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Staff Predictions | Victor Ortiz vs. Devon Alexander

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander headline a PBC on Fox fight card from El Paso, Texas.

A do-or-die for both men, read on for Round By Round Boxing‘s staff predictions for Ortiz vs. Alexander and let us know who you think will win.

Round By Round Boxing Staff Predictions - 2018

NameWinLossTotal FightsWin Percentage
Alan Garcia1011
Alex Burgos64100.6
Amber Williams1011
Andrew Kang4260.66666666666667
Brandon Glass000!ERROR! division by zero
Brianna Rodriguez3250.6
CJ Halloran1010.33333333333333
Eric Ramos000!ERROR! division by zero
Joseph Hammond1120.5
Joseph Rodriguez3144
Joshua Diaz2240.5
Julio Sanchez2130.66666666666667
Michael Burnell2350.4
Milo Taibi000!ERROR! division by zero
Peter Nieves4370.57142857142857
R.L. Woodson5270.71428571428571
Robert Contreras000!ERROR! division by zero
Sarah Gruber1011
Shelbi Keyes000!ERROR! division by zero
Ty Paul5380.625
Vince Minnick000!ERROR! division by zero

Victor Ortiz
vs.
Devon Alexander

Michael Burnell, Staff Writer

This is an entertaining fight that represents something of a crossroads for both fighters who still possess name value and fan recognition.

Victor Ortiz has lost four of his last seven fights (all by stoppage) that span six years while the comeback minded Alexander has met defeat in three of his last five since 2013.

“Vicious” Victor will start quickly and Devon Alexander will move, show Ortiz angles and box intelligently.

The first six rounds will be competitive and either even or one of the fighters up by a single point going in to the second half of the fight.

Ortiz will start to fade as the enthusiasm he had been showing slowly ebbs away. He becomes fatigued and his attacks sporadic as he stands in front of Alexander, mouth open less mobile with every round.

Alexander on the other hand remains consistent if unspectacular against Ortiz and emerges with the decision.

Prediction: Alexander

 

R.L. Woodson, Staff Writer

Victor Ortiz probably has the better power at this stage of both of these fighters’ careers. However, his inactivity – in a couple different eye-catching stretches of his career – is problematic for me. The five stoppages too.

Devon Alexander is attempting to battle his way back into title contention after overcoming a bout with substance abuse. This is likely it for the loser between these 31-yr old fighters. I’ll take Alexander to survive some bigger shots, or heated attacks with varying success, from Ortiz early on in the bout.

Kevin Cunningham should be able to help Alexander safely navigate through the second half of the fight, where Ortiz’s focus and effort will both fade, to get a decision for a needed win.

The question will become, was enough to warrant a shot at champions Keith Thurman, Errol Spence, Jr or the Jeff Horn/Terence Crawford winner?

Alexander’s only top 15 ranking happens to be in the IBF where currently Spence reigns.

Prediction: Alexander

 

Ty Paul, Staff Writer

Give me a time machine, because this would be a pretty darn good fight in 2011. Headlining a FOX card in 2018? Unimaginable, to be honest. But, the show must go on. I believe Devon Alexander will stop Victor Ortiz in the late rounds.

Prediction: Alexander

 

Alex Burgos, Editor-in-Chief

Devon Alexander looked pretty good in his last fight and I still think he’s got something to give in the talent-filled Welterweight division.

Victor Ortiz hasn’t progressed past his 2011 skill level and while he’s good enough to last a few rounds, technical flaws and lack of passion always catch up with him. I don’t think Saturday night will be any different.

Prediction: Alexander

 

All photos by Ruben Ramirez

 

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