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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.