Victor Ortiz Looking To Take The Welterweight Division By Storm

Victor Ortiz set to make potential boxing comeback

Welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz poses in the ring
Victor Ortiz | Credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Victor Ortiz set to make potential boxing comeback


After a three-year hiatus from the sport, one-time welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KO’s) is returning to the ring. On August 21, the Kansas native will face the challenge of Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (36-6-1, 20 KO’s). Similar to Ortiz, Guerrero’s best days are likely far in his rearview mirror. While it was not three, it’s still been nearly two full years since the two-division world champion has competed. Nevertheless, the two will collide on the undercard of the Pacquiao versus Ugas telecast.

Not only is Vicious looking to get back into action, he will be searching for the win column. Unfortunately for Team Ortiz, Vicious Victor has not savored the sweet nectar of victory since his July 30, 2017 fourth-round stoppage of Saul Corral. When last in the ring, on February 17, 2018, Ortiz had to settle for a draw against the also badly faded Devon Alexander.

TURNING A NEW LEAF?

Unsurprisingly, neither Ortiz nor Guerrero are currently ranked in the top fifteen of any of the major sanctioning organizations. So when they slide through the ropes to test their might against one another, their best objective will be to reintroduce themselves to the boxing audience. While Vicious Victor does have a good pop in his punches, he is more infamous for getting stopped and quitting.

By far, his most famous moment in the ring came in his fight against former boxing cash cow Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. After blatantly trying to purposely headbutt Mayweather twice, Ortiz began enthusiastically over-apologizing. Then, midway through his apologies, Money snuffed him out with a nasty two-piece. His bout with Marcos Maidana will also live on in shameful infamy. This is due to Ortiz quitting on his stool and refusing to soldier on. In the post-fight interview, he would explain, “I’m young but I don’t feel like I deserve to be getting beat up like this.”

Due to these glaring lapses in mental toughness, scores of individuals throughout the boxing world have written Ortiz off as an immature pretender. Yet, maybe he has changed and improved. Perhaps this is Vicious Victor’s time to shine. Either way, if Ortiz turns back the hands of time or prematurely withdraws from the contest, 3kingsboxing will be there to report the news!

By: Bakari Simpson

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