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VICTOR ORTIZ COMPLETES TRIATHLON IN PREPARATION FOR MAYWEATHER

By Gary Reynolds | August 07, 2011
VICTOR ORTIZ COMPLETES TRIATHLON IN PREPARATION FOR MAYWEATHER

"Floyd, you ready for this," asked WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz shortly after completing the Camp Pendleton Sprint Triathlon this past Saturday. The race consisted of a 500 yard swim, 30K bike and 5K run. Competing in the Men's 20-24 age group, Ortiz finished in 9th place with a time of 1 hour, 36 minutes and 56 seconds, placing him 223rd overall out of nearly 1000 competitors. There's no doubt that Ortiz will be in top condition when he steps into the ring to face Floyd Mayweather in less than 6 weeks.

That being said, one has to wonder if Ortiz could be overtraining for what will be the biggest moment of his career thus far. At the very least, he certainly risked the biggest payday of his career as an injury, such as a rolled ankle, could have seriously jeopardized the fight. It's good to know that the 24-year-old Ortiz is a risk taker outside of the ring. Come September 17, we'll find out if he's a risk taker inside of the ring as well.

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