Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz is 1 of the biggest boxing fights and events of the year. Taking place on September 17, 2011, from Las Vegas, NV, Mayweather vs. Ortiz is an thrilling, intriguing bout in the welterweight division. It features one of the sport's very best fighters and biggest names in a lengthy awaited return, and he's facing a powerful, young champion intent on keeping up his winning ways.
Ortiz is coming off his huge win more than Andre Berto earlier in the year. In that fight, a Fight of the Year candidate, Ortiz proved all of his doubters incorrect by knocking down Berto twice, and surviving two knockdowns, on his way to winning a 12 round unanimous choice. He took home the WBC welterweight title for his efforts, the exact same welterweight title that Mayweather utilized to hold.
Mayweather, for his part, is coming off a 16 month absence from the ring, in which he has remained in the headlines due to all kinds of drama and legal troubles. But he's focused on this fight and he's looking to make a statement to the world. He wants to face and defeat a young, difficult opponent, and he desires to get one step closer to lastly putting together the generation's mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Group Mayweather is finally talking like they want that fight, and would be eager to get it made. In case you don't believe them, think about that Victor Ortiz is a ideal tune-up for Mayweather prior to facing the Filipino icon. Ortiz is a powerful puncher, he is an aggressive fighter, he's a southpaw, and he has quick hands. These are all traits that Pacquiao has, of course, making Mayweather vs. Ortiz even much more exciting simply because of what it could imply in the future.
While individuals have criticized Mayweather's opponents and inactivity over the past few years, nobody can truly say anything bad about Ortiz. Mayweather vs. Ortiz is a meaningful fight, and Ortiz was 1 of the best opponents out there for Mayweather to fight. It ought to be an thrilling fight, there's a chance of a stunning upset, and there's a chance of even larger fights in the future.
Ortiz will need to discover a way to land 1 of his large punches, potentially hoping that Mayweather is a bit rusty or his reflexes are a bit slower with age and time. Mayweather will look to counter punch and take advantage of ample possibilities to hit the aggressive, much less skilled and less talented fighter. Make no mistake though, Ortiz is a live underdog, and one punch could alter everything.
However you believe the fight is going to play out, it should be a good one. Mayweather vs. Ortiz has great potential to be a memorable night of boxing and to be a fantastic, important fight in the sport. Be certain to be on hand for the fight on Saturday, September 17, to see how it all shakes out.
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