Victor Ortiz defends his WBC welterweight world championship this Saturday September 17 at the MGM in Las Vegas against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Ortiz is the hero from Kansas who has risen from poverty to a chance of a lifetime. Mayweather is the famous villain who has berated opponent after opponent, before ultimately beating them.
Many want the reign of Mayweather to end and view Ortiz as the brightest beam of hope for Mayweather's first loss in a long time.
Ortiz is the younger, stronger world champion who stays active. Mayweather is the more experienced, more decorated former world champion who is coming back from yet another year-long period of inactivity.
Mayweather has had troubles with southpaws before as evident in his battle with Zab Judah back in 2006 when he almost suffered a knockdown in the second round.
Ortiz has trouble with slick boxers based on his draw he earned against Lamont Peterson during December of last year on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana.
Here's the tale of the tape:
|Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.|
|Victor "Vicious" Ortiz|
|34 years, 7 months||Age ||24 Years 8 Months|
|72 inches||Reach ||70 inches|
|Grand Rapids, Michigan USA||Hometown||Garden City, Kansas USA|
Mayweather will struggle to shake the dust in the first three to four rounds. Then he will adjust and outbox Ortiz to a unanimous decision.
The fight will not be easy for Mayweather, he will still have to be on his toes after the rough initial rounds. Ortiz has enough explosive power to end the fight at any given moment.
If Mayweather has too much rust to properly use his reflexes to give Ortiz the hell many boxing experts know he can give him, he will be dethroned and suffer his first loss.
I'm betting that won't happen and Mayweather's ready to go. Mayweather by unanimous decision, 117-111.