Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz: Fight Is Just a Rumor

James FoleyCorrespondent IMay 9, 2011

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. defeated Mosley by unanimous decison.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The title of the article is pretty self-explanatory. It is also the general consensus among every credible boxing journalist. Mayweather-Ortiz is no closer to being made than Mayweather-Pacquiao—it is just a rumor. Do you want a report that actually quotes a credible source on the record to refute this rumor? Okay, here ya go:


Do you want to hear the thoughts of Dan Rafael, an actual journalist, a man at the forefront of any and all boxing news, rumors and hearsay? Well, here you go, in response to a question during his weekly chat on Friday, May 6th:

"It's complete BS right now. Not true. False info. Poor reporting. Nonsense. Could Mayweather and Ortiz meet? Yes. Is there a deal or a date or a venue? NO. Let me re-phrase: NO."

I could also mention that Rafael has broken many stories of potential fights well ahead of his colleagues, in part because of a very strong relationship with Richard Schaefer, the man some of these murky columns suggest is behind the Mayweather-Ortiz fight.

Some reports quoted the esteemed Granville Ampong, who supposedly broke the news on the Yahoo contributor network. Let's get this clear: Granville Ampong has about as much inside info as I do. He is a contributor, who sits at home and writes whatever he pleases, with no regard for any journalistic standards.

Anyway, don't hold your breath waiting for that mythical press conference that Granville and our friend Leo Reyes mentioned would be upcoming any moment, any day now. I'll stick with the actual reporters like Dan Rafael and conclude that the upcoming Mayweather-Ortiz fight is "complete BS" and "nonsense."