It's hard to remember the last time Floyd Mayweather Jr wasn't the favorite in a fight, and he's got the odds strongly in his favor again tomorrow night against young Victor Ortiz.
Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO) and Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO) are incredibly different fighters. Mayweather, a slick right-hander who is in many ways small for the welterweight division, dominates foes with technique and incredible boxing I.Q.
Ortiz is a strong southpaw with power in both hands who has put every one of his opponents -- win, lose, or draw -- on the canvas. The question most have is whether or not he's truly good enough to be a real threat to Floyd. In his last fight, Ortiz was involved in a life-or-death struggle (and a great fight) in a deserved win over Andre Berto, a fighter nobody is going to confuse with Mayweather any time soon. And the fight before that, Ortiz went to a draw against Lamont Peterson.
Oddsmakers say that Ortiz will be just another Mayweather opponent when the dust has settled.