Last week, The Boxing Tribune announced that Victor Ortiz would be making a comeback on December 12 against an unknown opponent on the undercard of Timothy Bradley’s defence of Lamont Peterson and the sequel between Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi. Junior welterweight Antonio Diaz has stepped forward and announced his interest in a bout with Ortiz.
Diaz was left out in the cold after Zab Judah rejected a fight against him on the undercard of Mayweather – Marquez on September 19. “A victory against Ortiz would be a lot better. Zab Judah is just a name fighter, but as you know, he’s already on the downside. He’s not what he used to be when he was younger. This guy is a young puppy, a young prospect coming up.”
Victor Ortiz was stopped in the sixth round by Marcos Rene Maidana in their fight of the year contender earlier this year. Some fight fans thought he just gave up against the Argentine. He missed out on a potential title shot against Amir Khan in 2010 by retiring in that fight.