Mayweather-Ortiz: Floyd says he’s not going to box and move
By Chris Williams: If fans think that Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25 KO’s) is going to be looking to to use his feet to stay out of the way of the hard hitting southpaw WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz’s shots on September 17th, they may be a bit confused at how Mayweather comes out fighting for this one.
Mayweather is saying he’s not going to move, he’s going to stand and fight Ortiz. Mayweather already showed that in his last fight against Shane Mosley that he’s willing to stand his ground and trade.
In Max Kellerman’s HBO Face to Face with Mayweather and Ortiz, Mayweather said “You don’t have to worry about me boxing and moving, because I ain’t going to do that.”
Some would say that Mayweather’s legs are starting to go and that’s why he isn’t moving like he used to be. It could be the partially true, but it almost could be true that Mayweather now realizes that he’s good enough to where he doesn’t have to run around like he used to in order to beat guys. Mayweather can just and his ground and use his quick hands, combinations and defensive ability to win fights. Ortiz is going to have to find a way to land because he’s not as fast or as skilled as Floyd. He can’t match Mayweather’s amazing boxing skills in the ring.
Ortiz has got to land a lot of his big shots and hope that he can wear Mayweather down. That’s going to be difficult, because Mayweather won’t be missing with his punches, and if he’s throwing a lot of punches he might have Ortiz on the canvas the way that Andre Berto and Marcos Maidana did. Even if he doesn’t, Ortiz may back off the way he did against the light hitting Lamont Peterson and figure it’s safer just to fight to survive instead of trying to win.