Floyd Mayweather: Living Legend Will Regret Scheduling Bout with Ortiz

Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. grabs the neck of Victor Ortiz after the weigh-in for their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. and Ortiz will meet in a 12-round bout on September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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There are very few who are giving Victor Ortiz a serious chance to pull the big upset on Saturday night and beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.

The thought is that the younger, more inexperienced, less successful Ortiz won't have the tools necessary to take down Mayweather, who may very well be the best fighter in the sport.

Those that are counting Ortiz out are making a huge mistake, though. Ortiz will put up a great fight and by the time Saturday night is over, Mayweather will be wishing he had never scheduled the fight.

Even if Ortiz doesn't end up shocking the world and pulling the upset, he will push Mayweather.

Mayweather hasn't fought in 16 months and that has to be a concern against a younger fighter like Ortiz who seems as fit as they come.

At the very least, this will not be a quick match, as Mayweather seems to think it will be.

I know that Mayweather talks a lot of trash as part of his persona, but if he really believes that it's going to be a cakewalk, he is sorely mistaken.

Ortiz believes in himself and has the mentality that no one outside of his circle of trainers and friends has belief in him. A fighter with that mentality is a dangerous fighter.

When you hear Ortiz talk about his chances in this fight, you can't help but feel like boxing fans will get to see something special on Saturday. Ortiz walks, talks and carries himself like a great boxer and with a win over Mayweather on Saturday night, he can prove that he is.

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