“What’s the latest on my boy ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz?” inquired Big Steve during our morning Java at Starbucks on Western Ave.” “Is he in Las Vegas yet?”
“Vicious” Victor Ortiz has thunder in his fists when he comes to the ring. As if by request, Mother nature greeted WBC Welterweight Champion with thunder and lightning when he arrived on the private Gulfstream jet to Las Vegas Monday night. Is this a sign of things to come when he defends his title against one of the best pound for pound fighters of our era, Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. promised to meet yound Victor Ortiz in the center of the ring and to fight him. If he is true to his words could the lightning strike twice in one week in Las Vegas? The answer to that question will be revealed on September 17th when Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have a scheduled date with destiny at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. HBO Pay Per View will televise the event live.
Supremely confident champion, Victor Ortiz seemed tired of speaking about this fight when I last talked to him on Sunday in Los Angeles. He is ready to go to work.” I’ll beat him and then I’ll beat him again,” said Ortiz when I asked him if there was a rematch clause in his contract.