Apparently Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s (41-0-0) next foe Victor Ortiz (29-2-2), knew that he could knock Floyd out since Victor was nine years old. In this video interview with FightHub TV, Ortiz talks like a true champion—humble yet aggressive and promising in his predictions.
Ortiz, while showing respect to Mayweather Jr., discusses how it’s Floyd who is at a disadvantage in their upcoming bout on September 17, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ortiz talks about his valuable assets compared to Mayweather Jr.: Ortiz believes he is the bigger, stronger, and faster man.
Is Ortiz becoming the new David Haye with his self overestimation? Selling the fight is one thing, and Haye was a genius at that, but promising the unlikely is another. Having beaten the truly untested Andre Berto (27-1-0), Ortiz seems to be on his high horse, giving himself a value that he has yet to earn.
Mayweather Jr. is the favorite and will likely dominate in their bout, and I doubt there will be many boxing fans or analysts out there who could muster up the bravery and factual information to disagree.
While there will be fellow countrymen and true fanatics who will put their money on the younger and stronger Ortiz, most of those that have solid knowledge of boxing will play it safe with Mayweather Jr.
Sure size makes a difference, and punching power is always a plus in any given fight, but it’s the ring intelligence paired together with experience and speed that dominates fights for Mayweather Jr.
I am very curious to see what Ortiz comes up with in the ring against Floyd, and whether he is going to be able to adapt to Floyd’s style. Either way, I hope the winner takes on Pacquiao sometime in 2012.