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Official Poster for Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Victor Ortiz

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Here's the official fight poster for the September 17 HBO pay-per-view fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz.

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Nice to see something that isn't the Boxing After Dark template, which I really wish they'd stop using. I realize it's easy for them and all, but let's see some creativity. Arena/promoter posters for those fights are almost always better.

What's the verdict on this poster? I like it, but don't love it. It gets the message across and all, but there's nothing special, and once again I say that it would be absolutely wonderful if someone could get two fighters together for an actual photo shoot for one of these posters. Let's do that again. It's always, always, always two stock/promotional photos of the fighters plastered onto a background design now. It can be so much more impressive if the fighters involved look like they're together, showing some kind of emotion.

There's also part of me that can never forgive this promotion for its absurd corniness, which is still coming from that 11-minute video that melted the minds of all who saw it. But I also admittedly love that video to death. It's just so over the top that you can't help but be entranced.