The undisputed-welterweight championship goes down on July 29th, 2023, live from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
The perception going into the fight is that Crawford is the slight favorite, given his all-round game that is seen as more versatile. While that may be the case, in truth, it is a fight that could go either way.
With that being said, Ortiz admitted that his prediction kept changing on a regular basis.
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“You know, at first I thought Crawford was going to win, but then I thought Spence was going to win, and Crawford then Spence. I’ve been flip flopping a lot.
“And every time I think about it, I think of new outcomes. I don’t know. It’s kind of hard. I could even say that it might be a draw,” Ortiz
Aside from the fight, Ortiz will be looking to continue his own impressive record.
The welterweight is undefeated with 19 wins, all by way of knockout, as he faces Eimantas Stanionis for the WBA ‘regular’ title on July 8th, 2023.
The bout had been postponed on more than one occasion. They had planned to compete on March 18th, 2023. However, Stanionis had to withdraw from the fight due to an emergency appendectomy.
Subsequently, the fight was rescheduled for April 29th, 2023. Unfortunately, Ortiz was unable to continue this time because of rhabdomyolysis.
But now that it is here, the American cannot wait to put on a performance.
“I was dealing with rhabdomyolysis. It came from me having Covid from a long time ago. So I was suffering from long COVID, but we’ve been doing a tremendous amount of recovery, we’ve implemented it into my daily life every single day, twice a day sometimes. And I feel good. This is the best I’ve felt in a very long time,” Ortiz