Five keys for Victor Ortiz

Plotting a path to victory in Thursday's welterweight bout against Luis Collazo

Originally Published: January 29, 2014
By Bernardo Pilatti |

After suffering a broken jaw in his last fight -- a TKO loss to Josesito Lopez in June 2012 -- former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz has been busy outside the ring.

Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KOs) returns to action Thursday following a 19-month layoff when, during his recovery, he was a cast member of the film "The Expendables 3" and participated in the TV show "Dancing With The Stars."

Now under the leadership of trainer Danny Smith, Ortiz will face a fellow former welterweight titleholder in Luis Collazo (34-5, 17 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (9 p.m. ET).

Here are five keys to victory for Ortiz against Collazo:


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