Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
Ortiz needs to hang it up. sad to say, he had so much potential, but like you guys mentioned, he has NO heart and a glass chin. as soon as he gets rocked, he gets into a fetal position.
It's not even like he's getting knocked the f**k out, either. Amir Khan gets knocked the f**k out, but to his credit he's got a lot of heart. I remember when Maidana rocked the s**t out of him. Khan went the whole two minutes getting tagged and refused to clinch and ended up winning the fight. Ortiz had a shot to fight Canelo and earn himself a couple million if nothing else. Josesito Lopez broke his jaw in the 11th round I think. Ortiz was winning the fight easily, all he had to do was keep a high guard and run in circles and he would have won. Instead he just sat on his stool, shaking his head "no more". In this fight, all he had to do was stand up for one second and go to his corner to recover.
I saw Chris Arreola get his nose broken against Bermane Stiverne in the 2nd round and he still went the entire way fighting his heart out. And that's just one example off the top of my head.
My point is that as a professional FIGHTER you have certain obligations. One of them is to fight. Just my opinion.