Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mayweather vs Ortiz: Family affair

The sport of boxing has a rich history of the families who succeed boxing as a group, whether fathers and sons, brothers (and sometimes sisters), uncles and nephews, or all the above. Bloodlines run deep and this issue has "star power: Mayweather-Ortiz," the mega event from September 17 to be presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View. The boxing extravaganza is full of these "family of boxers," as five of the eight boxers who have become headlining the fact fight like a family affair in one way or another.

Foremost among them is the home Mayweather, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and center front. Floyd's uncle, Roger, is his coach, but Roger was also a great fighter of his era, winning world titles at 130 and 140 pounds in the 80, facing the likes of the legendary Julius Caesar "JC" Chavez, Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker and Kostya Tszyu. Floyd's father, Floyd Sr., was also at the corner of "Little Floyd" for several years and was a solid welterweight contender in the 70 and 80, especially against Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978. After Floyd's uncle, Jeff, who was less fortunate than his brothers, but faced a standout at the time in the name of Oscar de la Hoya in 1993 and has been transformed himself into a respected coach. Do you think this Mayweather vs Ortiz fight interesting? Then let's all find out I think we should all watch Mayweather vs Ortiz bout this September 17 to find out.


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