Ortiz is too green to beat Mayweather
By Chris Williams: It’s too bad that WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) is being rushed into a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25 KO’s) on September 17th, because if Ortiz were given more time to develop as a fighter he could really be something in the sport. But throwing him in with a skilled technical like Mayweather is going to be like throwing a hunk of meat to a hungry lion.
Ortiz is going to get eaten up and spit out by Mayweather in this fight. Ortiz is way too green to be facing a guy like Mayweather at this point in his career. Ortiz barely beat Andre Berto in his last fight, and in his fight before that, he was held to a draw against Lamont Peterson. Mayweather would absolutely destroy both of those guys on the same night. I see Ortiz as still being pretty much the same fighter that couldn’t beat Peterson. Ortiz doesn’t fight well against boxers and is easy to be thrown off his game.
You take Ortiz and put him in with Mayweather, and Ortiz will find himself trying to box with Mayweather instead of slugging it out. Ortiz mimics the style of whoever he’s fighting. That wouldn’t be bad for him if Mayweather was a slugger, because Ortiz would have a chance in that situation, but not if he tries to box with him. Ortiz will make the mistake of trying to box with Mayweather. I can see that happening. He’ll try and follow Mayweather’s lead and end up getting humiliated in this fight.
I think Ortiz is the type of fighter that would do really well against a puncher like Manny Pacquiao, but not at all well against a world class boxer like Mayweather. It’s all about styles and Mayweather has a style that Ortiz simply can’t beat. He doesn’t have the maturity to beat him or the skills.
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