With two days left before “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) defends his WBC welterweight title for the first time against Floyd “Money” Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) in Las Vegas, USA, this writer reached out to several boxing experts and gathered their opinion and prediction about the upcoming match up. And all persons concur that the undefeated Mayweather will be simply too good, too skilled, and too experienced for the young Ortiz.
Ron Doran, boxing manager from Davao City, Philippines
I see Ortiz starting the fight with guns blazing and he will have his moments. He will land those shots on Floyd and even hurt him. Ortiz will try to make it into a street fight and rough up Mayweather all through out the fight. But I also see Floyd weathering the storm and reading him (Ortiz) by the 3rd and it will be all Mayweather from there, counterpunching his way to a unanimous decision win.
Edmundo Villamor, former professional boxer and current trainer for ALA Promotions
Ortiz will try to assert his aggression early and go for the knockout. But Mayweather is too talented and too skillful for Ortiz. I see Mayweather winning by unanimous decision.
Vince Parra, manager and co-trainer of undefeated lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta
It will be competitive early . I see Mayweather taking a few rounds to get his timing. Mayweather will pick Ortiz off coming in . That being said , boxing is the theater of the unexpected. Anything can happen , but I see Floyd wanting to make a statement. Mayweather wins by TKO in the 11th.
John “Iceman” Scully, trainer of former light heavyweight world champion Chad Dawson and boxing analyst for ESPN
I honestly believe Mayweather is a special fighter who will come through this fight the same way as he has every other time out with the exception of the first Castillo fight. A clear winner. Not that Ortiz won’t give him a real run for his money but Floyd doesn’t show me any signs that he is ready to be defeated.
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