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Ortiz heads to 154 for ‘Canelo’

The 21 year-old Mexican was forced to find an alternative on two occasions following a tragic motorcycle accident ruled out Paul Williams, who now faces a wheelchair bound future, and James Kirkland pulled out days after agreeing with a shoulder injury.

The left Golden Boy with few options and they have now turned to former WBC welterweight king Ortiz, 25, who will have to come through Josesito Lopez on June 23rd in what could be his final fight at welterweight to finalize the deal with ‘Canelo.’

‘Vicious’ Victor himself had to scout for a new foe after Andre Berto failed a drugs test earlier this year and the Kansas-born fighter now competes in his third world title fight in the fall with the 41-fight unbeaten Alvarez on Showtime’s ‘Knockout Kings’ event.