VENTURA, California – In the life of every elite professional boxer, there comes a time, at least once, for a stellar bout assessed by pundits and the boxer himself to be the fight of his life. That is precisely how boxing experts classify Mexican-American boxer ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz’s fight against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Ironically, Victor Ortiz, the reigning WBC Welterweight Champion, guarantees that the fight in which he will defend his crown against the successful Floyd Mayweather Jr. – undoubtedly the biggest name he has faced in his career – is not even close to being his defining fight.
“This is not the fight of my life. The fight of my life was my upbringing. I come from having nothing. A difficult life in all respects,” said Ortiz, who was born in Kansas City to a Mexican immigrant couple in 1987. Ultimately, he found himself alone with his siblings and was sent to foster homes after being abandoned by his parents.
His mother was the first one to go, abruptly leaving their family for another man. Later, when he was 13 years old, his father, who had become abusive to Victor Ortiz after his mother left, also abandoned the family.
This could be a war come Saturday night and Victor Ortiz will be all out to preserve his power to Floyd Mayweather Jr. With his determination and motivation he is now looking forward to defeat the former pound-for-pound king in boxing. He never felt pressure at all and all he wants to do is to give his best and let Floyd Jr. absorb the worst betting in his boxing career. He believes that the age factor will determine in this fight and his power and speed and overall skill would simply define this fight. Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight would one of the most exciting fights of the year and if Floyd will not run and will box out..surely this fight would not last in distance.