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  1. Mayweather tired of Guerrero's backstory

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- There are elements of Floyd Mayweather's welterweight title fight with Robert Guerrero on Saturday that bring to mind his 2011 tilt against Victor Ortiz. Both Guerrero and Ortiz earned their shots on the back of impressive victories over...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. A brief history of MGM and Money May

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday's challenge of junior middleweight champ Miguel Cotto will be Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s sixth successive fight at the MGM Grand and his ninth overall. Here's one man's take on Mayweather's five most memorable appearances at what has become boxi...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  3. Boxing's history of not-so-fantastic finishes

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Howl all you want about Hopkins-Dawson, Mayweather-Ortiz and other stinkers of recent vintage, but boxing has a long-standing and storied tradition of fights ending in skeevy and unsatisfactory fashion.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  4. Ortiz-Mayweather: Five things we learned from 'Star Power'

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Here are five things we learned from Saturday's "Star Power" boxing card featuring the Victor Ortiz-Floyd Mayweather Jr. welterweight title fight.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  5. The many sides of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- For Floyd Mayweather Jr., there is one opponent who matters on Saturday night, and that's Victor Ortiz. But there are others who follow him endlessly, however much he may wish otherwise. One of them is the insecurity and defensivene...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. Ortiz to have something different for Floyd?

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- Danny Garcia isn't brash. He isn't loud. But the trainer of Victor Ortiz is supremely confident. "I won't be surprised if we knock him down in the first round -- or knock him out in the first round," he told reporters at ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  7. Vargas following 'Pretty Boy' blueprint

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- Opening up Saturday's Victor Ortiz-Floyd Mayweather Jr. pay-per-view telecast will be undefeated junior welterweight Jessie Vargas, 22, who takes on tough Josesito Lopez in what may wind up being the best fight on the card. Vargas, ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  8. Ortiz kosher with Cortez overseeing action

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- As they should, Victor Ortiz and team have been watching tapes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights in preparation for taking on the future first-ballot Hall of Famer on Saturday. A clue to Ortiz's intentions can be found in the fact that...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  9. Answering Mayweather's (and nature's) call

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- As did Shane Mosley last year, Victor Ortiz had to agree to submit to random drug tests as a condition of being able to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. He says he has been tested "more times than I count," but claims adhering to the protocol ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  10. Ortiz moves on from Maidana, not media

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- The last time Victor Ortiz fought in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay last December, he started brightly, dropping opponent Lamont Peterson twice in the third round. But he struggled down the stretch, and although the majority-draw verdict...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  11. Victor Ortiz isn't intimidated by the moment

    Kieran Mulvaney

    When Victor Ortiz might have been forgiven for feeling at his lowest ebb, not long after his stoppage defeat to Marcos Maidana, he found himself being consoled and encouraged by one of his fellow fighters: Floyd Mayweather Jr. "That was the first ti...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  12. Ortiz completely past Maidana meltdown

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Victor Ortiz walks into the gym full of smiles, greeting reporters he knows well with hugs as he prepares for a public workout. His outgoing personality, allied with his aggressive fighting style, marked him out early as a potential star, and that po...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  13. Shane Mosley and old guard not quite ready to pass the torch

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Don't tell Shane Mosley to act his age. Or Bernard Hopkins. Or any hard-nosed vet the boxing fraternity has written off over the years, for that matter. The old guard isn't going anywhere.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2009
  14. Afterthoughts on a night at the Garden

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Torches were passed when a pair of promising fighters rose to the top of their games, while one legend fought valiantly in what may have been his final fight.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2007
  15. Small town kid hoping for big things to come

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Many consider Victor Ortiz's fight against Carlos Maussa on Saturday to be the biggest of his career. Ortiz would argue that getting to this point in his life was the biggest fight.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2007