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Thursday, September 15, 2011

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.

Born in Garden City, Kansas and now resides in Oxnard, California, Victor Ortiz used to be under the care of Robert Garcia, the trainer of Antonio Margarito (next fight: Margarito vs Cotto), Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire (next fight: Donaire vs Narvaez) among others. Because of misunderstanding in training camp, Ortiz decided to hire the services of Robert's brother, Danny. Robert and Danny are not in good terms today and they do not mind not talking for a long time now. In most of Victor's victories, Danny was at his back training him to become one of the most ferocious beasts in the light welterweight and welterweight divisions.

In December 2008, twenty-one year old Ortiz squared off with Jeffrey Resto inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Ortiz wasted no time, showing off his power from the start of the opening round. Referee Russell Mora decided to stop the fight in the 1:19th mark of the second round. Ortiz has successfully defended his WBO (World Boxing Organization) NABO light welterweight title.

In June 2009, Ortiz met Argentinean hard-puncher Marcos Rene Maidana at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In the opening round, Victor was relentlessly attacking Maidana and successfully floored him once. Moments later, Maidana returned the favor and the slugfest was on. The pace in the second round was just as furious, Ortiz knocked down Maidana twice, and fans thought the fight would be over. Marcos composed himself and avoided the heavy bombings of Victor. Maidana recovered and turned the tide in the fifth round. A left hook created a cut over the right eye of Victor and suddenly Ortiz found himself in a situation where he has not been to before. In round six, body shots knocked down Ortiz and the cut got worst. Referee Raul Caiz Sr decided to stop the fight because of the bleeding.

In December 2009, six months after the demoralizing loss to Maidana, Ortiz looked to get things back on track taking on Antonio Diaz at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. After a slow start, Ortiz left his mark in round three. After Ortiz's big third round, he kept the pressure on by persistently throwing jabs and hooks to his opponent. A straight right hand in round six opened a cut above Diaz's eye that made his corner decide to stop the fight in the opening of the seventh round.

In April 2011, following his draw against Lamont Peterson, Ortiz squared off with previously undefeated Andre Berto. Refereed by Mike Ortega, the Ortiz vs Berto fight is one of the most entertaining in recent years. Berto suffered a knock down in round one but returned the favor to Ortiz in round two. Both Andre and Victor were down in round six. In round ten, Victor was deducted one point for hitting behind the head. The fight ended in a unanimous decision victory for Ortiz.

Please watch the video below for some of the greatest moments of Victor Ortiz's boxing career. Mayweather vs Ortiz weigh in is on September 16 while the Mayweather vs Ortiz 24 7 Episode 4 is at 9pm ET/PT on the same day.

Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz on September 17 is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

If Victor wins the Mayweather vs Ortiz event, he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao (next fight: Pacquiao vs Marquez) next.