Ortiz: I'm Going To Destroy Mayweather, Then KO Him

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22KOs) is planning for a very physical fight when he steps in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25KOs) on September 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ortiz is going to be patient, and take his time, by breaking Mayweather down round by round - until the knockout comes. The simple truth is, Mayweather has the difficult fight, not me. I'm going to destroy him, little by little, round by round, until the knockout, Ortiz told Edward Couich. Mayweather is not someone that I had respect for when I was a kid. He was never one of my favorites. I knew that the day they put me in against him, I would finish his [undefeated] run. I think Mayweather has a few defeats already but they aren't on his record. Jose Luis Castillo and Oscar De La Hoya beat him. There have been a few [fighters] who had him hurt. Yes he was good and he was good at 130. But the day I arrived to 147, he was finished. Ortiz's trainer, Danny Garcia, said they are not paying attention to the difference in age, or Mayweather's 16 months of inactivity, but he believes those issues will play a role in the fight. I'm not thinking about the ten years we have on Mayweather [24 to 34-years in age]. But when people are at the age of 23 to 26, they are at their strongest. Once you pass 30 to 33-years-old, you start to decline, Garcia said. We're not thinking about his 16 months of inactivity, but obviously it's going to affect him. [Inactivity] affects everyone. Why wouldn't it affect him? Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Victor Ortiz , Mayweather-Ortiz , Mayweather vs Ortiz