Update: Please CONTINUE HERE for the details on watching Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. return again to prove his so called “might” against the young and the vicious current WBC world welterweight champion, Victor Ortiz will be his opponent. This is what the undefeated boxer twit on his Twitter account. The said fight is set to happen on September 17, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It became controversial when Floyd turned down the challenge of fighting Manny Pacquiao and when Pacman’s group takes the Pacquiao vs. Marquez III rematch, he then goes out from the so called “retirement” and takes on Victor Ortiz to challenge his welterweight belt.
This makes a lot of boxing analysts to wonder why he will go for Ortiz and not Pacquiao.
You might be aware of the upcoming boxing event, Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz on September 17, 2011 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas (as I have mentioned on my Kentips.com’ post). This event falls during the Mexican Independence weekend and they will celebrate the said commemorative event with a big blast of world class boxing.
Do you know that at stake on this bout is the current WBC Welterweight title of the American-Mexican Victor Ortiz?
The list below shows the different methods of watching it for a fee and free.
Pay Per View. Of course this is the best option as you will surely have a high quality video feed of the fight without the worries of not watching it. HBO in the US is the authorized channel that sells the PPV while Primetime UK is for UK not Sky. In other countries, just ask your local cable provider for rates and availability. This option is highly recommended by Kentips.com.
Free Live Streaming. Some blogs do provide a free way to watch fights like this through live streaming and they usually put it on video stream providers like UStream, Justin, LiveStream, SOPCAST, etc. The problem with this option is how you will find it. Later, in my post as found on the home page of the site , I will try to share you places on the web and SOPCAST channels where you can conveniently watch Mayweather vs. Ortiz without the trouble of searching and roaming around the web.
Live Boxing Sites. Some sites like THIS SITE, offers a live boxing for a small fee for a month of subscription. Check it out if you want to watch live boxing. I think they have different prize package depending on your desired coverage or event to watch.
Some other resources you can visit to have more details about the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight:
The location for the official weigh-in of the STAR POWER boxing event involving Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will be on two locations. The first venue is in Los Angeles which is for the weigh-in for the Super Welterweight Championship match of Canelo Alvarez and Alfonso Gomez. The event will start at 12pm at the ESPN Zone at LA Live Screening Room in California. On the other hand, the official weigh-in for the Las Vegas location will begin at 2:45pm and it will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
All of the said official weigh-in events are open to public and media that will witness this pre-fight event. Now for the official weigh-in result, you can refer to the following figures: (which will be updated later when all the data are available)
Floyd Mayweather (146.5 lbs) Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz (147 lbs.) – Welterweight
Canelo Alvarez (153.6 lbs) vs. Alfonso Gomez (152.6 lbs) – Super welterweight
Erik Morales (140 lbs) vs. Lucas Matthysse (140 lbs) – Light Welterweight
I hope that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will weigh right on this so that he can avoid the staggering criticisms of boxing followers from around the globe. I guess he will try his best to follow what is supposedly required. It will at least save him a lot of dime if he will do it right.
Just return here at Kentips.com to find out more about Mayweather vs. Ortiz and how to watch the said fight later.
Here’s the Mayweather-Ortiz weigh-in replay.
Meanwhile, here’s the replay provided by GoldenBoyPromotions.com via Ustream.tv:
Aside from the Gamboa vs Ponce De Leon match that I’ll be watching this weekend, there will be another boxing event that will be happening in the Philippines involving the best fighters of the Philippines versus the best boxers of Mexico. The said event is dubbed as PINOY PRIDE 8: Philippines vs. Mexico (PP8) which is scheduled to happen on September 10, 2011 at 6 PM PHT/GMT+8 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.
The main event for the said boxing showdown will be the fight between the World Boxing Organization Intercontinental flyweight crown holder 23-year old Milan Melindo (22-0-0 8 KOs) who will be defending his title against the veteran boxer of Mexico, Fransisco Rosas (22-8-2 13 KOs). However, recent weigh-in resulted to a disappointing overweight failure for Rosas that cost him his title if in case he wins against Melindo. So this mean that the Filipino boxer should deal with this overweight opponent.
Beside the Melindo vs. Rosas match-up, other fights that will be feature on this event are the bout Jason Pagara (27-1-0 16 KOs) versus Rosbel Montaya (12-2-1, 11 KOs) and Genesis Servania (14-0) versus Gerson Guerrero (34-8, 26 KOs).
The Pinoy Pride VIII: Philippines vs. Mexico will be televised live by ABS-CBN Channel 2 in the Philippines and will be rebroadcast by Studio 23 later. If you want to watch Pinoy Pride 8 online, you can return here this weekend to witness this great bouts.
Note: Other boxing event that you should watch out this September 2011: Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon on September 10, 2011, Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight on September 17, 2011.
Who will win between Mayweather and Ortiz? Some already got answers for this and even made their predictions already using some reasons and historical statistics of the performances of the fighters. However, these are all guesses and the final result would not be known not until the fight day comes. Despite that, it is still great to have an idea on what is the pulse or the predictions of the followers of the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight on Sept. 17.
This is the reason why I added a “Who Will Win Between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz?” poll on the sidebar of this website. So starting today, you can now cast your vote on the said poll and let us know what you feel about the fight and what’s the reason why you think the fighter will be the one to win this match by leaving a comment on any post related to the “Star Power” boxing event.
IMHO, I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have a hard time defending himself from the vicious offenses of Victor Ortiz. He will definitely run a lot here and of course his trademark of counter punches will surely surface on this match specially that he’ll be hitting a southpaw fighter. However, I have a feeling that there will be no knockout result but Mayweather will win by points. There’s also a possibility that Ortiz will be hit and get a knock down if in case he didn’t improve his defenses against counter of the undefeated Floyd. So the result will be more in favor of Mayweather.
September 2011 is really a month of world class boxing! Aside from the Berto vs. Zaveck IBF welterweight match on September 3 and Mayweather vs. Ortiz WBC welterweight match on September 17, 2011, yet another explosive match will be happening on the said month. I am referring to the bout involving featherweight fighters Yuriorkis Gamboa and Daniel Ponce de Leon which is set on September 10, 2011. The location of the said match-up is at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon
The undefeated Olympic gold medalist Cuban pro-boxer, Gamboa (20-0, 16 KO) will be defending his IBF featerweight title against the Mexican pro-boxer, de Leon (41-3, 34 KO).
What so special about this boxing event is that the boxers came from different fences of promoters. Gamboa is promoted by Top Rank while Ponce de Leon by Golden Boy which their clash makes a history in boxing which signals more future bouts that will involve the combination of this two giants in boxing. This match will be presented by HBO Sports.
Now, If you are planning to watch it live on the venue, the tickets can be bought at $250, $100 and $50 at Ticketmaster.
Me, I am planning to watch Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon on the said date and will try to check it on my local cable provider if they will have a PPV for this which they usually have. But in case there will be none or if it will only be available on replay mode, then since I am desperately interested on this “small guys” brawl, I might watch the fight online and will try to SHARE here if what things that I will do to witness this boxing match on September 10th. Just bookmark or return here later for my updates and Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon fight highlights video later which usually can be found on Youtube right after their fight.