Floyd Mayweather Sr approached to train Victor Ortiz for ring return

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Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr says he's been recommended to Victor Ortiz by Oscar De La Hoya, and that he'll meet with Ortiz soon for a workout.

Floyd Mayweather Sr says that he's been asked to train Victor Ortiz, who is currently still on the mend from a broken jaw suffered in his last fight at the hands of Josesito Lopez.

Ortiz split with trainer Danny Garcia following the upset loss, and Mayweather says he's going to meet with the fighter for a light workout. Oscar De La Hoya, who had great success working with Mayweather in his career, is said to be the one who recommended Ortiz seek out the father of pound-for-pound king and former Ortiz opponent Floyd Mayweather.

"His manager told me that Oscar De La Hoya is the one that recommended me to Victor. Oscar De La Hoya told him that would be the best thing as far as defense and offense."

Mayweather hasn't trained many big-name fighters in recent years, sticking mostly to younger fighters. He has had trouble in the not-too-distant past connecting with the likes of Chad Dawson and Ricky Hatton, and one has to wonder how the goofy, but still hard-working Ortiz might mesh with Mayweather personally.

In other Ortiz news, Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer says that a rematch with Josesito Lopez is possible, and that he's already discussed that with Lopez's manager, Al Haymon.

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