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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.

Before we see the fight dubbed as Star Power, let's compare the two pugilists based on the tale of the tape.

The Mayweather vs Ortiz tale of the tape will give a glimpse to the boxing fans and analysts on what will happen when Floyd and Victor fight for the WBC Belt which the latter won against Andre Berto in his last fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr, 34 years old, is 10 years older than Victor Ortiz. Both boxers are rated at the highly acclaimed Welterweight Division (147 lbs). Floyd is an Orthodox while Victor's boxing stance is Southpaw.

The height advantage of Victor Ortiz is only 1 inch higher, at 5'9" (175 cm), compared to Floyd's 5'8" (173 cm) height. But this will not be much of an issue with both boxers as they are already comfortable against someone with a height difference of 1-4 inches. Mayweather Jr. has a slight reach advantage of 2 inches over Victor's 70 inch reach.

"Money" Mayweather has a clean record of 41 wins, no losses and no draw. He has scored 25 knockouts from those wins. He is a ring veteran who has boxed 299 rounds and his KO percentage is 60.98%. "Vicious" Ortiz lost twice in his professional boxing career. He has won 29 fights, 22 of which are knockouts and he has 2 draws. He is the least experience boxer compared to Floyd. Even though his KO percentage is much higher than Mayweather at 66.67%, his total number of rounds boxed is only 145.

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