Former WBC world welterweight champion Victor "Vicious" Ortiz believes that he can be one of the best in 147 pound division despite of rising new and younger champions including WBA/WBC champ Keith Thurman, IBF champ Errol Spence Jr and the latest WBO champ Jeff Horn.
"I still feel like I can be one of the best in the 147-pound division. It's there for the taking. There are some gifted fighters in there and I respect them, but I believe that I have what it takes to be right up there. I'm a complete fighter," Ortiz said.
"I've been written off before. People have said I should retire since my first loss. I came back from that loss and became a champion. I don't care what people have to say about me. I could go act full-time if I wanted, but I truly love this sport."
"When I took a step back, I realized that boxing has always been my true passion. I can't walk away from something that I'm so gifted at and that I enjoy doing so much. I never get too worried about who is going to be in front of me on fight night. I just need there to be a ring. I'm excited to get back in there and get in the swing of things. I'm ready to fully pursue my goal of getting another world title."
30 year old Victor Ortiz (31-6-2,24KOs) is scheduled to enter the ring with Mexican Saul Corral (25-9,16KOs) on July 30 at Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield California in a ten rounds non title Welterweight bout.