Floyd Mayweather is heading into his fight against Victor Ortiz the favorite to win the fight, and rightfully so, as there are many reasons Mayweather could beat Ortiz in his return to the ring after being away for over a year.
Due to his lengthy hiatus from boxing there are doubters that Mayweather can shake off the ring rust and give Ortiz his best on Saturday night.
Here are the 10 reasons why Mayweather will crush Ortiz during their WBC welterweight title fight.
The one thing that Floyd Mayweather is known best for is of course his defense, and his defensive will give Mayweather his biggest advantage against Victor Ortiz.
Ortiz is known for his slugging power, and it wouldn't be surprising if Ortiz comes out swinging, in what is the biggest fight of his young career.
If Ortiz gets to swing happy, this will give Mayweather ample opportunities to land effective counter shots, giving him the advantage in the score cards, and could also set up a knockout opportunity for Money may.
One thing that many of Floyd Mayweather's opponents have made the big mistake of is stepping into the ring with Mayweather over confident, and Victor Ortiz seems to be headed in that direction.
It is imperative that a fighter is confident of one's abilities, but Ortiz seems to be taking his confidence level overboard, and entering the dangerous waters of over confidence against Mayweather.
If Ortiz is over confident, Mayweather will be able to exploit Ortiz once thinks he can throw what he wants at will, and will be picked apart by Mayweather, becoming just another number in Money May's win column.ortiz
As Victor Ortiz prepares for the biggest fight of his career, Floyd Mayweather is training for just another fight, hoping to add another notch to his undefeated record.
Mayweather is known as the Pay-Per-View king, being apart of some of the biggest PPV events of the last decade and has been a part of 20 championship fights to Ortiz's five.
As Ortiz readies himself to step in the brightest spotlight of his career, he could be affected by the eminence hype surrounding the fight and Mayweather can use this to his advantage, as he is used to his fights being widely covered, and will be cool, calm and collect come Saturday night.
Floyd Mayweather is one of the faster punchers in boxing, and he will use his speed to frustrate Victor Ortiz through out their fight.
Ortiz isn't exactly known for his defensive prowess or counter punching skills, so Mayweather's speed will make Ortiz think twice before trying to time a counter punch in between a Mayweather flurry.
With Ortiz not being as agressive as he is known to be, he will give up all hope of winning by decsion and will have to throw caution to the wind and go for a knockout blow, which isn't exactly the best strategy agaisnt Mayweather.
In the one moment that has marred Victor Ortiz's career, in which Ortiz basically gave up siting that he was young and didn't want to take the kind of beating that could affect him later on in life.
With how precise Mayweather is, Ortiz could very well end up in the same situation in their fight Saturday night, and even considering quitting will doom Ortiz, as Mayweather will feed off that and attack like a shark sensing blood in the water.
If Ortiz isn't prepared to leave it all in the ring in the first place, why does he even think he stands a chance against one of the best boxers the sport has ever seen.
Floyd Mayweather isn't shy about letting anyone who will listen that he is 41-0 and looks to keep his loss column spotless throughout his career.
No matter what else is on the line, the ultimate motivator for Mayweather is to keep his legacy in tact, and retire an undefeated, champion of the world.
The other motivator for Mayweather as he stated on HBO's 24/7, is one of his nicknames, "Money".
Mayweather knows if he keeps winning, not only does that keep his record unblemished, it will also keep the big money rolling in.
A loss would also put his biggest payday on hold, with the ever looming Manny Pacquiao bout that may take place before the end of this decade, if were lucky.
According to CompuBox numbers, Mayweather has landed 45.7 percent of his punches over his last seven fights a far cry from what Victor Ortiz has landed in his last six fight.
Ortiz has only been able to average 31.9 percent of his punches, a number that is far to low to do any kind of damage to Mayweather on Saturday.
The fact that there are so many missed punches means more counter punching opportunists for Mayweather, which will all but end the fight before it even begins.
One thing a fighter can do to keep a counter punching fighter at bay is establish an effective jab and Victor Ortiz doesn't have anything that resembles a consistent jab in his repertoire.
According to CompuBox numbers, in Ortiz's last six fights he has only thrown 12.9 jabs per round, landing a whopping 1.4 jabs per round, which is an open invitation to Mayweather to land counter punches at will.
Every win Floyd Mayweather gets, the bigger, and more brash Mayweather's ego becomes.
Mayweather loves the spotlight, and is a very active poster on Twitter—where at the time of this article he had over 1.5 million followers—and a loss could make people who love and hate Mayweather to drift attention away from him as his "invincibility" factor will be gone.
As much as Money May likes to feed his bank account, and protect his perfect record in the ring, keeping himself relevant around the world is something that he is just as concerned with, which winning big fights helps add to his legacy.