“This is business,” I replied:” But it does look like a party, more like a Hollywood Gala.” Viewed on line around the world last night’s Los Angeles press conference to promote upcoming welterweight championship showdown between newly crowned WBC champ, Vicious Victor Ortiz and one of the top pound for pound fighters, Floyd Money Mayweather was staged in true Hollywood style; with red carpet, limousine arrivals, huge outside Jumbo Screen presentations, music and a thousand fans gawking and trying to get autographs. Even Los Angles Lakers who sell outStaplesCenteracross the street, night after night would be envious of the hoopla that took place at theNokiaPlazalast night.
Why all the hoopla? Top moneymaker in a sport of boxing, unbeaten Floyd Money Mayweather is coming back to the ring after fifteen months lay off.
Thirty four year old Floyd will put his undefeated record and a top pound for pound ranking on the line when he faces off in a squared circle against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz. Twelve rounds or less welterweight contest will be televised live by HBO PPV directly from the Meccaof boxing, MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 17th, 2011.
Everyone inside theNokiaPlazawas excited and happy to witness the return of Floyd. “The return of Floyd Mayweather is big news for the sport of boxing,” sated Mark Taffet, senior vice president of HBO: “He is a major attraction and a must-see TV. Fight fans will be excited to see him put his experience, style and undefeated record on the line against the youth and punching power of the fast-rising Victor Ortiz.”
“We are all here today because of one man,” said Bob Halloran of MGM pointing towards Mayweather.