Before Victor Ortiz was hit with the two piece and a biscuit from Floyd Mayweather he was involved in the fight of the year with Andre Berto.
It was this fight with Berto that allowed him to be in position to get a fight with Mayweather.
Once it became clear Ortiz wasn’t going to get his rematch with Mayweather the most lucrative fight available was with Berto. The contracts have been signed and the fight is set to go on Showtime.
It was a little surpringly the fight ended up on Showtime since most of Berto and Ortiz’s major fights have been on HBO, but with Showtime changing over to a new leadership you may see bigger fighters deciding to go over to Showtime, something to look out for in 2012.