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Maidana Upsets Ortiz! Written by Mr. StandnFight Sunday, 28 June 2009 04:09 - Last Updated Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:48

In a stunning exchange of events, Marcos Maidana (26-1 25 KOs) upset one of boxing's hottest rising stars, Victor Ortiz

(24-2-1 19 KOs) to claim the interim WBA super lightweight title in front of a packed house Saturday night at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The night immediatley exploded in the first round with Ortiz dropping Maidana with a right hook during an exchange of punches only to be floored himself seconds later by a Maidana right hand. Ortiz then came out in round two and dropped Maidana twice at the end of the round. Ortiz's boxing abbility seemed to surface in rounds three and four but in the fifth round Maidana landed a huge left hook that opened up a cut over Ortiz's right eye and at the end of the round Maidana found and hurt Ortiz with a right hand as Ortiz retreated straight back. In the sixth round it would come down to a battle of wills with both men being able to change the fight with one big shot and just 46 seconds into the sixth round Ortiz's will had been broken. A flury of shots put Ortiz down for the second time but this time it didnt look like he wanted to continue. The bout would eventually be stopped officially by referee Raul Caiz Jr. due to the cut suffered by Ortiz in the fifth round.

After the fight Ortiz, who was headlining for the first time in his career, sounded like a beaten man. " The crowd did get to me, I usually fight composed but something inside me kept saying I can Knock him Out, I can hurt him, I fought really dumb." said Ortiz. "I'm young but I don't think I deserve to get beaten up like this, I have a lot of thinking to do."

With this win and his controversial loss to Kotelnik, Maidana has positioned himself for a shot at the winner of Kahn vs Kotelnik. "It doesn't matter, Kotelnik I know already and Kahn isn't that big of a deal it's not that hard." Maidana said through an interpreter when asked who he would


Maidana Upsets Ortiz! Written by Mr. StandnFight Sunday, 28 June 2009 04:09 - Last Updated Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:48

like next.

"It was shocking to hear a young potential superstar like Victor Ortiz tell me just now that he didn't think he should be taking that type of punishment and that he didn't want to go out on his sheild, It seemed to me that Victor Ortiz is too good to be true." Said Max Kellerman

On the under card

Scottsman, Craig McEwan (16-0 9 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Darnell Boone (16-11-2 6 KOs). Scores were 77-75 for Boone and 77-75 and 79-73 for McEwan.

Adrian Broner (10-0, 7 KOs) stopped William Kickett (15-2, 5 KOs) in the sixth round.



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Maidana Upsets Ortiz in L.A  

Marcos Maidana Defeats Victor Ortiz in Los Angeles Ca.