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Mayweather, Ortiz reflective, restrained

Originally Published: June 28, 2011
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There wasn't the usual braggadocio, no getting in the other guy's face or chest-bumping.

Longtime welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and current WBC titleholder Victor Ortiz kicked off the promotional tour for their Sept. 17 showdown on Tuesday by showing each other a level of professional respect that is fairly uncommon for these functions.

Despite repeated taunts from the gathered audience questioning Ortiz's heart, and the occasional shout for Mayweather to fight ...

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