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The Success of Victor Ortiz...



Though I've read everywhere on how "Floyd was doing a job" on Ortiz and how Floyd's dominance was never better displayed, I'd like to throw in a few cents.  First, I thought Ortiz was fighting the best fight of his life.  He was setting his pace and rhythm, he was walking Floyd down, and to his very credit: he was able to negate Floyd's left hand.  He is the first boxer I've ever seen at 147 to dodge and time Floyd's lead left hook and his jab.  I've only watched the fight once live, but from my memory, Victor was able to slip right on the jabs, and come over top with the right hook over the shoulder roll.  The only other person to throw effective right hooks over the shoulder roll and muscle Floyd along the ropes was Oscar De La Hoya.  Victor's team took a page out of that book.  Next, Victor blocked and slipped a good amount of right crosses too, and even made Floyd miss on the series of combinations that Floyd threw in the beginning of the 3rd or 4th round.  Yes, Floyd was starting to find his target, but in my opinion so was Victor.  I felt as the fight wore on past the 1st round, the fight seemed to look more and more like an Ortiz fight.  His speed was underrated, his defense was underrated, and his aggressive spurts surprised Floyd and made him feel uncomfortable.  What I'm saying is I feel part of the reason why Floyd wanted to get him out of there the quick way was because no matter if Ortiz's punches were grazing, partial connects, or just thudding body shots, they were getting to Floyd.  I personally feel Victor is one of the if not the hardest punchers at 147 now.  He hurts everything he touches.  However, it was his lack of professionalism that got to him.  He over apologized in a situation in which it's a GD fight, not a bromance sparring match.  He should have took a page from Miguel Cotto: look apologetic, wink at the opponent, and foul him again at the earliest opportunity.  He should never have let down his guard.  I was feeling uneasy when Ortiz was all smiles in the lead up to the fight.  I'd rather see him sneering and insecure and hostile.  That Victor would not have lost the way he did.  I felt Victor's southpaw stance, his right hook up top, his body shots, and his short and quick compact shots gave Mayweather something to think about it.  That's just me.  Disagree with me as you will, but you won't hear the same mumble jumbo you've heard in other boxing sites.  Have a nice day!

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