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In Their Words: Victor Ortiz

Originally Published: September 7, 2011
By ESPN.com

Victor Ortiz was dismissed by much of the boxing world after a 2009 loss to Marcos Maidana, but as he has often said in recent interviews, he has been counted out before. Ortiz rose from difficult beginnings in Garden City, Kan., to overcome being abandoned by his parents, take custody of (and raise) his younger brother and develop into a top 147-pound contender. In April, he survived two knockdowns to overpower Andre Berto in a potential fight of the year, swiping Berto's welterweight belt and ...

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