Floyd Mayweather Training for Victor Ortiz



Floyd Mayweather prepares for his match with Victor Ortiz (which ended in an unforgettable knock out!). The fight took place @ The MGM Grand on pay-per-view. This is only a glimpse into the actual training that takes place to ensure he remains un-defeated.

Music credit: JCole “I'm on it”

Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz, billed as Star Power, was a championship fight for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight title. The bout was held on September 17, 2011, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised via HBO PPV.[1] As a part of a split-site doubleheader, the broadcast also featured the Saul Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez Light Middleweight championship bout taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

From round one, Mayweather used his speed, skills and accurate right hand to tag Ortiz repeatedly. Mayweather seemed in control through the first three rounds (judges scores: 30–27, 30–27, 29–28 for Mayweather), but in the fourth round, Ortiz found some success, landing a few shots and stinging Mayweather before bulling him into the corner. Then Ortiz rammed Mayweather in the face with an intentional headbutt, busting open a cut on the inside and outside of Mayweather's mouth. Referee Joe Cortez immediately called timeout and docked Ortiz a point for the foul. Ortiz – seemingly acknowledging his wrongdoing – hugged and even kissed Mayweather in the corner. Cortez motioned the fighters back together to resume the fight. The fighters touched gloves and Mayweather seemed to half-heartedly return another hug from Ortiz. Then, with Cortez looking away from the fighters, and as the fighters separated from the hug, Mayweather caught Ortiz with a left hook. Stunned by the punch, and still not raising his hands to defend himself, Ortiz seemed to stare at Cortez as if to say “did you see that?” Mayweather then hit Ortiz with a flush right to the face. Ortiz dropped straight onto the canvas and was unable to beat Cortez's count as the crowd of 14,687 – clearly an Ortiz house – went absolutely wild.

“In the ring, you have to protect yourself at all times,” Mayweather said. “After it happened, we touched gloves and we were back to fighting and then I threw the left hook and right hand after the break. You just gotta protect yourself at all times.”

“In the ring, you have to protect yourself at all times,” Mayweather said. “After it happened, we touched gloves and we were back to fighting and then I threw the left hook and right hand after the break. You just gotta protect yourself at all times.”

“In the ring, you have to protect yourself at all times,” Mayweather said. “After it happened, we touched gloves and we were back to fighting and then I threw the left hook and right hand after the break. You just gotta protect yourself at all times.”

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