The Voice of the People
Friday 01st August 2014,
Tha Boxing Voice
Onnit Primal Bells

Would A Mayweather-Ortiz Rematch Be A Bad Thing?

JulioGarcia Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Featured, Home Slider 2 Comments
Would A Mayweather-Ortiz Rematch Be A Bad Thing?

Floyd Mayweather has hardly ever faced anyone twice in his career. Actually only once, when he won a rematch with Jose Luis Castillo because many felt Castillo had won their first bout. Who is left for Floyd Mayweather? A fight with Manny Pacquiao seems far from being made and no one knows for sure about a fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will take place except for the fighters and the promoters.

An option for Floyd Mayweather may be the fighter he defeated in a controversial manner in September of 2011. Victor Ortiz last via fourth round KO after overly embracing Mayweather after he threw a head butt which  left a lot of questions unanswered. Ortiz was just beginning to close in on Mayweather and starting to land some shots so what would have happened as the fight wore on? We can all make predictions but no one will know without ever seeing it for themselves.

In Ortiz’ last fight he faced Josesito Lopez,  who many people felt was a stay busy fight for him to face off against undefeated Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez. Ortiz dominated the fight until he retired on his stool after suffering from a broken jaw.

Many fans will have no interest in the fight given the fact that they feel Ortiz has lost all credibility as a fighter for retiring twice. His fan base has diminished and he has been given somewhat a heel role in the boxing world. In his time off recovering from surgery on his jaw, which was a legitimate injury and not an excuse, he joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, which did not win over many new boxing fans.

So would a rematch between the two be such a bad thing? No, but he needs to prove himself once again; not that he hasn’t proven himself an entertaining fighter because that was proven a long time ago. Although he needs to shake off the rust from the time off and prove that he still belongs with the elite in the division.



Subscribe to Tha Boxing Voice by Email

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

California born and raised. Residing in Edmonton, Alberta. Proud family man. Dabbled in amateur boxing and a huge fan of the sport. Chicano and proud of my Mexican heritage. Representing the 707 area code and Atecucario, Michoacán, Mexico.

2 Comments

  1. Reynaldo Bellocillo Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Its not only a bad thing, its a toxic waste…

  2. Paolo Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    What has Ortiz done since that fight? He hadn’t done that much before it, but since he’s done even less. Another meaningless Mayweather fight. He avoided the only challenge that mattered and now its too late. The ducking of Pacquiao is what Mayweather will always be remembered for and there is now nothing he can do about it. Guerrero was another typical Mayweather choice, a fighter from the lower weight classes making the jump to earn big money. A fraudulent fight for a fraudulent fighter, fighting in fraudulent times.

Leave A Response

Leave a Reply

Connect with:

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Facebook

Google Plus

YouTube

LinkedId