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His opponent is a young twenty-four year old champion who claims that he has waited for this opportunity to fight Mayweather since he was 9 years old.
He's fast, strong and hungry to take on the best possible opposition out there.
Since his loss to Marco Maidana in 2009, Ortiz has been out to prove to everyone that he had heart. He did so by defeating Andre Berto earlier this year.
Unlike Mayweather's last 2 opponents, Ortiz will go in for the kill when he sees it.Ortiz will know when he has you hurt and will go in for the kill in a relentless fashion.
Ortiz is going to have a lot to prove on the 17th. He's being looked at as just another block in a potential Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown and is being pushed aside by somebody who isn't even fighting Floyd. This is also the biggest fight of his life and he needs to go out there and show everybody he's ready for the big league.
Manny Pacquiao on the other hand is facing long time rival Juan Manuel Marquez who he beat once and holds a draw with in two very close and controversial fights.
While the history between the two and a trilogy looks on paper, things have changed. Manny Pacquiao is now two weight classes above Marquez and has gotten faster and stronger since the last time they fought. Also, Marquez has shown he is not to comfortable in the Welterweight division.
As of right now, the odds are heavily in Pacquiao's favor in defeating his opponent come November 12th.