Victor Ortiz: Marcos Maidana Is Not in my Class, Not Champion Material

Victor Ortiz, LBS’ favorite sombrero-wearing solider, recently beat Andre Berto to win the WBC welterweight title. Ortiz looked so impressive in the fight it’s made people wonder who he’ll fight next. Selcuk Aydin is the WBC mandatory challenger but his promoters probably have something bigger in mind.

Andre Berto was thought to be in the mix for a shot at Manny Pacquiao which was ultimately awarded to Sugar Shane Mosley. Since Ortiz beat Berto, he could be next in line to fight Pac Man. Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was ringside for Ortiz-Berto could be a possibility if he decides to make a return to the ring. Maybe even a rematch with Andre Berto could be appealing. But a fight we know won’t happen is a rematch between Ortiz and Marcos Maidana.

Ortiz is 29-2-2 with his most recent (and significant) loss coming two years ago against Maidana. Ortiz knocked Maidana down three times but lost by TKO in the 6th. He also says the two aren’t in the same class. When asked about a Maidana or Berto rematch on On the Grind’s Boxing show via Boxing Scene, Ortiz laughed.

“Maidana? That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. I honestly had a fluke, off-night that night. Maidana isn’t anywhere near the caliber fighter I am nor Andre Berto. For anyone who can ask a question [like that] is a slap in the face to both Berto and myself.”

“Maidana just got lucky. I was his ticket to become something. Right now he’d probably be in Argentina, who knows, doing nothing — not even recognized. The simple fact that I had an off-night gave him a great night and a great life, a great opportunity. So as far as I’m concerned, good for him, but let’s not forget something. He along with the world knows that he’s not champion material. Never. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.”

Wow, that’s some serious hardcore smack talk coming from Ortiz.. I’ll freely admit Maidana did not look good against Erik Morales and that he got hit hard despite winning. But how can Ortiz so easily dismiss a man who beat him? And after hearing this trash talk, I actually want to see a rematch now. I think it would be more entertaining than Ortiz and Pacquiao to be honest.

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  • Anonymous

    Victor..You two fought and HE MADE YOU QUIT.

  • http://twitter.com/Mrtoso36 MrToso36

    Victor Ortiz got huge head with a smaller balls

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SD6NUWK5JY5QGGLTLYC2LDICN4 Mr.T


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SD6NUWK5JY5QGGLTLYC2LDICN4 Mr.T

    small ballz..lmaol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QWOMXDWKKLG232P5NQV2HAMUQA Juanito

    Don’t talk too much Victor. Do as what PCMAN does he is very humble and not talking trash words against an opponent.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJJSRUQOPJOV5OYK3YK2SSDJMY daniel z

    Victor needs to come down from the clouds, or else he’s gonna suffer another KO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4SR4WTVUG4HTLAQ7INE4HETNI tAd

    unbelievable….he won against unchallenged berto and now he goes around trash talking about the man who made him quit….pathetic. that’s why PAC is so likeable…no trash talk. no complacency. no demeaning of other fighters ability….just plaining good old beating if you face him in the ring and after that he’s just gonna say “nothing personal, i”m just doing my job” ha ha good one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arsenio-Mendoza/100002129211303 Arsenio Mendoza

    Victor is turning up to be a moron-first he thanked Pac for advising him and then told Pac ‘You’re next’ – what a stupid ingrate! Just because you beat a bum , you belittle Maidana and Pac = these 2 will bash you to hospital boy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Finnigan/100002028418057 Karen Finnigan

    victor is still only a young and maybe naive young man, who should to date be proud of himself, to become world champ he needs to take a step back and remember who he really is a GREAT YOUNG MAN who has exceptional manners. And in my opinion getting sucked into the media and everybody wanting their pound of flesh. Take a vacation victor as far away from it all, he vacated before fight to the island of Jersey in the channel islands genuine people there

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeyhfernandez Joey Fernandez

    Yeah, Victor is too much trash for his defense mechanism for his loss. He looks like hypocrite to his trash talk.

  • Gene

    It is hard to take Ortiz’ comments seriously. He is obviously in deep denial. He lost to Maidana, and not by a bad decision. He was stopped in round 6.

    Most fighters are eager to avenge a blemish on their record. This guy must think all fight fans are naive if he thinks we believe that he is too good for Maidana and not that he realizes that the risk outweighs the reward.