Victor Ortiz is in the process of wrapping up his training camp for his June 23 fight against Josesito Lopez, to be televised on Showtime. Vicious Victor held a media workout session earlier this week, and right here, you can take a look at what he, his trainer and Oscar De La Hoya had to say about the upcoming match. Of course, a win for Ortiz ensures that he meets Saul Canelo Alvarez in September.
“VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ, Former World Champion
“I’m prepared. I’m ready for another win… another victory.
“I had no layoff. I’m not like other boxers. I am in the gym every day. I was sparring seven, eight, rounds every other day.
“I will definitely be holding my hands up in the end. No exceptions. No ifs, ands or buts. I will not settle for anything less than holding my hands up at the end of the match.
“Josesito is definitely a bigger threat than Berto. He has that title shot, so he is going to come ready.
“I don’t ever care what people have to say about me. I don’t focus on any of that sort of stuff.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, President of Golden Boy Promotions
“Victor is a fighter who comes forward and has a great chin. He is not afraid to engage other fighters.
“Victor and Josesito are at their peaks. They could fight older guys, but this is what boxing is about.
“I think Victor has what it takes to be the best.
“If you want to be the best, you have to fight the best. Keeping fan’s’ interest in boxing takes making these types of fights.
“Josesito has his plans to derail the Victor Ortiz express. This is Josesito’s opportunity of a lifetime.”
DANNY GARCIA, Ortiz’ Trainer
“We are prepared and ready to beat Josesito. He will come 100% ready, but we are ready too.
“I know Josesito’s style. He is always coming forward and throwing punches.
“Victor is too strong and too fast. He is a much better fighter.”