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Victor Ortiz News
The smooth-boxing Cuban outboxes and out-brawls one of boxing's icons to retain his world welterweight title Saturday night on pay-per-view.
Former champs Guerrero and Ortiz discuss what they're fighting for as they prepare to throw down in a crossroads welterweight match Saturday night on the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas card live on YouTube PPV and FOX Sports PPV.
Former Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz Clashes with Hard-Hitting Brawler John Molina Jr. September 30 on FS1
Tickets for the crossroads battle that goes down at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California go on sale tomorrow.
Victor Ortiz Fights
Win vs Todd Manuel 20-19-1
May 21, 2022 • Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Todd Manuel by UD in Round 10 of 10
LOSS vs Robert Guerrero 37-6-1
Aug 21, 2021 • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Robert Guerrero WINS against Victor Ortiz by UD in Round 10 of 10
Draw vs Devon Alexander 27-7-1
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Victor Ortiz DRAWS with Devon Alexander by MDR in Round 12 of 12
Draw vs Devon Alexander 27-7-1
Feb 17, 2018 • Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Devon Alexander DRAWS with Victor Ortiz by MD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Saul Corral 23-16-0
Jul 30, 2017 • Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, California
Victor Ortiz WINS against Saul Corral by TKO in Round 4 of 10
Loss vs Andre Berto 32-5-0
Apr 30, 2016 • StubHub Center, Carson, California
Victor Ortiz LOSES to Andre Berto by KO in Round 4 of 12
LOSS vs Andre Berto 32-5-0
Apr 30, 2016 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Andre Berto WINS against Victor Ortiz by KO in Round 4 of 12
Win vs Gilberto Sanchez Leon 33-13-2
Dec 12, 2015 • AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Gilberto Sanchez Leon by TKO in Round 8 of 10
Win vs Manuel Perez 22-10-1
Dec 13, 2014 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Manuel Perez by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Loss vs Luis Collazo 39-8-0
Jan 30, 2014 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Victor Ortiz LOSES to Luis Collazo by KO in Round 2 of 12
Loss vs Josesito Lopez 38-9-0
Jun 23, 2012 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Victor Ortiz LOSES to Josesito Lopez by RTD in Round 9 of 12
LOSS vs Floyd MayweatherJr 41-0-0
Sep 17, 2011 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Floyd MayweatherJr WINS against Victor Ortiz by KO in Round 4 of 12
LOSS vs Floyd Mayweather Jr 41-0-0
Sep 17, 2011 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Floyd Mayweather Jr WINS against Victor Ortiz by KO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Andre Berto 32-5-0
Apr 16, 2011 • Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
Andre Berto LOSES to Victor Ortiz by UD in Round 12 of 12
Draw vs Lamont Peterson 35-5-1
Dec 11, 2010 • Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz DRAWS with Lamont Peterson by MD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Vivian Harris 29-4-1
Sep 18, 2010 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Vivian Harris by KO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Nate Campbell 33-5-1
May 15, 2010 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Nate Campbell by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Hector Alatorre 16-8-0
Feb 25, 2010 • Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Hector Alatorre by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Antonio Diaz 46-5-1
Dec 12, 2009 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Antonio Diaz by RTD in Round 7 of 10
LOSS vs Marcos Rene Maidana 35-5-0
Jun 27, 2009 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Marcos Rene Maidana WINS against Victor Ortiz by TKO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Mike Arnaoutis 21-2-2
Mar 07, 2009 • HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Mike Arnaoutis by TKO in Round 2 of 12
Win vs Jeffrey Resto 22-2-0
Dec 06, 2008 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Jeffrey Resto by TKO in Round 2 of 12
Win vs Roberto David Arrieta 30-13-4
Sep 13, 2008 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Roberto David Arrieta by TKO in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Dairo Esalas 31-12-0
May 03, 2008 • Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Dairo Esalas by KO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Carlos Maussa 20-4-0
Nov 10, 2007 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Carlos Maussa by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Emmanuel Clottey 24-7-0
Aug 30, 2007 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Emmanuel Clottey by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Maximino Cuevas 9-5-1
Jun 29, 2007 • Cliff Castle Casino, Camp Verde, Arizona, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Maximino Cuevas by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Tomas Barrientes 27-10-1
Apr 14, 2007 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Tomas Barrientes by TKO in Round 5 of 8
Draw vs Marvin Cordova Jr 12-0-0
Jan 19, 2007 • Dodge Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Victor Ortiz DRAWS with Marvin Cordova Jr by TD in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Yair Aguiar 7-7-0
Nov 03, 2006 • Palo Duro Golf Club, Nogales, Arizona, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Yair Aguiar by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Alfred Kotey 24-12-1
Sep 08, 2006 • Gilley's, Dallas, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Alfred Kotey by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Orlando Cantera 5-4-2
Jun 23, 2006 • Palo Duro Golf Club, Nogales, Arizona, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Orlando Cantera by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Freddie Barrera 10-0-0
Mar 31, 2006 • Activities Center, Maywood, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Freddie Barrera by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Nestor Rosas 11-0-0
Feb 10, 2006 • Roseland Ballroom, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Nestor Rosas by KO in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Leroy Fountain 9-1-0
Jan 06, 2006 • Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Leroy Fountain by KO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Donnell Logan 8-5-1
Nov 04, 2005 • Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Donnell Logan by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Kevin Carmody 5-4-1
Sep 09, 2005 • Edgewater Hotel, Laughlin, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Kevin Carmody by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Oliver Bolanos 4-10-1
Aug 26, 2005 • D & I Colonial Ballroom, Houston, Texas, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Oliver Bolanos by UD in Round 4 of 4
Loss vs Corey Alarcon 11-9-0
Jun 03, 2005 • Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, USA
Victor Ortiz LOSES to Corey Alarcon by DQ in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Rodney Jones 3-2-2
Mar 05, 2005 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Rodney Jones by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Joel Ortega 1-3-0
Feb 11, 2005 • Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Joel Ortega by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Juan Patino 1-2-2
Nov 26, 2004 • Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Juan Patino by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Charles Hawkins 1-3-0
Oct 08, 2004 • Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Charles Hawkins by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Lee De Leon 2-1-0
Sep 17, 2004 • Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Lee De Leon by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Alejandro Nungaray 1-1-1
Jul 24, 2004 • Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Alejandro Nungaray by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Raul Montes 1-2-0
Jun 04, 2004 • Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victor Ortiz WINS against Raul Montes by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Victor Ortiz Bio
From the big screen to the squared circle, Victor Ortiz is one of the most famous boxers in the sport today. The former welterweight world champion is on the comeback trail and determined to regain the top spot in the 147-pound division.
FROM ABANDONMENT TO AMATEURS
Born the second of three children to Mexican immigrants in Garden City, Kansas, Victor Ortiz Jr. was seven years old when his mother left him, and, 13, when his alcoholic father did the same.
First, however, an 8-year-old Ortiz's father would take him to a local gym to learn how to box, this, after his son had been bullied by two of his peers during his early childhood. Ortiz and his younger brother, Temo, left Garden City and with their 16-year-old pregnant sister to live on their own for more than a year.
Local trainer Ignacio "Bucky" Avila, nevertheless, continued to work with the promising young Ortiz, who earned a Kansas Golden Gloves championship. When Avila died, Ortiz and Temo were placed with a foster family, John and Sharon Ford, who helped Ortiz to quell growing anger issues.
Shortly thereafter, at the age of 15, Ortiz and Temo moved in with their 18-year-old sister, who gained custody of them while living in Denver. Ortiz won the Ringside National Title in 2001 and 2002 and the National Junior Olympics in 2002.
In the 2003 Junior Olympic Nationals, Ortiz met Robert Garcia and former heavyweight contender, Ron Lyle, who assisted in guiding him as an amateur.
A 16-year-old Ortiz won the 132-pound division with a perfect 5-0 record, and later the Police Athletic League National title in Toledo, Ohio.
After reaching the semifinals of the United States Olympic Boxing Trials, a 17-year-old Ortiz debuted professionally in June 2004 with a first-round knockout of Raul Montes, representing his first of three stoppages among five victories that year.
Ortiz went 5-1 in 2005 -- the same year he became a legal adult and gained custody of Temo. The year included a pair of second-round TKOs and another in the first, with his lone loss in June coming by first-round disqualification for hitting his opponent while he was down.
"Raising your brother and having to provide and to become this grown man at an early age is definitely tough,” said Ortiz. “That forces you to grow up faster and stronger and to appreciate everything. I put it into my mind that, 'Hey, I'm going to be world champion one day.'”
“Vicious” Ortiz went 6-0 (5 KOs) in 2006, including consecutive fourth-, fifth- and first-round knockouts over Leroy Fountain (January), Nestor Rosas (February) and Freddie Barrera (March). Fountain entered at 9-1 (3 KOs) and was stopped for the first time, Rosas was 11-0 (7 KOs), and Barrera, 10-0 (1 KO).
The year 2007 opened with Ortiz battling to a draw with Marvin Cardona, who entered at 12-0 (8 KOs). But Ortiz closed the year with stoppages of his next four rivals, including a 10th-round TKO of title challenger Emmanuel Clottey (August) and a first-round knockout of former champion Carlos Maussa (November).
Ortiz was literally a knockout in 2008, which featured fifth-round stoppages of Dairo Esalas (May) and Robreto David Arrieta (September) and a second-round TKO of Jeffrey Resto (December). Resto entered at 22-2 (13 KOs) as Ortiz improved to 23-1-1 (18 KOs).
Ortiz stopped two of three opponents in 2009, sandwiching knockouts in the second and seventh rounds over Mike Arnaoutis and former champion Antonio Diaz in March and December around a sixth-round TKO loss to future champion Marcos Maidana (June).
Maidana rose to 26-1 (25 KOs) despite being floored three times, and Ortiz, twice, before Ortiz finally succumbed in their clash for the WBA’s interim 140-pound title.
“Vicious” went 4-1-1 (2 KOs) over the course of 2010 and 2011, the former comprising a 10th-round TKO of Hector Alatorre (February), a one-knockdown 10-round unanimous decision over over ex-titleholder Nate Campbell (May), a third-round knockout of former belt holder Vivian Harris (September) and a draw with future champion Lamont Peterson (December), whom he dropped twice in the third round.
In an April 2011 bout featuring two knockdowns by each fighter, Ortiz dethroned previously unbeaten Andre Berto as WBC welterweight champion by unanimous decision only to lose that crown in September to undefeated Floyd Mayweather via fourth-round knockout and to be stopped, yet again, by Josesito Lopez in the ninth round in June 2012.
The Road Back To The Top
Ortiz rebounded from a TKO loss to former champion Luis Collazo in January with a third-round TKO of Manuel Perez in December.
Gilberto Sanchez Leon was stopped in the eighth round in December 2015 by Ortiz, who lost an April 2016 return bout to Berto by fourth-round knockout despite flooring the winner in the second.
In succession, Ortiz has scored a fourth-round knockout of Saul Corral in July 2017, battled to a draw with left-handed two-division champion Devon Alexander in February 2018, and lost a narrow unanimous decision to two-division title winner Robert Guerrero in his last fight in August.
“I thought I won. It is what it is. It was a close fight. He didn’t hurt me. A couple times I got caught off balance but that was it. I should have boxed a little better, but hey, he did what he had to do,” said Ortiz, who lost to Guerrero, 96-94, on all three judges’ cards.
“I know I box a lot more usually. But tonight, it was more toe-to-toe. I don’t know if it was machismo or what. It was a good fight though. He’s a great fighter. We’re still fighting. We have a decade left. I’m going to stay at welterweight and I’ll take any 147-pounder.”