Mayweather vs. Ortiz: 10 Reasons You Need to Watch

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Mayweather vs. Ortiz: 10 Reasons You Need to Watch

This is not the fight boxing fans or the general public wanted to see.

For anyone who's been living under a rock for the last several years, I guess without 4G Internet, boxing spectators have become consumed, engrossed and any other synonym of the word "obsessed" by the potential matchup of pound-for-pound champs Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather "I'm not no" Jr.

And since Pacquiao retired Oscar De La Hoya in 2008, the demands of the boxing public have reached feverish pitches with seemingly neither Pacquiao or Mayweather going longer than 15 minutes without hearing the other's name.

So when Floyd Mayweather announced his first opponent following his year-long layoff would be Victor Ortiz, not Pacquiao, the reception was expectedly chilly at best.

For a sport which has seen its popularity amongst the masses dip dramatically since the mid-1980s, the importance of the super-fight has become the be all and end all, simply because it is the rare occasion when the casual to average sporting fan doesn't have to say, "Now who are these guys?"

Programs such as HBO's 24/7 and countless interviews may have helped ease that barrier between Ortiz and the average fan, but many may still be questioning whether they can find better things to do with their $59.99.

While I'm sure your surrounding downtowns are full of entertainment, on Saturday September 17th, there won't be a better buy than Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz.

So, yes, maybe this isn't the fight that many wanted to see, but maybe this just might be the type of entertaining and exciting fight they need.     

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