/HoganPhoto.

Greatest Hits of Victor Ortiz by HBO Sports

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz has recently risen to stardom after defeating one of the best full-pledge welterweights in the sport of boxing, Andre Berto, last April. His hard childhood living without the care of his real parents almost half of his life has made him become what he is today - a real fighter inside and outside the boxing ring.

The Mayweather-Ortiz fight is coming very soon and both fighters are confident that they will win. Undefeated Floyd Mayweather may have the bragging rights because of his forty-one straight wins without any loss but Ortiz is determined to derail the American come fight night. When they fight atop the squared circle inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, it will surely be fireworks. The entertainment factor of both pugilists is so high that fans do not want to blink their eyes to avoid missing any action.

Fueled by an entertaining hard-punching style and one of the most intriguing and heartrending stories of any fighter in boxing, Victor Ortiz has emerged as a star in the welterweight division with super big fights now on the horizon for him.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Greatest Hits of Floyd Mayweather by HBO Boxing

Three more days to go and fans are very anxious to see boxing icon Floyd Mayweather fight on top of the squared circle again after 16 months. He will face Victor Ortiz who will put his WBC Welterweight Belt on the line. The Mayweather vs Ortiz event will be held inside the luxurious MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.

Undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather always use his bragging rights to promote all of his recent fights. Many dubbed him as the Cash Cow of the sport because he, with Oscar de la Hoya, has achieved the highest number of pay-per-view sales so far which totaled to 2.4 million buys in 2007.

Through forty-one consecutive wins in his professional career, analysts say that there is no blueprint of defeating Mayweather at his time of his career. But included in his brilliant record are some curiously long absences from the ring.

Floyd Mayweather has built the reputation as #1: perhaps the finest fighter of his generation and #2: as one of the greatest defenders in the history of the sport.

Is Mayweather a Cash Cow or a Cash Coward?

It's only three more days to go before the much-awaited Star Power event which features American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Mexican-American boxer Victor Ortiz. They will fight for the WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Title at a weight limit of 147 lbs; anyone who weighs beyond the limit will give a percent of his guaranteed purse to his opponent.

This upcoming event will be Floyd Mayweather's comeback fight after not fighting for sixteen long months which made his huge number of followers suffer so much. He last fought and won against Shane Mosley in 2010. After the fight, enthusiasts and fans were one on saying that Floyd should fight Manny Pacquiao next. After a couple of months, the undefeated Mayweather told the world, through an unknown interviewer, that he will be taking a 2-year off from the sport of boxing.

Probably because of fear, Mayweather has always provided excuses so he will not fight Pacquiao, who has a huge chance of defeating him. Pacquiao vs Marquez is on November 12 and boxing fans are hoping that Manny and Floyd will win their respective fights

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

International Broadcasting

The upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz is already in the air and you can really see the increase on the number of searches in Mayweather vs Ortiz will be on September 17 inside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It will be televised on HBO Boxing pay-per-view which will be made available in over 15 million homes worldwide.

HBO is not the only company to televise the fight. Because of the efforts of Golden Boy Promotions, a company owned by Oscar de la Hoya, over a dozen networks decided to broadcast the fight this Saturday (which will be Sunday, September 18th in other parts of the world).

In the United Kingdom, the broadcaster will be Primetime Live and the feed costs 14.95 pounds. They are expected to sell the second largest PPV, after the United States. For a comprehensive list of International Broadcasting Networks, please refer to the list below:

Fight results forecast, Mayweather will win versus Ortiz

Over eighty percent of boxing fans from all over the world believe that the results of the Ortiz vs Mayweather fight on Saturday, September 17th is easy to predict. Many agree that the fight will be won by undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather, whose professional boxing career started on October 1996, is one of the few boxers who have won more that forty times and still remained unbeaten. He is very proud of his achievements, not only as an undefeated boxer with six world championships, but as a father to his children and owner of a foundation.

Many see Floyd as an arrogant person; and in fact, I also think he is. He is one of the few boxers who really know how to sell an event even if it includes blatantly promoting the fight which includes scuffles during the face-off in a press conference and trash-talking in the promotional videos.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Floyd commends HBO on third episode of 24/7

Considered by many as one of the most outspoken boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr expresses his happiness, through his official Facebook page, by telling the world how he was delighted by Episode 3 of 24/7 - Mayweather vs Ortiz developed by HBO Sports.

Most fight fans also agree that the production result of Part 3 of the award-winning reality TV series was really fantastic.

"I want to thank the entire HBO staff for doing a wonderful job and redeeming themselves on 24/7 this week. I enjoyed the show very much," Mayweather exclaimed in his Facebook account. The Mayweather vs Ortiz 24 7 Episode 2 distressed Mayweather because he is tired of seeing the rugs-to-riches story of Victor.

"To all fans thanks for the support and keep tuning in to 24/7. PPV is available for the fight right now. Purchase it early for better prices," Mayweather added. He wants the boxing fans to see his much awaited comeback after fighting against "Sugar" Shane Mosley, 16 months ago.

Official Referee and Judges

After the release of the much improved Part 3 of HBO's 24/7, fans were very satisfied with the results or outcome of this newly produced episode of the award-winning reality TV series. Next week, Mayweather vs Ortiz 24 7 Episode 4 will be televised on Friday September 16, hours after the Mayweather vs Ortiz weigh in Las Vegas.

The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) has finally selected the official referee and judges for the Mayweather vs Ortiz mega-bout. Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez will be the third man in the ring during the title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25 knockouts) and Victor Ortiz Jr (29-2-2, 22 knockouts). The three judges who will score the bout at ringside will be Jerry Roth, Glenn Trowbridge and Adalaide Byrd. All of the three judges are from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (United States of America).

Referee Joe Cortez was born in 1945 in New York, New York of Puerto Rican descent. He is a well-known boxing referee who has worked many notable bouts.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fight Week Media Schedule

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will happen a week from now. There will be several media events and activities that will further help the HBO pay-per-view sales of the upcoming fight.

Who do you think will be the winner of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight? Let's just wait for it to happen and see the results and replay soon.

Below is the Fight Week Media Schedule. This will help the boxing fans and media remember the dates and time of the activities.

Note: All Times Are Pacific

Sunday, Sept. 11
2:00 p.m. - Oscar de la Hoya, Victor Ortiz & Canelo Alvarez Appearances at
Fiestas Patrias - Open to the public!
Location: Plaza Olvera, 125 Paseo De La Plaza; Los Angeles, CA 90012

Morales vs Cano - Undefeated Cano replaces Matthyse to fight Erik

Fellow Mexican, Pablo Cesar Cano was recently tapped by Golden Boy Promotions to fight Erik Morales in one of the undercards of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight. He will be the replacement of Lucas Matthyse who is currently ill due to a viral infection and can't continue with his training camp schedule for the upcoming fight.

The date and time of the Floyd Mayweather versus Victor Ortiz fight, titled as Star Power, is on Saturday, September 17th at 9pm ET or 6pm PT.

The undefeated 21-year-old replacement boxer is a light welterweight who hails from Tlalnepantla, Mexico City, Mexico. Also known as "El Demoledor", Pablo Cesar Cano is expected to be one of Mexico's fast-rising stars which include Saul Alvarez, who is also part of the undercard of this split-site event; Alvarez vs Gomez will be at the Staples Center.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Has Ortiz developed his footwork and lateral movements?

The scheduled date of undefeated American Floyd Mayweather versus current WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz is fast approaching. Eight days from now, the sun on September 17 will come out from the horizon and we hope that both talented fighters will wake up confident and strong for their fight in the evening on that day at 9pm Eastern Time (6pm Pacific Time).

Based on the Mayweather vs Ortiz tale of the tape, there are really no significant advantage one boxer has over the other. The only thing that separates Floyd Mayweather Jr from Victor Ortiz is his experience inside the ring; his age is 10 years older than the 24-year-old young champion.

According to many boxing fans, "Vicious" Victor Ortiz needs to improve on his hunting ability, which includes his footwork and lateral movements. He needs to get better in his short and compact punches, so he can exchange punches with the slick Floyd Mayweather. If the compact punches land on Floyd's body it will surely have a devastating effect even if parried or blocked. In Ortiz's previous fights, many have seen that he still throws wild swings. These types of punches, even though they can hurt, can be easily read by the intelligent ring veteran. It can be easily evaded and countered by Floyd.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Video - Preview of September 17 mega-event

Mayweather vs Ortiz fight preview:

"I said it when I was nine years old, one day I'm a be world champion," WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz said. "And that day I'm gonna also beat Mayweather for the first time ever. I said this when I was nine. I didn't just say this last week, a month ago, three months ago. I said this when I was nine years old... That career is over, mine has just begun."

WHAT? Are you kidding me Victor Ortiz? Are you telling us lies?

Here's the thing - Mayweather's professional debut was on October 11, 1996 versus Roberto Apodaca. That was the same year Ortiz was nine years old. Floyd was a "nobody" during that time in the professional boxing scene because he hasn't proven yet what he has proven today. And Ortiz is telling the world through the HBO video below that he was already aiming for a championship fight against Floyd Mayweather when he was nine? Oh, come on. We know you can hype-up the fight more than that...

Underdog Victor is positive of win versus Floyd

Even though "Vicious" Victor Ortiz is the current World Boxing Council Welterweight title-holders, he is still the huge underdog coming into this fight against Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather.

Ortiz is confident of pulling one of the greatest upsets in the history of boxing on September 17 in Las Vegas. He is looking for a knockdown because he knows if the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight goes the distance, Mayweather may get the better of him. He acknowledges his opponent's achievements in the sport and knows that he will be up against one the most intelligent fighters of all time.

Floyd Mayweather Jr used to be the pound-for-pound king of boxing. He vacated the throne because it was already over a year since he last fought and won inside the squared circle. He is undefeated at 41 wins (25 knockouts) and he believes the skills of Victor won't be enough to overpower him. He sees his opponent as boxing's newest star but he is also confident that his light will shine brighter on fight night and bring home the WBC welterweight title.

Ortiz is prepared of Mayweather's dirty tactics

Pugilists Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz Jr are both known to play fair and square. But on September 17, fair and square may no longer be the name of the game. Ortiz believes that Mayweather may have some dirty tricks in mind to avoid his vicious attacks.

Victor Ortiz is a southpaw just like Filipino boxing icon and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. He believes Floyd hand-picked him because he is a lefty and his power is comparable to Manny. He doesn't want to be considered as a tune-up fighter because, not only he is the current WBC welterweight title-holder, he has a huge possibility of winning against the undefeated American boxing king.

Ortiz vs Mayweather fight is coming soon and boxing fans all over the globe are very much excited to see this super-fight even though experts predicted this fight as another win for Floyd.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Confident Mayweather bets Ortiz and Oscar $2.5-M each

Obviously because of his clean record as a boxing professional, Floyd Mayweather Jr is over-confident that he will win on Sept 17 against current World Boxing Council Welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz Jr.

"If Victor Ortiz believes in himself and Oscar De La Hoya believe in Victor Ortiz, I bet 'em both $2.5 million a piece," according to Floyd as he took a short rest from punching the heavy bag. He told the media and fans who were in front of him that he's more than willing to see just how positive his opponent Victor Ortiz, as well as his promoter Oscar de la Hoya, really are concerning their odds to be the first to break his clean undefeated record.

During the media workout yesterday, Floyd looked sharp and confident of his win in the upcoming Ortiz vs Mayweather fight ten days from now. After he told everyone about the bet, the room immediately went soundless as Floyd made it apparent that he's being serious about his offer.

Mayweather looking sharp during media workout

Undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr opened his doors to the fans and the media yesterday evening for an open workout prior to his forthcoming fight against Victor Ortiz Jr on Saturday, September 17th live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This will give the fans and media a glimpse of how ready he is for the upcoming mega-event titled as Star Power. Mayweather personally hand-picked Ortiz after seeing the latter acquired the WBC Welterweight Belt against previously undefeated Andre Berto in April. Floyd was excited to tell Victor that he wants to fight him next, give the fans an entertaining fight and give him a good percentage of the total money the whole event will make.

Floyd Mayweather vs Ortiz is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, a company owned by Mexican-American Oscar de la Hoya. It will be co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions, the promotional company of Floyd, together with HBO PPV and MGM Grand.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Why Ortiz, not Cotto, Margarito or Pacquiao for Mayweather?

We all know that Floyd Mayweather Jr won against prime boxers in recent years, except probably on his last fight against old Shane Mosley, who is already at the twilight of his career. Years ago, Mayweather fought against highly-skilled popular boxers including previously undefeated Ricky Hatton from England, Mexican-American Oscar de la Hoya, and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez among many others. In all of his 41 fights, Mayweather was victorious and no doubt he will be a future hall of famer because of this huge success.

The question that still lingers on my mind right now - and many other boxing fans out there - is that why Victor Ortiz? The simple answer to this question is that Mayweather chose Ortiz because he saw the latter's performance last April 16, against the then undefeated Andre Berto and got the WBC Welterweight Belt. And since Floyd wants to get that belt, he challenged Victor to fight him at the MGM Grand Arena less than a couple of weeks from now in the fight dubbed as Star Power: Ortiz vs Mayweather to be televised on HBO pay-per-view.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mayweather unhappy with HBO and Ortiz on 24/7 Episode 2

According to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, he is unhappy the way HBO (Home Box Office) produced the Episode 2 of the award-winning reality TV series 24/7.

"I was very unhappy with the second episode of 24/7. HBO needs a new editor. The network does not show the real entertainment," according to the American pound-for-pound king in his Twitter account. He is dead beat of seeing the spotlight being sited on the struggles that Victor Ortiz had to overcome. When Ortiz was 7 years old, his mother left the family. His father also left the family when he was 13 years old because of alcohol addiction. What's left was his older sister and younger brother, Temo, who is always with him to help.

In the Mayweather vs Ortiz 24 7 Episode 2 video, HBO was still telling the world how difficult it is for Ortiz to climb to the top and be hailed as the WBC Welterweight Champion. It also showcased the training camp of Ortiz together with his trainer Danny Garcia, the brother and neighbor of Robert Garcia.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Order of events for Mayweather vs Ortiz PPV fight

First off will be minor fights (not televised) which will commence the upcoming fight between Mexican-American Victor Ortiz and undefeated American Floyd Mayweather. The first televised bout will be the Josesito Lopez vs Jessie Vargas fight. It will be the first of four fights to be broadcasted on HBO pay-per-view.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz mega-event, dubbed as Star Power, will be a split-site coverage because another young Mexican rising star will fight in the co-main event.

Lopez (29-3, 17 KOs) and Vargas (16-0, 9 KOs) will face off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will be followed by a fight featuring Mexican Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KOs), a three-division titleholder versus hard-punching Lucas Matthysse (28-2, 26 KOs) for the vacant WBC junior welterweight belt. Morales vs Matthyse will also be held inside the MGM Grand.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Video: Floyd Mayweather fight speak

Undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr discusses about his ring strategies in his fights with the previously undefeated Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton and Mexico's number one boxer Juan Manuel "El Dinamita" Marquez as he prepares to face Victor Ortiz for the WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Belt. Mayweather vs Ortiz will be on Saturday, September 17th only on HBO pay-per-view.

"In the Hatton fight, Ricky was all coming to play a lot of pressure - because every fighter has a game plan to apply a lot of pressure. Pressure, pressure, pressure. My thing is just to be me. Be the Floyd Mayweather and stick to what I've been doing," said Mayweather who knocked Hatton down in the 11th round of their fight. "I felt in my heart once I dropped him then he got up, I feel that the fight was over. When he got up he's still was kinda weary. I'm glad that Joe Cortez gave him the chance to keep fighting - a guy who has fought his whole life to get to that point - you got to give him a chance, you got to give him the opportunity."

Struggles in life brought Ortiz on top

All of his life, Victor Ortiz has fought the big fights - most of them outside of the boxing ring - and he won almost all of them. He is the second of three children of Mexican parents who went to Garden City, Kansas where a large number of about 27,000 Mexicans live today.

Victor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr on September 17 in Las Vegas and many of his neighbors are expected to fly with him and support when he defends his WBC Welterweight Belt in the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight.

Victor was just seven years old when his mother left the family. When he was thirteen, his father also left them because of alcohol addiction.

First five rounds crucial for Ortiz to beat Mayweather

Everyone knows "Vicious" Victor Ortiz is an all-out fighter who doesn't back out from any exchange of punches. He scored a knocked against most of his previous opponents inside the ring. Many boxing analysts and fans believed that the only way for him to win against Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr is to give everything he's got in the first five rounds of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight. Experts predict that Mayweather will win but this will be a very entertaining fight.

The first few rounds of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight will be very crucial because both pugilists still have solid strong punches that can KO the opponent with just one punch. Mayweather is expected to study the moves and punches of Ortiz in the first two rounds so he can work on his game plan in the middle rounds until the end of the fight.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Only way for Ortiz to win is by KO

A lot of boxing lovers out there believed that underdog Ortiz has a chance to win against heavy-favorite Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to many comments found on forums and other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Victor Ortiz can win against Floyd if he goes for the KO. If the fight goes the distance, it will be a sure win f Mayweather because he has better defense and throws accurate punches.

Knockout artist Victor Ortiz is one of the few boxers today that still has the killer instinct. In his 29 wins, 22 are won via stoppage. He has a higher KO percentage compared to American Floyd Jr.

Aaccording to boxing fan Eddie Pullman, Victor Ortiz must KO Floyd Mayweather Jr or he will lose on the score cards, round after round. Ortiz has the power to get it done but he cannot outbox Floyd. So if Ortiz does not KO Floyd, it's another victory for Mayweather.

Fans are already excited to watch Floyd vs Victor

It's the first day of September and many of the boxing fans all over the world are already excited to see the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight is just around the corner. It will happen atop the squared circle inside the majestic MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on September 17, 2011. Victor, who recently won the WBC Welterweight from Andre Berto last April 16, will defend his belt against the undefeated Floyd Jr.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr is a future hall of famer because undisputedly he is one of the best in the sport today, if not of all time. He is returning to the ring after 16 months of inactivity from the sport because many of his boxing fans around the globe are anxious to see him fight again. Although many are expecting him to fight Manny Pacquiao when he returns, he chose Victor Ortiz instead.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ortiz can win if he capitalizes on Floyd's early round mistakes

Many of the boxing fans around the globe are not really convinced that Victor Ortiz can win against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr on September 17. Victor is the heavy underdog in the forthcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight even though he is the current WBC Welterweight Winner who is going to defend the belt.

Two weeks and a half more to go, Floyd Mayweather will once again prove to the world that he is the pound-for-pound king, comparable to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather is undoubtedly the best when it comes to defense and the only one who came close to beating him was Mexican-American Oscar de la Hoya.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Wrong den with the wrong lion," Victor Ortiz to Floyd

In a recent video production released by HBO Sports, a sub-company of Home Box Office, "Vicious" Victor shares his mindset with Chris Mannix, a renowned sports writer from Sports Illustrated, as he trains for the biggest fight of his career against undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.

Victor Ortiz is the current WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Champion. He won this championship belt from previously undefeated Andre Berto last April and Floyd was watching him at ringside. Mayweather saw the potentials of Ortiz and decided to settle a fight. The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight is scheduled in September and this will be the 16th month since Mayweather last fought in a boxing event.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

First look at HBO's 24/7

A large number of boxing fans are already excited to watch Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz fight atop the squared circle inside the luxurious MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight is conceived to be the biggest fight of 2011, which will acquire greater pay-per-view buys compared to the forthcoming Pacquiao vs Marquez fight in November 12.

HBO recently released a short 2-minute video production which features Floyd Mayweather. The undefeated boxer is helping in the promotion of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight because his company, Mayweather Promotions, is involved with this. Mayweather provided the fans a glimpse on what to see on the 24/7 Episode 1 Mayweather-Ortiz so that the fight fans won't have any reasons to miss it tomorrow, August 27 (US time) at 10 pm. There are also 24/7 replays at CNN for those who missed the award-winning videos.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Floyd Mayweather versus Victor Ortiz coming this September in Cinemas

In a hit evening of boxing, unbeaten Six-Time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr will take on the prevailing WBC Welterweight World Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz in cinemas. Star Power: Mayweather vs Ortiz Fight will be live on Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.

Sent out in high definition right from the MGM Grand Arena in Sin City to more than 380 moviehouses across the country, this amazing Mayweather vs Ortiz welterweight showdown offers supporters a ringside seats to witness boxing's number one super star against the sport's freshest star in one ring.

At the same time taking place on Mexican Independence Day Weekend, Star Power: Floyd Mayweather versus Ortiz will include a second main event via Staples Center found in L. A. along with developing Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez protecting his WBC super welterweight championship title against former star Alfonso Gomez. In the exciting under card fight, Three-Division World Champion and upcoming Hall of Famer Erik Morales is going to aim to end up being the very first Mexican to secure a title in four weight divisions when he encounters vigor punching Argentine Lucas Matthysse towards the available WBC super lightweight championship from the MGM Grand Arena.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Simple and Easy Warm-up for Mayweather Jr?

Ever since Floyd widely declared his fight with Victor Ortiz, there has been a lot of debate as to whether or not Victor Ortiz is indeed a worthwhile opponent. Mayweather vs Ortiz will be on September 17.

Ortiz is returning from his most impressive fight so far and is the present WBC Welterweight Champion. Hence, the 24 years old Kansas native fighter is as self-assured just like any in boxing and truly feels that he can win a scrap with Floyd Jr.

His fight with Andre Berto not just showed us that Ortiz definitely has the heart and intellectual strength, additionally it proved what his trainers sensed all throughout; that Victor Ortiz belonged within the welterweight division.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Will Ortiz knock Mayweather out on Sept 17?

Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22KOs), the current WBC Welterweight Champion, will face Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25KOs) on September 17 in Las Vegas. He will put his belt on the line and he will do everything to bring it back home after the fight.

Victor, who became popular after defeating the undefeated Andre Berto in April of this year, is predicted to start strong in the forthcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight. He is predicted to be a patient boxer in the first and second round and will be all out in the following rounds. He expects to win by stoppage because he knows if the fight goes the distance his chance of winning is very small.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pre-fight weigh-in results

Exactly one month to go before the much awaited Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz tipped on the scales to measure their current weights. This is a 30-day mandatory weigh-in to ensure that the expected weight loss of the fighters will be safe & healthy.

The upcoming fight, dubbed as Star Power: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz, is set happen on September 17, 2011. It will be a split-site event because the Alvarez vs Gomez, one of the major undercards of this fight, will be settled inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mayweather is not looking past Ortiz

Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr believes that his upcoming bout versus "Vicious" Victor Ortiz will be very difficult. He knows Ortiz is a strong agile young fighter who recently won against an undefeated heavy bomber, Andre Berto. Floyd Jr is very much focused on the upcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight and he has no reasons why he should start thinking of his next opponent after this fight.

There were reports coming out that Floyd will fight Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in 2013. But are you really sure the fight will happen? Unless there's a signed contract and the press tour has started, the mega-fight between boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr and Pacman won't happen.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fight will be comparable to Floyd-Hatton

Many boxing experts predicted that the forthcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will end via a late round stoppage or a unanimous decision; most of them are in favor of the undefeated Floyd Jr to win. Mayweather, who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, now lives and trains in Las Vegas, where the fight dubbed as Star Power: Mayweather vs Ortiz will happen on September 17, 2011.

Based on the predictions, this mega-event, which is expected to garner over a million pay-per-view buys, will be comparable to Floyd Mayweather vs Ricky Hatton.

The Mayweather versus Hatton fight which happened on December 8, 2007 was one of the most entertaining fights in recent years.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ortiz has higher KO percentage than Mayweather

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz, who used to be 'nobody' in the boxing world, has suddenly become boxing's newest star because of hyping the upcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight. Ortiz won against the undefeated Andre Berto in April and acquired the WBC Welterweight Belt.

Ortiz [won 29 (KO 22) + lost 2 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 33] has a higher KO percentage compared to Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather Jr [won 41 (KO 25) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0 = 41]. At 66.67 %, he is much better than Floyd's 60.98 knockout percentage. Victor is one of the most entertaining boxers today. He showed the world, in his recent fights, that he is one of the best in the 147-lb division.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Short promotional video - Floyd Mayweather Jr

Below is a short video of Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr, an undefeated professional boxer, who will face "Vicious" Victor Ortiz on Saturday, September 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This short promotional video developed by the producers of HBO 24/7 will help boost the ticket sales of the upcoming big event.

Mayweather [won 41 (KO 25) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 0], who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where his training camp is also located. He is boasting that not one boxer in all of his 41 fights came close to beating him. "All 40 have tried, all 40 had a game plan - some say, oh I hit hard, oh I'm super strong," said Mayweather; and all of them lost to him.

Movie theaters will show Mayweather-Ortiz

Golden Boy Promotions, a company owned by Oscar de la Hoya who is a former opponent of Mayweather, is enduring its drive of providing their gigantic pay-per-views across movie theaters countrywide as the endorsement today established tactics to convey Mayweather vs Ortiz to the big screen.

The complete PPV will be available in HD (high definition) in almost 400 select theaters in the United States. Golden Boy Promotions teamed up once again with NCM Fathom.

Golden Boy's first pay-per-view to hit theaters was the broadcast of Marquez vs Mayweather in 2009, where Floyd Mayweather Jr won in a lopsided manner. It was followed by four more telecasts in 2010, which included Mosley vs Mora PPV last September.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CNN will broadcast HBO's 24/7 Mayweather-Ortiz Series

The first episode of the Mayweather-Ortiz 24/7 will start on Saturday, August 27. It will air at Midnight ET/PT on CNN/U.S. The regular HBO 24/7 Episode 2, HBO 24/7 Episode 3 and HBO 24/7 Episode 4 will be broadcasted on the following Saturdays except for the final episode which will be televised on Friday, September 16, the night before the Mayweather vs Ortiz mega-fight will finally happen.

HBO's 24/7 is an Emmy-Award-winning reality TV series which features the lives of both boxers - this all new four part series will be about Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz. 24/7 has earned 14 Sports Emmys for production excellence, making it the most honored sports series on television since its inception.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ring Life by HBO

Ring Life is a 12-minute video the features the lives of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz, two of the finest boxers today who will collide on Saturday, September 17 at the luxurious MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

Based on the ring life video below, boxing does not define both boxers. They have a life outside the ring which makes them happier and stronger - their families are their main source of strength.

Floyd Mayweather is one of the elite in the sport. He is an undefeated American professional boxer who has won against prime boxers including Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Luis Castillo and Arturo Gatti. Many of the boxing fans around the world are hoping that the Pacquiao vs Mayweather mega-fight will soon happen - but Mayweather is not looking past Ortiz because he knows this guy is a well-rounded boxer.

Predictions of boxing fans

During the press tour of Mayweather and Ortiz a couple of weeks ago, The Buzz, a branch of HBO's (Home Box Office) group of companies, interviewed random boxing fans in Times Square, New York and asked for their prediction and opinion on the forthcoming event. The much-awaited clash between two entertaining warriors will happen on September 17th at 9pm ET / 6pm PT and millions of boxing fans around the globe don't want miss this big showdown.

Floyd Mayweather Jr is heavily favored by the boxing fans because of his 41 winning streak without losing to anyone in his entire career in the sport of boxing. Many believed that Floyd Jr will be able to win against Victor, a much younger fighter who recently won against Andre Berto, who was a world champion and undefeated during the Ortiz vs Berto clash.

Official Poster for Ortiz-Mayweather September 17 Fight

The Mayweather vs Ortiz Official Poster has finally been released by Golden Boy Promotions, the main promoter of the upcoming fight between undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mexican-American Victor Ortiz. The mega-event which will co-feature Alvarez vs Gomez and Morales vs Matthysse will be televised on HBO pay-per-view. It is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Tecate, DeWalt and AT&T.

Because both Mayweather and Ortiz are considered to be stars, the official poster is titled as Star Power. Floyd Mayweather is one of the biggest draw in boxing today, comparable to Manny Pacquiao, while Ortiz is boxing's newest star after beating Andre Berto and winning the WBC Welterweight Belt, the same belt he will defend against Mayweather on September 17 inside the MGM Grand.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Expert Predictions on Mayweather-Ortiz Fight

Many are already frantic to see Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Victor Ortiz on September 17 inside the see-out MGM Grand Arena. The fight, titled as Star Power, will be televised on HBO pay-per-view. Boxing enthusiasts and analysts have different views of the fight but 95% are favor of Floyd winning the super-fight.

Victor Ortiz, who recently won against the then undefeated Andre Berto, will defend his WBC Welterweight Belt. The fight will have no "catchweight", it will happen at the 147 lbs division. If someone is above the weight limit, he will be penalized.

On a recent video (see below) released by HBO (Home Box Office), experts shared their predictions on what will happen in the Mayweather vs Ortiz showdown. Many predicted that Floyd will win this fight but Ortiz will give Floyd a hard time.

Oscar has formula to defeat Mayweather

Only two boxers came close to winning against Floyd Mayweather Jr., they were Oscar de la Hoya and Jose Luis Castillo. The closest to defeating Floyd Jr was Oscar in May 5, 2007 where the fight was ruled a split decision in favor of Grand Rapids native.

Oscar de la Hoya is the president of Golden Boy Promotions, a competitor of Top Rank Promotions and Don King Promotions. Oscar, even though he lost to Mayweather four years ago, said that he knows the formula to defeat Floyd "Money" Mayweather and he will reveal it to Victor Ortiz.

Undercard Alvarez vs Gomez fight prediction

One of the things that make the forthcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight very exciting is that the Alvarez vs Gomez fight will be on the undercard. The mega-event titled as Star Power will be televised via HBO pay-per-view but there will be two locations for the fights.

Saul Alvarez, a native of Jalisco, Mexico, will defend his WBC (World Boxing Council) Light Middleweight Belt against fellow Mexican Alfonso Gomez on September 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They will be the main event inside the complex but this fight (Alvarez vs Gomez) will be part of the undercard which features the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz.

Location of the Floyd-Victor Fight

For those who don't know the location of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz, it will be at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Mayweather vs Ortiz location is deemed to be the best spot to hold this mega-event in the sport of boxing because tickets, even if they are expensive, sold-out fast.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is considered as boxing's biggest star while "Vicious" Victor Ortiz is considered as boxing's newest star after beating Andre Berto and acquiring the WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Belt which he is going to defend in the upcoming September 17 fight.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Undercard Morales confirms he is crazy

Erik "El Terible" Morales, the last boxer to win against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao, believes that he will win against Lucas Matthysse on September 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. During the press conference, together with other Mexican pugilists Jesse Vargas and Josesito Lopez, he said these lines:

"I have seen a lot of comments on Facebook. People saying I am crazy and I want to confirm that I am crazy. I am crazy about what I do. This is a sport that I participate in with a lot of love and a lot of heart. People question me, but I know that I love to fight and I want to fight. I will be ready September 17. The Mexicans can have a great party and celebrate when I am victorious."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Morales vs Matthysse on Floyd-Ortiz Undercard

Jorge Barrios of Argentina was initially scheduled to fight Mexican boxing legend Eric Morales on September 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the undercard of the much-discussed Mayweather vs Ortiz fight which will be televised on HBO PPV.

Many thought Barrios' issues regarding his visa to fight in the United States will be settled. His camp was unable to resolve the issues, so Barrios is still 'barred' from fighting Morales. This is the second time the Morales vs Barrios fight fell. They were first scheduled to meet in late 2010 but the same visa issue hindered Jorge.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Golden Boy will exert extra effort in promoting the fight

The fast approaching Ortiz vs Mayweather fight is already in the air. Even though the first episode of the 24/7 series of the mega-fight has not been released yet, Golden Boy Promotions and HBO has started to promote the fight in a lot of ways already. They are pushing very hard to make this boxing event the most successful pay-per-view fight of 2011.

Schaefer is very positive that the outcome of the Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz fight will be the highest this year. Although he knows it won't achieved the same numbers as the Mayweather vs Dela Hoya fight which garnered 2.4 million PPV buys, they will try to at least reach 2 million.

Monday, August 1, 2011

HBO 24/7 Mayweather Ortiz Preview

A titan collides with a champion on an all new 24/7. Boxing superstar undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr returns to action after 16 long months. He beat "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez in his last two fights in a lopsided manner. He will face boxing's newest star and Welterweight Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz who last fought the then undefeated Andre Berto. His resurgence in the ring is rivaled only by his endurance of life. Get an all access to the Mayweather vs Ortiz training camps. And witness the journey of Ortiz's rise to the top and Mayweather's charge to stay on top as they push themselves to the limit to prepare for battle of legacy. Step into their lives before they step into the ring.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Face-off with Max Kellerman - Mayweather vs Ortiz

On September 17th live at the 17000-seating capacity MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the return of the biggest money-maker in boxing, Floyd Mayweather. He steps into the ring against the southpaw with real hand-speed and punching power, coming off a win in a fight of the year type of brawl - no, not Manny Pacquiao - this guy is bigger than Floyd Mayweather and he is in his 20s not his 30s; he is "Vicious" Victor Ortiz.

In the Face-off with Max Kellerman, Mayweather was asked why it took him so long to be back in the ring. Floyd is out from the sport for 16 long months - his last fight was against ring veteran "Sugar" Shane Mosley in May 2010. He is eager to fight again in the sport of boxing and it won't be on a tune-up fight. He always say he wants to "fight for the fans".

Press Tour Video of Mayweather and Ortiz

Before Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz laces up their gloves to fight in the bright lights of Las Vegas, HBO followed both boxers across the United States to prepare for one of the biggest fights of the year. From the heart of the big apple in New York City to Los Angeles, California both fighters hyped up their upcoming clash by telling everyone what a good fight this is going to be.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight is promoted mainly by Golden Boy Promotions and HBO-PPV. It will be a big boxing event this coming September 17 inside the luxurious MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The WBC Welterweight of Ortiz will be on the line.

Morales may fight Barrios in the Mayweather-Ortiz undercard

In his last ring appearance, against Marcos Rene Maidana of Argentina, Erik "El Terrible" Morales (51-7, 35 KO) showed the world that even at the age of 34 years old he still has the power and speed comparable to a much younger boxer. Even though he lost, he exhibited his skills and telling everyone that he is still an entertaining fighter.

It was previously announced that Erik Morales would be facing Anthony Crolla (21-2, 9 KO) of the UK on the Mayweather vs Ortiz Undercard which will happen on September 17 in the Sin City. But as the days gone by, Golden Boy have initially decided to go for Jorge Barrios, a much tougher and more experienced fighter than Crolla.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mayweather vs Ortiz Teaser Video

Less than two months to go before the Mayweather vs Ortiz bout will finally happen atop the ring inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In one of the biggest boxing events of the year, undefeated Floyd Mayweather will fight against defending WBC (World Boxing Council) Champion Victor Ortiz for the latter's welterweight belt. Floyd Jr is highly expected to win this fight - a fight which many believed to be a tune-up fight for Mayweather for his much awaited fight against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao who is scheduled for the Pacquiao vs Marquez fight on November 12.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Amir Khan wants to fight Mayweather vs Ortiz winner

Amir "King" Khan recently won against Zab Judah in a match where many believed will be a testing ground for Khan's soft chin. Amir's only loss was against Breidis Prescott in September 2009 via a shocking 1st round knockout where a solid heavy blow by his opponent hit his chin.

If given the chance to fight the winner of the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, Amir would surely step up because he knows he has a huge chance to win against any of them. With celebrated trainer Freddie Roach on his side, Amir Khan is already tagged as one of the prime boxers in the light-welterweight division - arguably next to Bradley.

Monday, July 18, 2011

After fighting Ortiz, Mayweather will still be undefeated

No doubt, Mayweather will win his fight against Ortiz this coming September 17 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in the Sin City. The fight will be televised via HBO PPV and tickets are already on sale. Even if you check the Mayweather vs Ortiz tale of the tape, there are no huge difference between the two - the big thing that separates Floyd and Victor is the experience.

Undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr is the more experienced boxer between the two. Even though many questioned him why he didn't fight Miguel Cotto or Antonio Margarito, he is still one of the best in the sport. His speed and power is comparable to Manny Pacquiao and the only thing left for Mayweather to have the greatest honor in the sport is to defeat the Filipino fighting congressman.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mayweather's tune-up fight won't be similar to Marquez's

The fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. and "Vicious" Victor Ortiz won't be close to similar to the recent tune-up fight of Juan Manuel Marquez against Likar Ramos.

Even though Floyd Mayweather Jr and his solid followers don't consider his upcoming fight as a tune-up fight for the upcoming much anticipated mega-showdown against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, many still believe that he chose Ortiz because he is a southpaw like Pacquiao.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ortiz has nothing to lose against Mayweather

Victor Ortiz, after winning against Andre Berto in April 16, 2011, is now dubbed as one of the most elite boxers in the Welterweight Division. He lost two times in his entire professional boxing career and another two of his fights were scored a draw. He will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr this September 16 inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and he will defend his WBC Welterweight Belt, the same belt he got from Andre Berto in his last fight.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, dubbed as Star Power will be televised via HBO pay-per-view and many are expecting a large output in terms of PPV and gate receipts from this fight because Floyd Mayweather Jr has not fought since winning a lopsided fight against Shane Mosley in May 2010.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mayweather, set a $100 bill on fire, could be in trouble

Undefeated American Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be in big trouble after photos of him emerged online showing him setting on fire a $100 bill. It was reported that the incident happened during a party with Lil Kim and Gucci Mane in Atlanta.

Photo Credits: TMZ / Prince Williams /

Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. placed the money on flames in the Velvet Room nightspot during the weekend. The pictures have been posted on TMZ, showing him setting the bill on fire. According to bystanders Mayweather was also seen playing with his stacks of cash.

It is unlawful to burn money and Floyd Mayweather could be in big trouble.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Roach: Mayweather won't fight Pacman after Ortiz, maybe Khan

Celebrated trainer Freddie Roach believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr will never fight his most-prized ward, Manny Pacquiao, after the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight dubbed as Star Power: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz to be televised at HBO PPV with a reality TV series 24/7 which will debut on August 27.

Roach is favoring Floyd Mayweather to win against "Vicious" Victor Ortiz on September 17. He believes the undefeated former pound-for-pound king will win via stoppage. But after that fight, he don't see any possibilities of Floyd facing Pacman. Manny Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines, is also scheduled for a Pacquiao vs Marquez fight on November 12. If both boxing stars win their respective fights, it makes the most sense to finally settle the mega-fight between Floyd and Manny.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tale of the tape

Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Sinclair on February 24, 1977), is an American professional boxer, and an active philanthropist. He is a five-division world champion, where he has won ten world titles, including the lineal championship in two different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year" winning the award in 1998 and 2007, and also Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) "Fighter of the Year" in 2007. He is undefeated as a professional boxer.

Floyd Mayweather Jr NAME Victor Ortiz
Pretty Boy/Money ALIAS Vicious
February 24, 1977 (34) BORN January 31, 1987 (24)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA BIRTHPLACE Garden City, Kansas, USA
Orthodox STANCE Southpaw
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) HEIGHT 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
72 in (183 cm) REACH 70 in (178 cm)
41 wins, 0 losses, 25 KO RECORD 29 wins, 2 loss, 2, draws, 22 KO
Super Featherweight
Light Welterweight
Super Welterweight
TITLES Welterweight
Light Welterweight

Victor Ortiz (born January 31, 1987, Garden City, Kansas) is a Mexican-American professional boxer and the current WBC World Welterweight Champion.

On September 17, 2011 at the luxurious MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in the Sin City, the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight will entertain not only the sell-out crowd watching inside the 17,000-capacity Arena but the entire world because Golden Boy has finally decided to the fight on HBO PPV.

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The upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz dubbed as Star Power is fast approaching and many boxing fans from all over the world are excited to buy the Mayweather vs Ortiz Tickets.

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz is set to defend his WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Belt against undefeated American Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ortiz has finally decided to fight Floyd after a short negotiation and a rematch clause if ever he wins against the undefeated Mayweather. Tickets to the upcoming Mayweather vs Ortiz fight are already for sale and it's almost sold-out. So hurry! Buy Now!!!

Rematch clause on fight between Mayweather and Ortiz

According to Michael Marley of, "Vicious" Victor Ortiz agreed to a rematch section in order to get the September 17 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino.

Victor Ortiz will defend his WBC Welterweight Belt against Floyd in a fight which doesn't have any "catch-weights", unlike most of Pacquiao's recent fights. He also hopes to fight Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao next year if he is able to win against the undefeated boxer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ortiz is definite that he will win against Mayweather in September. Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, also agrees that Ortiz will be the first boxer to beat Mayweather Jr.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Schaefer hype: Ortiz will beat Mayweather

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer, insists that "Vicious" Victor Ortiz will defeat Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. on September 17, 2011 at the Luxurious MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

"I don't think the (Mayweather vs Pacquiao) fight is going to happen. And I don't think that it's not going to happen because Mayweather doesn't want to do it or Pacquiao doesn't want to do it....or the split or the drug testing. I'll tell you what's going to be the reason on why the fight is not going to happen. The reason is - Victor Ortiz is going to beat Floyd Mayweather." said Schaefer in an interview with

Sunday, July 3, 2011

HBO 24/7 Mayweather vs Ortiz starts August 27

The reality TV series HBO 24/7: Mayweather vs Ortiz will start on August 27. This is the best way to promote the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz titled as "Star Power".

HBO 24/7 is a 14-time Emmy Award winner because of its awe-inspiring ways to feature the lives of the boxers. This will be its 10th time to promote a mega-fight and fans are expecting new ideas and techniques in the ways the production team will handle the promotion.

As announced by Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports, there will be an all-new four-episode, all-access series which will debut on Saturday, August 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The HBO 24/7 series will go behind two elite fighters in one of boxing’s most cutthroat divisions as they prepare for their captivating pay-per-view face-off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17, 2011.

Erik Morales on Mayweather vs Ortiz Undercard

Erik "El Terrible" Morales has finally declared his next fight. He will be part of the undercard of the much-discussed fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz this September 17 on HBO pay-per-view.

Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KO), the last pugilist to win against ring icon Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, will fight UK lightweight Anthony Crolla (21-2, 9 KO). The fight is expected to be at the 140-pound weight class.

In his last fight against Marcos Rene Maidana, Erik Morales showed the world that he still has the power and speed even at the age of 34. He gave Maidana a hard-fought fight after suffering a hard-punch, which led to the large lump on top of his eye, in the first few rounds of that fight. He was tagged as brave and fearless after that battle and many Mexicans were proud of his performance even though he lost.

Anthony Crolla, 24 years old , won the vacant British lightweight in February.