If you follow HBO’s Boxing Drama “24/7” you’ve seen how different of lives Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz lead.
Ortiz lives and trains in Ventura, California and appears to be a humble young man. Ortiz doesn’t boast about his riches or wear flashy clothes or expensive jewelry. There is no huge entourage of people to tend to his every need and it is a tumultuous upbringing that motivates him to be the best fighter he can be. Ortiz recognizes that his fight with Floyd Mayweather is the biggest opportunity of his life.
Floyd Mayweather is anything but modest. His braggadocios’ style has earned him a legion of fans and an equal number of detractors. The life he leads is one of glitz and glamour. The only thing that may be more impressive than Mayweather’s line of luxury vehicles, expensive jewelry and lavish household are the skills he displays as a professional prize fighter.
It is these pugilistic skills that have earned Floyd more money than he could have ever imagined and also why many regard him as the best fighter of his generation.
Saturday, September 17 is the biggest fight of young Victor Ortiz’s career but for Floyd Mayweather it is just the 42nd fight in his Hall of Fame career. Floyd proudly boasted to Max Kellerman that “I’m fittin’ to go in there and destroy this kid.”
Here are five reasons why I agree with him.