Mayweather vs. Ortiz Results: Live Round-by-Round Updates and RecapSeptember 12, 2011
Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts his undefeated record on the line against world champion Victor Ortiz on September 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on HBO pay-per-view.
The 24-year-old welterweight world champion Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 knockouts) is carrying the pride of Mexico proudly on his back as he goes into the biggest weekend of his life.
The 34-year-old Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts) is coming back from a 16-month hiatus this Saturday. His last big boxing event was May 1, 2010 against Sugar Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 knockouts).
Ortiz is coming off the most impressive performance of his career in a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over former undefeated world champion Andre Berto (28-1, 22 knockouts).
Many big questions arise when looking into this matchup.
Will Mayweather be rusty at age 34 after such a long layoff?
Will Ortiz be able to continue the furious pace he's set against many of his opponents, especially against a defensive genius such as Mayweather?
Will the youth, determination and strength of Ortiz dethrone the experience, domination and agility of Mayweather?
This analysis will cover the most up-to-date prefight stories and war of words between training camps as these two warriors prepare for their clash on September 17 on live HBO PPV.