Former welterweight titleholder and all-around weird quasi-celebrity "Vicious" Victor Ortiz will be returning to the ring on Saturday, December 12, in San Antonio, and has an opponent for his return. ESPN.com reports that veteran Orlando Lora will oppose the unpredictable Ortiz in the fight.
Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KO) hasn't fought since December 2014, when he fractured his wrist while punching Manuel Perez for the final time in a third round TKO. That followed an upset loss where Ortiz was stunningly knocked out by light punching Luis Collazo in January 2014, a fight where it was questioned whether or not Ortiz, now 28, really had the heart left for the boxing game.
Lora (31-6-2, 19 KO) is a decent journeyman, and the sort of opponent one would expect for a fight like this. The 34-year-old Mexican has is a natural welterweight but has been fighting at 154 and 160 recently. You may recall him from Paulie Malignaggi's comeback fight in 2011, or his 2012-13 losses to prospects Keith Thurman, Jermall Charlo, and Julian Williams.
Ortiz-Lora will be part of the PBC on NBC card from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, which is headlined by Omar Figueroa vs Antonio DeMarco.