Ringside with Johnny Ortiz
Canelo Alvarez and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will engage one another on Saturday, September 14. It’s the fight that is being billed as “the one” due to the fact that it is without a doubt the one that fight fans have been anxiously awaiting.
This championship fight has all of the ingredients of a fight classic, youth vs. age, power vs. ring generalship, Floyd or Canelo’s “O” must go and the winner will leave the ring regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in boxing.
(L to R) Johnny Ortiz, Danny Lujan, David Martinez (June 23, 2001) reporting on ESPN radio from Las Vegas, Nevada prior to WBC Super Welterweight Championship: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Javier Castillejo
I would like to share an excellent video ( click on blue colored link below ) interview of one of my best friends and mentors Johnny Ortiz.
I have known Johnny for twenty years, and I consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable authorities in boxing that I have ever met. My fondest memories with him were the ten years we spent together in the World Boxing Hall of Fame as Board of Directors. Also, we both had parts in the movie “After the Last Round” in 2009, and just hanging out with Johnny is delightful with his wealth of wisdom of life.
His book “My Life Among The Icons” is a top seller and truly a great read. For information regarding to purchase the book, you may contact his publisher AuthorHouse, at (888) 728-8467, ext 5023 and they will be happy to assist you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Johnny Ortiz is a 2008 recipient of the California Boxing Hall of Fame and and has written many boxing related articles for publication. He hosted the very first boxing radio talk show “Ringside with Johnny Ortiz” in Los Angeles, California from 1992 to 2004. He was co-owner of the Main Street Gym, a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has many film credits on his resume. Johnny is an honored United States Army veteran who servered two years with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea.
video credit – Luke Benson
By David Martinez / Boxing Historian
Please join me this Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Stevens Steak House, 5332 E. Stevens Place, Commerce, CA 90040 … for a delightful gathering to honor my friend Johnny Ortiz.
Festivites will begin at 1pm, with tickets priced at $40.00 which includes lunch. Along with many boxers past and present who will attend, Johnny will have his new book, “My Life Among the Icons”, available with courtsey signings by Johnny. You can view two different articles regarding the book on this webiste by going to the “Categories” section and clicking onto Book Reviews and Johnny Ortiz.
Frederick, MD — PublishAmerica is proud to present My Life Among the Icons by Johnny Ortiz of Valley Village, California.
His connection at age 15 with L.A.’s most notorious gangster, his sinister lifestyle while working for a renowned private investigator, 50 years as a fighter, trainer and manager, Johnny Ortiz’s exciting life involved close friendships with sports champions and Hollywood superstars.
Photos – GEORGE GARCIA
GUNFIGHT AT THE NO CHANCE SALOON
The title of this article implies what I think of Manny Pacquiao’s chances in his upcoming December 6th fight with The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, and that is, he has absolutely ‘no chance’ to win.
This supposition is based on the same theory I had when I picked Antonio Margarito to not only beat Miguel Cotto, but to knock him out. The reason: Margarito was simply too big, too strong, and had the greater punching power. I broke down the fight, looking for someway for Cotto to win, hard as I tried, I came up with the same conclusion, there was no way Miguel could win.