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Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto Media Conference Call Highlights

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Rematch of the 2011 “Fight of the Year”, Saturday, February 11, Live at 9p.m. ET/PT From The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26, 2012 — Former World Champions Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto participated in a media conference call yesterday to discuss their upcoming rematch of the 2011 “Fight of the Year” on Saturday, Feb. 11, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ten months after their classic slugfest that was named 2011 “Fight of the Year” (USA Today, Ring Magazine), Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s), of Ventura, Calif., and Berto (28-1, 22 KO’s), of Winter Haven, Fla., will square off again. The eagerly awaited 12-round fight is a rematch of a fiercely contested, multiple-knockdown affair on April 16, 2011 that Ortiz won by a unanimous decision (114-112, 114-111 and 115-110) while capturing Berto’s World Boxing Council (WBC) 147-pound title. Both fighters were knocked down twice in the fight, with Berto being dropped in the first, Ortiz going down a round later and each of them hitting the deck in a wild sixth round that many called the “Round of the Year” for 2011. (continue reading…)

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Two Compelling Matchups Added to Ortiz-Berto II Showtime Telecast

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Erislandy Lara Returns to Face Ronald Hearns and Gary Russell Jr. Risks Unbeaten Slate Against Dat Nguyen

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26 — To round out the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing tripleheader headlined by the highly-anticipated rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto, Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment have announced two more high-impact fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 11.

In a 10-round junior middleweight showdown before the main event, Cuban star Erislandy Lara returns for the first time since his controversial fight against Paul Williams to battle fellow contender Ronald Hearns. Opening the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing broadcast will be a 10-round featherweight matchup which will see unbeaten Gary Russell Jr., the consensus 2011 “Prospect of the Year” award winner, look to continue his meteoric rise against Dat Nguyen. (continue reading…)

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Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II Supporting Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

by on Jan.13, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Buy a Ticket for Ortiz-Berto II at Discounted Price and a Donation Will Be Made to Haiti Relief

NEW YORK, NY, January 12, 2012 – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti, leaving the country devastated and in shambles, but for former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto, who will be squaring off against “Vicious” Victor Ortiz on February 11 in a rematch of one of the best fights of 2011, it still seems like just yesterday.

After the earthquake hit, Berto, who tragically lost multiple family members, cancelled his then upcoming title fight against Sugar Shane Mosley and traveled to Haiti to help in the relief effort.  Berto spent weeks in Haiti before returning back to the States and resuming his professional career.  (continue reading…)

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Mayweather vs. Ortiz Records Second Highest Non-Heavyweight Pay-Per-View Gross Earnings in Boxing History

by on Oct.29, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LAS VEGAS, NV, October 28, 2011 – Floyd Mayweather puts more meaning to his ring name “Money” every time he fights.  With early pay-per-view numbers counted and confirmed, the pugilist’s recent STARPOWER fight against Victor Ortiz generated buysfrom 1.25 million homes with a value of $78,440,000 dollars in pay-per-view revenue.  These numbers make the event the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event of all time.

With another successful pay-per-view event under his belt, Mayweather continues his reign as the biggest and most lucrative attraction in the sport.  He has now appeared in the three biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view events in the sport’s history, including Mayweather vs. Oscar de la Hoya ($136,853,700), Mayweather vs. Ortiz ($78,440,000 million) and Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley ($78,330,000 million). (continue reading…)

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“I Was Doing Just Fine and Then There Was a Little Slip Up” — Victor Ortiz

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

Fans, he did it to us again.  The 24 year old enigma that we know as “Vicious” found yet another way to breakdown mentally and cause the boxing world to scratch its collective head. 

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz was knocked out on Saturday night by Floyd “Money” Mayweather at 2:59 of the fourth round.  It was Mayweather’s first stoppage since 2007 and it didn’t come without controversy.  Say what you want, but I think controversy is good for the sport.  In this one, the opinions will run about as rampant as any fight in recent memory.  If you dislike Floyd Mayweather, then you probably loathe him at this point.  However, let’s put personal feelings aside and look at what I feel will be the bigger issue as we move forward.  (continue reading…)

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