Report: Floyd Mayweather To Rematch Victor Ortiz In Exhibition Match On August 24

"Money" is facing "Vicious" again 13 years after their first controversial duel.

Floyd Mayweather Jr Vs Victor Ortiz
Floyd Mayweather Jr Vs Victor Ortiz - Image credit @ itsvortiz @floydmayweather Instagram
  • Floyd Mayweather is believed to be facing Victor Ortiz in an exhibition match
  • “Money’s” KO win over “Vicious” was one of the most controversial wins of his career 

The undefeated boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather is set for another exhibition match against his past rival Victor Ortiz. The bout is reportedly scheduled to take place on August 24th in Mexico, per Michael Benson

Floyd and Victor have history

It had been thirteen years ago when “Money” knocked Ortiz out to dethrone him as the WBC welterweight champion. Indeed, it wasn’t one of Mayweather’s proudest moments inside the ring as his win was deemed by many as nothing short of controversial.

Mayweather was slightly ahead in the scorecards but Ortiz wasn’t doing bad in the first three rounds. However, things took a wild turn in the fourth when “Vicious” intentionally head-butted “Money” out of rage and frustration.

Ortiz quickly apologized and was reprimanded by points deduction. Before “Vicious” gets to his fighting stance in the resume, Mayweather was already able to land a one-two combination that ultimately knocked Ortiz out.

The humiliating lost significantly impacted Ortiz’s boxing career in a negative way as everything went downhill for him since that moment. The controversial ending left many fans disappointed but a rematch never materialized.

Not looking good for Victor

Ortiz has lost five out of his last ten fights since 2011 and is already viewed by many as irrelevant. On the other hand, Mayweather has been enjoying quite an exhibition boxing career with this match already his eighth so far.

Mayweather is coming off a win over reality TV star turned MMA fighter and boxer Aaron Chalmers. Meanwhile, Ortiz last fought in 2022 when he won via decision over Todd Manuel.

Published on May 15, 2024 at 12:27 pm
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