Saturday, September 3, 2011
Mayweather vs Ortiz Fight Video
The fight will be shown on HBO including the staple 24/7 hype shown weekly before the fight date.
"My fans have been waiting long enough. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz. Sept 17, 2011 for the WBC world championship," Mayweather tweeted Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement.
"I am ready to return to the ring and give my fans a fantastic night of boxing by fighting the best out there and for me, that is Victor Ortiz," Mayweather said. "He is the current champion and an extremely talented fighter who showed amazing skills, and heart, in his last performance against Andre Berto.
Fans were dissapointed when Ortiz quit in the sixth round of a grueling slugfest against Marcos Maidana in 2009. But Ortiz redeemed himself to many when he showed immense heart and gutted out the victory against Berto.
"When Floyd fights, everyone stops to watch and this is an exciting time for boxing as it always is when Floyd steps into the ring," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.