Boxing has produced some real characters over the years, but Victor Ortiz is developing into one of the most enigmatic men currently active. Ortiz and Rios did grow up together through boxing and this would be a fight with a true emotionally charged back story, but other than that it does not seem to have a lot going for it. The Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Josesito Lopez and Luis Collazo debacles do not seem to have phased Ortiz. Continue reading
Trainer Joel Diaz plans on giving former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz one more fight before returning him to the top of the sport. Ortiz is one of those guys who has had a tremendous fall from grace in this sport. In 2011 he beat an undefeated Andre Berto in one of the most exciting fights of that year which saw four knockdowns, a point deduction and a narrow decision. He then went on to fight pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading
“Collazo, Golovkin, Martinez, Cotto, Pacquiao, and Bradley” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “Super Bowl Sunday” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
In the opening segment of the program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss former Welterweight champion Luis Collazo‘s impressive 2nd round KO victory over Victor Ortiz this past Thursday night on Fox Sports 1, as well as Gennady Golovkin’s 16th consecutive knock-out victory against Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo on Saturday night. Continue reading
Events at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY build up nicely for the shortened main event. First Gary “Mr” Russell, Jr. 24-0-0 (KO 14) proved he is better than most even when he’s not feeling well. He let that slip at the pre-fight meeting with the media. Any questions Fox Sports1 announcers Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and Bernard Hopkins about how he would perform were quickly answered. Gary demonstrated he is deserving of serious consideration in the feather and super featherweight divisions by making short work of veteran Miguel “Yaqui” Tamyo. 15-8-2 (KO13) Russell gave up height and reach, but you wouldn’t know it.
He is so smooth and such a good manager of distance that he seems always to be in range, that and the fact that Yaqui cooperated as well. Unfortunately for him, it really didn’t matter whether he tried to be aggressive, either at short range or from a distance. For Gary, Yaqui was always within range. His speed, power and accuracy were just too much for Yaqui. He would try to block the shots and counter, but it was quickly apparent he was getting beat down. Continue reading
Eighteen months off for Victor Ortiz resulted in just below six minutes in the ring as he was shocked by a right hook from Luis Collazo. Tonight was all about Victor Ortiz who for awhile was being pushed along by Golden Boy Promotions as the next possible star and after a bumpy road this may be the final set back. Ortiz in the prefight hype claimed he never really left the gym despite having a badly broken jaw and that his physique should show it. Well Ortiz looked to be in great shape but he came out tight in the first round and was wide with his shots. He won the first round and was aggressive. His lead hand work was pretty good as his jab and right hook appeared to be on point. Luis Collazo fought a relaxed and intelligent fight looking to set up the left hand in the first round. The second round became interesting as both men traded left hands early in the round. Continue reading
We may have seen the end of Victor Ortiz’s once promising career tonight with him getting blasted out in just two rounds by non-puncher Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ortiz was literally begging to be knocked out from the 1st round with the way that he was swinging for the fences and leaving himself open for short hooks by Collazo in between his shots.
In the 2nd round, Ortiz’s wild fighting style finally caught up to him when he was tagged by a hard right hook by Collazo while in the process of throwing another one of his own shots. The punch from Collazo snapped Ortiz’s head back, causing him to spin around and bend over facing the audience.
Collazo didn’t waste any time in taking advantage of the helpless Ortiz by landing a left hand that barely connected to his head followed by a light right hook that sent Ortiz down on the canvas on his knees. Ortiz then stayed in that position while the referee counted him out. The official time of the stoppage was 2:59 of the round. Continue reading
Super Brawl: Victor Ortiz VS. Luis Collazo Official Weigh-In from the Barclays Center!
Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo is a 12-round fight for the WBA International Welterweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Barclays Center doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 6:30 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets are priced at $25, $43, $80 and $160 plus applicable taxes.
For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK. A limited number of suites are available for the event. For more information on how to reserve one, please call 718-BK-SUITE (718-257-8483).
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 27) – Photo by HoganPhotos – Fighters for the Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo card gathered at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y. to workout for the media and hold a press conference before their respective Thursday, Jan. 30 fights at Barclays Center airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
VICTOR ORTIZ, Former WBC Welterweight World Champion
“We’re so ready, we’ve had the best sparring partners and we’re ready to get in the ring. Training camp was really good.
[On experiencing “ring rust”] “Absolutely not, I’m completely 100 percent confident. I have no ring rust whatsoever. Continue reading
Thank you very much. Thanks, everyone, for joining us today on this call. We have an exciting card to discuss today, headlining with Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo, who will both be on the line.
Before we get to that, I’d like to turn it over now to Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. Richard? Continue reading
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is going to be trying to rebuild the career of his fighter former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) in 2014. Ortiz, 26, hasn’t fought since his loss to Josesito Lopez in June of 2012, and he’s lost his last two fights with one of them being at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s who Ortiz wants to fight again if possible, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work by him and Golden Boy for that rematch to take place.
“There’s a lot of 140lb and 147lb match-ups we’re working on for this year and Ortiz-Collazo falls within that talented weight class. He wants to get back on the road and fight Floyd Mayweather again but he can’t look past Luis Collazo.” Continue reading