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VICTOR ORTIZ PUTS ALEXANDER ON NOTICE ABOUT SCARY COMBINATION: "I WON'T STEP OUT OF THE RING WITHOUT THAT VICTORY"

By Press Release | February 15, 2018
VICTOR ORTIZ PUTS ALEXANDER ON NOTICE ABOUT SCARY COMBINATION:

Former welterweight world champions Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander showed off their skills at a media workout in El Paso Wednesday, as they prepare for their Saturday, February 17 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes action from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas.

Also in attendance at Wednesday's workout were undefeated contender Caleb "Sweethands" Plant and Rogelio "Porky" Medina, who battle in a super middleweight world title eliminator. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas battling Jorge Rojas.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Here is what Victor Ortiz had to say Wednesday from the Wolves Den Boxing Gym:

VICTOR ORTIZ

"I had a great training camp. I just made sure to listen to my coach every day and grind every day with my team. You really have to grind when people say this is your 'last chance,' because I'm not ready for that.

"Every fight shows a lot. Every time I step into the ring it's a new challenge. I haven't had any shortcuts throughout my career. I've never treated a fight like an easy fight.

"Life tends to take you certain places and right now I'm where I'm supposed to be. I'm 31-years-old and I believe I'm going to be able to accomplish all my goals in this sport. 

"Devon Alexander is a very fast boxer who was a champion for a reason. We've prepared for him in each and every way possible. We've worked hard to be in the best condition possible. I won't step out of the ring without that victory.

"I've done what I have to do to prepare for Devon Alexander. I have speed and power and that's a scary combination for any welterweight.

"I'm thankful for the support of El Paso and I'm proud to be fighting in the main event on Saturday. We're here to perform for everybody and have a great time."

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