Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz will fight on September 17 for the WBC welterweight belt. Fight video will be shown on pay-per-view. Mayweather is a former five-division champion and one of the top pound-for-pound stars of the era, will end a 16-month layoff when he challenges welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz.
The fight also billed as "Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" is one of the first mega-event for boxing in years. Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will fight off in a 12-round fight for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight Title from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Canelo Alvarez and Alfonso Gomez will do battle in a 12-round fight for Alvarez's WBC Super Welterweight Title from Staples Center in Los Angeles.The fight card also will feature Erik Morales against Anthony Crolla and Saul Alvarez against Alfonso Gomez.
Mayweather says he wants Pacquiao next and it seems that this fight is a tune-up for such a mega-fight which a lot of people are waiting to happen. Until then, this will be a great showcase of Floyd's defensive game. The only question remains is if he still can draw a big audience after his short hiatus. Ortiz is little known outside the boxing world and he has more to win with this fight which makes him a very dangerous opponent for Mayweather.
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