Victor Ortiz: If Mayweather won’t fight me again then I want Tim Bradley
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) was hoping that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. would look his way to give him a rematch after Ortiz was stopped in the 4th round by him two years ago in September 2011.
Thus far, Mayweather hasn’t been eager to get Ortiz back in the ring to give him a rematch, but Ortiz still remains hopeful that he’ll look his way in the near future now that Mayweather has signed a 6-fight deal with Showtime/CBS.
Ortiz said on his social media site: “So after some long thoughts if @floydmayweather won’t give me a shot, let’s go for my dude @timothybradly #letsgetiton.”
I think Ortiz is dreaming big time if he thinks either Mayweather or Bradley will fight him. First off, Bradley is with Top Rank, while Ortiz is with Golden Boy Promotions.
That’s enough for the fight never to happen as long as the two fighters remain with different promoters. As for Ortiz wanting to fight Mayweather again, Ortiz was stopped in 9th round last year in June and he’s still recovering from a broken jaw from that fight.
Ortiz had his jaw broken in two places and those kinds of injuries take a long time to recover from. When Ortiz does come back at some point, he’s going to need to pick up some significant victories first if he wants to get Mayweather to fight him again.
Mayweather isn’t going to waste time fighting a guy that has been stopped in his last two fights, and I don’t think Showtime/CBS would say yes to Mayweather-Ortiz rematch if he tried floating the idea to them for a PPV bout. The problem is how Ortiz performed against Mayweather two years ago.
Ortiz wasn’t competitive and he resorted to fouling Mayweather in the 4th round by head-butting him. Moments later, Mayweather knocked Ortiz out with a left-right combination to the head after Ortiz had lost a point for the head-butt.
There’s no way that Showtime would say yes to a rematch between them unless Ortiz went out and picked out two or three significant wins beforehand. I can’t see that happening and I can’t see Mayweather picking him out for a rematch out of the blue.