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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.

We all know that all human being commits mistakes. Floyd may be one of the Gods of boxing but he is still a human being who has its own flaws. In his recent fights, boxing experts saw the mistakes of Mayweather but his opponents just barely noticed it. Obviously, when you are on top of the ring fighting against one of the best in the sport, you won't notice some of his errors.

On September 17, Victor Ortiz will prove to the world that he is unlike other boxers Floyd has faced. He will try to capitalize on Mayweather's mistakes especially in the first few rounds were the latter tends to relax a bit and study his opponent's moves.

If Mayweather commits any mistakes, he will surely pay. Victor is very good at exploiting the flaws of his opponents. In his recent fight, he showed the world that he is a world-class boxer by defeating the previously undefeated Andre Berto and acquiring his belt. This is the same belt he will defend against Floyd in mid-September.

Sixteen months ago, in Mayweather's last fight against Sugar Shane Mosley, he was wobbled in the first few rounds because Mosley saw a lot of openings in Floyd's defense. Probably because of age, Shane was not able to finish Floyd or even knocked him out. If Victor Ortiz was on that fight, after he hit Mayweather with a solid hook straight to the chin, it would surely be lights out for Floyd.

Victor Ortiz has a heart of a champion. Even though many boxing experts believed that he is no match for the Grand Rapids, Michigan native, he is still hopeful that he can pull the biggest upset in the history of the sport.

Forty-one boxers - most of them are well-known in Mayweather's recent fights - came short in winning against Floyd Jr. They all say almost the same thing, that is, they are stronger and faster than Floyd but all of them were not successful.

Just well over a couple of weeks from now, we will see Mayweather vs Ortiz. My money is on Mayweather but I'm not really sure with my decision. Ortiz is a strong determined fighter who has a huge chance against Floyd if the latter commits a lot of errors in the early rounds.

Good luck to both fighters, may you give the boxing fans one unforgettable night of boxing.