August 31, 2011

Victor Ortiz takes on the media, then Mayweather!‏

WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz addressed the media today via international conference call along with his manager Rolando Arellano, and President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya.

Curiously, Ortiz came out gunning for the media very early on in the call saying, "I've learned how to not care about the media. They sit around all day long feeling sorry for themselves, and they are always so negative. That's not my fault you don't have a life."

When asked if he watched the now infamous first episode of HBO's 24/7: Mayweather vs Ortiz series, Ortiz said, "I didn't watch it, I didn't really feel like listening to some kid running his mouth."

Of course, Ortiz is likely referring to Floyd Mayweather and the ugly tirade that took place on 24/7 between he and father Floyd Sr. What's ironic is that Floyd is 34 and Victor is the "kid" at 24. Age aside, they both seem to enjoy running their respective mouths.

Regarding Mayweather Jr himself and the upcoming fight, Ortiz said he wants to fight the best Floyd Mayweather possible come fight night but sounded confident no matter which version shows up, "He's overdue to lose. He's not great to me, and I'm not impressed. I don't care how good he thinks he is or how good the boxing media thinks he is. Floyd fights the same in every fight. Analysts are just too blind to see it. I'm not gonna hold any kinda respect. He's done, and he can't adjust to me."

Asked to make a prediction on the fight, Victor Ortiz reminded everyone on the conference call of one undeniable truth.

"I'm not Muhammad Ali."

Hear more of what Victor Ortiz had to say about his upcoming September 17th HBO PPV fight against Floyd Mayweather by hitting play below to hear the call in it's entirety.