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Victor Ortiz back with quick TKO and quip

LAS VEGAS — Victor Ortiz is man with many resumes. Movie roles are on one. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the other. Ortiz left the studio and went back to work Saturday on the resume that includes his wild loss to Mayweather It went off almost as if it had been rehearsed. Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs) was back at the ... Read More »

ABNER MARES and VICTOR ORTIZ MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS IN ADVANCE OF DEC. 13 BOUT ON SHOWTIME®

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BELL GARDENS, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Former world champions Abner Mares and “Vicious” Victor Ortiz participated in a media workout on Tuesday at the Del Mares Gym in Bell Gardens, Calif., as they prepare for their respective upcoming fights on the undercard of “ROYAL BATTLE: Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander” on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the MGM Grand Garden ... Read More »

An adieu to viciousness

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The meaningful part of American welterweight “Vicious” Victor Ortiz’s odd career ended Thursday night in an off-Broadway show with an off-Broadway opponent, about seven miles off Broadway, when Ortiz’s vicious tendencies got him corkscrewed in the blue mat of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center by a second-round right hook from Brooklyn southpaw Luis Collazo, while Ortiz’s own late-arriving right hook was still ... Read More »

Collazo knocks out Ortiz in two

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Luis Collazo scored a stunning 2nd round stoppage over Victor Ortiz in a battle of former Welterweight title holders at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Not much happened over the 1st rounds with Ortiz looking for the big shot and Collazo got in a few counters. The end came suddenly and with a big thud as Ortiz landed a straight ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE: Ortiz vs. Collazo this Thursday, Jan. 30, at 9 p.m. ET.

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oronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents live professional boxing action promoted by Golden Boy Promotions at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this Thursday, January 30, at 9 p.m. ET, featuring one of the best matchups of the year as former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis ... Read More »

VICTOR ORTIZ VS. LUIS COLLAZO & UNDERCARD MEDIA WORKOUT/PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 27) – 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, ... Read More »

GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. MIGUEL TAMAYO TO OPEN VICTOR ORTIZ VS. LUIS COLLAZO FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES TELECAST ON THURSDAY, JAN. 30 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 27) – Top super featherweight contender Gary “The Lion” Russell Jr. will kick off the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast live from Barclays Center on Thursday, Jan. 30 when he faces Obregon, Mexico’s Miguel “Yaqui” Tamayo in the opening televised bout on the fight card headlined by the WBA International Welterweight Title fight between “Vicious” ... Read More »

VICTOR ORTIZ VS. LUIS COLLAZO MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Monica Sears 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? Richard Schaefer ... Read More »

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION LUIS COLLAZO EMBRACES YOUNG FRIEND, NEPHCURE FOUNDATION FOR JANUARY 30 FIGHT AGAINST VICTOR ORTIZ AT BARCLAYS CENTER

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BROOKLYN, NY (Jan. 16, 2014)– Brooklyn-born former WBA Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo is dedicating his crucial January 30 fight for the WBA International Welterweight title against former World Champion and crossover star “Vicious” Victor Ortiz to The NephCure Foundation, a kidney disease non-profit with which he has a special connection. The two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion (34-5-3, ... Read More »

“VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ RETURNS TO THE RING TO FACE HOMETOWN FAVORITE LUIS COLLAZO IN A BATTLE OF FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR THE WBA INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES FROM BARCLAYS CENTER ON THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes to return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 with one of best matchups the network has seen thus far when former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis Collazo collide in a pivotal showdown for ... Read More »

Ortiz to take on Collazo on January 30

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In a battle of former welterweight title holders, Victor Ortiz will fight Luis Collazo on January 30th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be televised on Fox Sports 1 according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Victor was disappointed when Alfonso Gomez had to pull out of their fight but now he is excited about the exposure he will ... Read More »

Ortiz looking for a new opponent after Gomez injury

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Victor Ortiz is need a of a new opponent for his December 14 comeback fight in San Antonio after Alfonso Gomez had to pull out with an injury. “He broke his hand in a freak accident,” Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez (no relation) told ESPN.com. “Carrying his baby son, he tripped and fell. Protecting ... Read More »

ADRIEN BRONER, MARCOS MAIDANA AND THE DANGER ZONE FIGHTERS MEET THE PRESS AT ALAMODOME

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SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 31, 2013) – An enthusiastic crowd of boxing fans showed up for a public press conference on the floor of the Alamodome today as Golden Boy Promotions formally announced DANGER ZONE, a blockbuster event highlighted by a highly anticipated matchup between undefeated WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El ... Read More »

WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ADRIEN BRONER TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST FORMER WORLD CHAMPION MARCOS MAIDANA ON DEC. 14 LIVE ON SHOWTIME FROM THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO

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SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 31, 2013) – WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are no strangers to facing the most feared competitors in the sport of boxing. On Saturday, Dec. 14, in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® mega-bout to air live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, the bold and ... Read More »

ON THE EVE OF “KNOCKOUT KINGS II,” GOLDEN BOY CLASSICS PRESENTS FORMER TWO-TIME WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO VS. “VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ AND OMAR FIGUEROA VS. MICHAEL PEREZ

LOS ANGELES, July 25 – Two of the key participants in Saturday’s “Knockout Kings II” event taking place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio will first be featured this Friday night, July 26 on FOX Deportes as a special edition of Golden Boy Classics gets fight fans ready for one of the hardest-hitting nights of the summer featuring former ... Read More »

FRANKIE GOMEZ INJURES KNEE IN TRAINING RANDY CABALLERO VS. MIGUEL ROBLES MOVED TO MAIN EVENT OF JULY 20 FOX SPORTS NETWORKS/FOX DEPORTES TELEVISED CARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.

INDIO, CALIF., July 16 – With Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez forced to withdraw from his scheduled July 20 bout against DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley due to a knee injury, local Coachella hero Randy Caballero’s previously scheduled co-featured fight against Puerto Rico’s Miguel Robles will become the main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., with three 2012 United States ... Read More »

CLASSIC FIGHTS FEATURING OSCAR DE LA HOYA, FLOYD MAYWEATHER, BERNARD HOPKINS, ABNER MARES, RICKY HATTON AND VICTOR ORTIZ TO RE-AIR ON FOX DEPORTES THIS MONTH!

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LOS ANGELES, March 22 – It’s a back-to-back weekend of boxing classics on March 23 and 30 when some of the sport’s greats including Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Abner Mares, Ricky Hatton and Victor Ortiz are featured on FOX Deportes Classics. On Saturday, March 23, it’s a hard-hitting classic doubleheader, when the battle between Two-Division World ... Read More »

Berto to get license in California

Former two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto has received a boxing license in California three months after he tested positive for a banned substance prior to his rematch with Victor Ortiz according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “As someone who truly believes in clean sport, I have never used any type of performance-enhancing drugs,” Berto said in a statement. “Everything I’ve ... Read More »

Ortiz has jaw surgery

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz had surgery to fix a broken jaw that he suffered in his surprising ninth round loss to Josesito Lopez on Saturday night in Los Angeles. During a visit with Ortiz on Monday morning, Ortiz manager Rolando Arellano said Ortiz wrote down on a piece of paper “exercise the rematch ... Read More »

Lopez breaks Ortiz jaw and pulls off stunning upset

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In what was on paper a formality before a September 15th Pay Per View showdown with Saul Alvarez, Victor Ortiz was supposed to walk through late replacement and blown up Jr. Welterweight Josesito Lopez. But one problem, Lopez did not receive the memo as the upstart from Riverside, California pulled off a shocking stoppage victory after round nine of their ... Read More »

FOLLOW ORTIZ – LOPEZ LIVE!!

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Follow all the action LIVE as it happens as former Welterweight champion Victor Ortiz takes on Josesito Lopez. The card will have a four fight undercard beginning at 7pm ET / 4 PM PT featuring Former world champion Humberto Soto battling Lucas Matthysse in an important Jr. Welterweight affair. A pair of Jr. Middleweight prospects will square off as undefeated ... Read More »

HUMBERTO SOTO LOOKS TO BECOME 60-FIGHT WINNER IN DANGEROUS FIGHT AGAINST LUCAS MATTHYSSE AS CO-FEATURE TO VICTOR ORTIZ VS. JOSESITO LOPEZ ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 AT STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2012) – Former Three-Time World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto will seek to join rare company among active fighters with 60 wins as he pursues his 60th professional victory when he faces the always-dangerous and hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse in a battle of world-ranked super lightweights in the co-featured fight on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, June 23 ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO AIR JOHNNY TAPIA TRIBUTE AT THE TOP OF THE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING TELECAST ON JUNE 23

NEW YORK (June 19, 2012) – Before this Saturday’s welterweight clash featuring Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez, SHOWTIME Sports® will pay tribute to Johnny Tapia with a short-form piece airing on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following Tapia’s nine appearances on SHOWTIME, the premium network’s archives contained multiple hours of intimate footage featuring New Mexico’s favorite fighter, some of which ... Read More »

Ortiz to meet Alvarez pending win over Lopez

Victor Ortiz has been tabbed to take on WBC Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez provided he wins his June 23rd fight with Josesito Lopez. “These are two young fighters in the prime of their careers fighting each other,” Said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said of the match. Should Ortiz lose or be unavailable for the September 15 bout, Schaefer ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® ANNOUNCES NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES: ALL ACCESS (Video)

NEW YORK (June 7, 2012)—Building off its Emmy® Award-winning campaign in 2011, SHOWTIME Sports® will introduce a new documentary series titled ALL ACCESS in June. The first installment, ALL ACCESS: Victor Ortiz, will premiere on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, ahead of the former welterweight world champion’s headlining fight against Josesito Lopez on the June 23 ... Read More »

Josesito Lopez to face Ortiz

Josesito Lopez will step in to face Victor Ortiz on June 23rd in Los Angeles after Andre Berto tested positive for a banned substance according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “(Golden Boy) offered the fight to us on Friday afternoon. I got a call from (Goossen Tutor Promotions matchmaker) Tom Brown saying we got the offer and I said, ‘We’ll ... Read More »

Berto tests Positive; Ortiz fight likely off

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former two-time Welterweight world champion Andre Berto has tested positive for a banned substance which no puts in doubt his June 23rd rematch with Victor Ortiz. Promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN.com he was unsure of what Berto tested positive for but confirmed the result. “I know he tested positive,” DiBella said. “I have nothing ... Read More »

VIDEO: ORTIZ – BERTO FIGHT CAMP 360 EP 1 PREVIEW

NEW YORK (May 9, 2012) – FIGHT CAMP 360°, the acclaimed documentary series, which launched during the Super Six World Boxing Classic, returns ahead of the highly anticipated June 23 edition of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING featuring Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto. SHOWTIME Sports® will produce three episodes of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Ortiz vs. Berto II, shining its unique spotlight into ... Read More »

Ortiz – Berto II eyeing June 30 reschedule date

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com the rematch scheduled for this weekend between former Welterweight champions Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto is looking to be rescheduled for June 30th. The fight will now take place at the Mandalay Bay instead of the MGM Grand. “Being cautious, Berto should be prepared to fight in about four months,” said Berto’s promoter Lou ... Read More »