Mayweather vs Ortiz: Waiting for a Star to Fall

Mayweather vs Ortiz

Key Factor -> Combatant (Matt’s Score Out of 10)

Hand Speed, Balance & Footwork  -> Mayweather 9.25 Ortiz 7.75

Punching Power -> Mayweather 7.5 Ortiz 8.5

Chin, Durability & Physical Resiliency-> Mayweather 7.5 Ortiz 5.75

Marcos Maidana Victor Ortiz

The shadow of Marcos Maidana’s destruction of a capitulated Victor Ortiz looms large as an image of the WBC welterweight champion within the collective consciousness of the sport as he prepares to do battle with Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

Experience & Pedigree of Opponents Faced -> Mayweather 8 Ortiz 5.5

Physical Stamina & Energy Level Management -> Mayweather 9 Ortiz 4.75

Tenacity & Mental Stamina -> Mayweather 8.25 Ortiz 6.5

Versatility & Balance of Offensive with Defensive Outputs -> Mayweather 9 Ortiz 7.25

Fundamentals of Technique -> Mayweather 9.5 Ortiz 8.25

Current Form & Career Trajectory-> Mayweather 6.5 Ortiz 8.75

Training Camp & Stability in the Corner -> Mayweather 4.5 Ortiz 8

Mayweather Ortiz Canelo Alvarez

Boxing’s Past, Present & Future?


Mayweather 79/100

Ortiz 71/100


Mayweather vs Ortiz Betting

Ladbrokes of London are quoting Mayweather at 1/8 (-800) for the win outright with Ortiz on at 9/2 (+450). You can get 1/2 (-200) on the fight going to the judges scorecards; or 6/4 (+150) on it not. Mayweather on Points is offered at 4/7 (-175) with Ortiz getting the judges decision way out at 14/1 (+1400). The bookmakers seem to concur with the consensus view that Victor Ortiz’s best hope of pulling off the upset will be by way of (one suspects a big left would be the weapon to do it) – an Ortiz win by KO/TKO or DQ is on the table at 7/1 (+700).

Matt Hamilton’s prediction:

Floyd Mayweather weathers an early onslaught (somewhat easily) in Rounds One through Three to progressively & systematically dismantle a tiring & mentally spent Victor Ortiz & wins by TKO in the second minute of the 8th round.

Matt Hamilton, for ESNews GLOBAL, Reporting!