“I was doing just fine and then there was a little slip up” – Victor Ortiz

By Chip Mitchell

Fans, he did it to us again.  The 24 year old enigma that we know as “Vicious” found yet another way to breakdown mentally and cause the boxing world to scratch its collective head.

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz was knocked out on Saturday night by Floyd “Money” Mayweather at 2:59 of the fourth round.  It was Mayweather’s first stoppage since 2007 and it didn’t come without controversy.  Say what you want, but I think controversy is good for the sport.   Continue reading


A Gamboa Loss Good for Boxing? by Chip Mitchell

As early as 2008, a winner-takes-all showdown between undefeated featherweights Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa seemed inevitable.  It was a 50/50 fight if there ever was one, and Bob Arum proclaimed that it could be built to be the “biggest featherweight fight of all time”. 

Top Rank Boxing began promoting cards that featured Lopez and Gamboa in co-feature fights.  The effort was made to develop the proposed battle into mega-fight status.  Hardcore boxing fans, as well as casual observers began to clamor for the fight to take place.  Continue reading