Victor Ortiz Set To Return, Makes 154 Pound Debut In Title Fight Against Carlos Molina


    It has been over a year since “Vicious” Victor Ortiz has competed inside the ring. Over a year and a half since he decided he no longer wanted to continue fighting with a broken jaw with just a few rounds left and being comfortably ahead on the scorecards. Ortiz had to undergo a couple surgeries on his jaw and was rumored to come back various times but on December 16th his return to the ring is set and this time it is official.

    Ortiz will move up in weight once again and fight in the 154 pound division against newly crowned IBF champion “King” Carlos Molina on the undercard of Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana.

    When Ortiz steps foot into the ring it will have been over a year and a half since he last fought and one has to wonder how much ring rust will he have and how much the distractions outside of the ring affect him. This will also mark Ortiz’ first time without any of the members of the Garcia family in his corner so who knows how strong the chemistry with his new trainer will come into play. Ortiz looked like a beast when he made the move from 140 to 147 pounds so this move up could bring us an even harder hitting Ortiz but with the move up in weight, the harder the opponents hit.

    As for his opponent, Carlos Molina is more skilled than most people give him credit for and can make any opponent seem like a club fighter. Even though Molina does not have the power that Ortiz may have it can be a long night for Ortiz in his comeback fight and Molina’s desire to further build himself as a top fighter who won’t back down from anyone.

    Needless to say this fight is needed for Ortiz to determine where his future will lie and a possible showdown with Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez may still be in the works for Ortiz should he walk away victorious over Molina.