Mayweather vs Ortiz: Vicious Victor Talks Past, Present and Future (Video)

Victor Ortiz is just days away from the biggest fight of his life. (Photo by John Gichigi/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Here's Victor Ortiz's one-on-one interview with Doug Fischer of RingTV.com. It's about 15 minutes, so bring some water.

(The video autostarts, so it's after the jump. Be ready!)

Ortiz is having trouble getting his stories to jibe, as apparently at 16 or 17 he "coincidentally" and "randomly" wound up in Oxnard, but didn't have any great plan about what he was going to do. Of course this doesn't work well alongside his claim that when he was nine years old, he knew he was going to be the first man to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr, a veteran of two professional fights who was obviously going to become one day the greatest pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.

In other words, it's a Victor Ortiz interview. He mentions how he grew up, his long-held belief that one day he would be "world champion," and you go from there with whatever road the questions take him down. Same old, same old. Fischer recalls seeing a young Ortiz (still under Robert Garcia) working with Edwin Valero in the gym, and feeling then that he had star quality. That's no lie, I don't think. Way back when, a lot of boxing people thought Victor had that star quality when they first saw him, including Top Rank, who had him before Golden Boy did.

I will say one thing about Victor: He's tough to read. I have no idea if he's too laid back or if he's psyched out for this fight or what's going on. Having that kind of, I don't know, almost airheaded personality is basically just as good as being one of those stone-faced guys like the Klitschkos who rarely show emotion. It's a different kind of poker face.

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