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Monday, June 20, 2011

Ortiz skills will not be enough for Mayweather

On September 17, Victor Ortiz will take on Floyd Mayweather for the WBC (World Boxing Council) Welterweight Belt in a fight with a weight limit of 147 lbs.

Many analysts and boxers deemed Ortiz's skills not enough for the high-caliber abilities of Floyd Mayweather Jr who has an undefeated record since his professional boxing debut in 1996. Victor won five of his last six fights - the other one was a draw to Lamont Peterson in December 2010 - after the 6th round TKO loss to Marcos Rene Maidana in June 2009.

Even though his power and speed were evident in his last fight against the then undefeated Andre Berto last April, "Vicious" Victor Ortiz will have a hard time dealing with the defense and power of the undefeated Michigan native.

Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly one the best boxers today. He has an undefeated record and the only one who came close to winning against him was Oscar dela Hoya in May 2007 where the fight was scored a SD (split decision). That fight got the highest PPV (pay-per-view) record to date at 2,400,000 buys. He has won against premier boxers including Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Ricky Hatton, Carlos Baldomir and Juan Manuel Marquez.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz fight may be considered a tune-up fight for the upcoming mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao but Floyd should be very careful against this opponent. If Floyd's performance against Ortiz will be similar to his fight against Marquez, this will surely be a lopsided fight.

The younger Ortiz will have no chance at Floyd Mayweather on September 17. Only mere luck will give him the win against the villain of the sport who never showed up in his recent deposition in a lawsuit filed by Manny Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines, for defamation.

Do you agree that the abilities of Victor Ortiz will have no match against Floyd Mayweather?