Victor Ortiz, WBC boxing champ, sings 'Catwalk'

Fri, May 13
2:39
PM ET

Have you seen boxer Manny Pacquiao singing "Imagine"?

How about Oscar De La Hoya singing "Run to Me" several years ago?

Well, here's a link to the single by Victor Ortiz, the new WBC welterweight champion, that really isn't too shabby. The song is called "Catwalk."

"It's about my ex-girlfriend of about four years who was creeping with other guys while we were together," said the 24-year-old Ortiz, who beat Andre Berto for the title in April. "So it's about her and what I was going through before and after the breakup."

Ortiz has been writing music for years "since I was fat kid getting beaten up all the time", and his friends urged him to put his words to beats and release a song. Growing up in Kansas and moving to California as a teenager, he prefers to sing hip-hop.

"I know that boxing will always come first in my life, but writing music has helped me relax. It's like my therapy," Ortiz said. "I'd like to be the Mexican-American version of Drake. I see myself telling stories with my songs."