Victor Ortiz immediately after the fight against Floyd Mayweather seemed to understand it was his fault he was knocked out, not anyone else. He took the lion’s share of the blame and I commended him for that.
The reality is because of his inexperience and him being overwhelmed by the moment he got KOed by legal punches from Floyd Mayweather.
But because this is boxing, nothing ever goes smoothly. After a couple of days Ortiz and Golden Boy had time to figure out how to extend Ortiz’s 15 minutes of fame, so Ortiz’s has changed his tune. Now he is whining and crying in hopes of getting a rematch and he is being egged on by Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather has been pretty quiet about the situation until he let out this verbal bomb.
“I’ll give Ortiz a rematch but first he got to get past Andre Berto. The only man who can beat me is the man in the mirror. Victoria Ortiz’s new nickname is ‘take two of these and call me in the morning.’ Victoria Ortiz thought it was a head-butting contest. But that two-piece gave him some [incentive to] act right,” Mayweather fired off.
“Does Victoria Ortiz want another rematch because he thinks he can win or does he want another payday? Ortiz’s idol is Oscar De La Hoya aka Golden Girl….fishnet….black pantyhose“
The reason De La Hoya and Ortiz are pushing so hard for a rematch is simple. Fight Mayweather you make $3-5 million dollars, fight Andre Berto you make $300-500k.
It is as simple as dollars and cents.
Mayweather is in total control of the situation, he is one of the two biggest draws in boxing and he dictates who he will fight.
Ortiz is just out of luck.