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Rios: Molina shouldn’t show respect to Victor Ortiz

Victor OrtizBy Dan Ambrose: Brandon Rios has some advice for how IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO’s) can beat Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) in their fight on December 14th at the MGM Grand, in Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Rios says Molina should dog Ortiz by trash talking him in the build up to the fight and intimidate him to the point where he’s lost the fight mentally before he’s even entered the ring.

Rios thinks that Ortiz doesn’t have his mind in the fight game, and that he’s more concerned with becoming a movie star than a good fighter.

Rios told esnewboxingnews “Carlos Molina, don’t show any respect to that mother f*****. Get in his head before you get in the ring. Don’t give him any respect at all in the press conferences. Bully that mother F*****. Talk s*** to him and you’ll win the fight.”

Ortiz has a reputation for quitting in touch fights. He was beaten by Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in bouts where he appeared to quit. The Mayweather wasn’t really a situation where Ortiz quit, but some people think that Ortiz quit when he dropped his guard in the 4th round after the referee Joe Cortez had called time in following a point deduction of Ortiz for a head-butt.

Molina may not need to intimidate Ortiz in order to beat him, because Ortiz has been out of the ring since June of 2012 in his loss to Josesito Lopez, and he’s likely going to be incredibly rusty. Ortiz suffered a broken jaw in two places in the loss to Lopez, and he’s take a lot of time off healing. Ortiz could have returned to the ring sooner, but he’s been acting and he took part in Dancing with the Stars competition. Molina is a really tough fight for Ortiz to be coming back to.

Molina would have been a very tough fight for Ortiz even before his jaw injury and subsequent break from boxing. But with all the time off from the sport, you have to question whether Ortiz will be able to rise to the occasion against a tough fighter like Molina.


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