Net Worth: $7 Million
- Source of Wealth Sports, Boxing
- Birth Place Garden City, Kansas
- Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
- Full Name Victor Ortiz
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth January 31, 1987
- Ethnicity Mexican
- Occupation Boxer
- Education Pacifica High School
About Victor Ortiz
American professional boxer and former WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz has an estimated net worth of $7 million. He earned his net worth as a professional boxer. Born on January 31, 1987 in Garden City, Kansas, Ortiz is of Mexican descent. He was introduced to boxing by his father at the age of seven. To make ends meet, he worked in the cornfields of Kansas at the age of 12. He was in a foster care without his siblings at the age of 13. He was reunited with his older sister after five years who took custody of him. Boxing was his salvation during these hard times and he made a name as an amateur.
Ortiz eventually made it to the 2004 Olympics trials. He had six wins before he suffered his first loss in his professional career. On June 3, 2005, he was disqualified in the first round of his fight against Corey Alarcon for what was controversially ruled as an illegal punch. Over the next two years, he piled up win after win and he lived up to his nickname “vicious” in the ring. He moved up to 140 pounds in 2007. He had a domination 10th round TKO win against Emmanuel Clottey. His first draw was a first-round technical draw in January 2007 against Marvin Cordova Jr. He had an accidental head-butt that opened a cut on his forehead and rendered him unable to continue. His second draw was a controversial one versus Lamont Peterson. ESPN.com and HBO unofficial scorer Harold Lederman both had it 97-91 in favor for him.
Victor Ortiz fought his first bout of 12 rounds against Roberto David Arrieta of Argentina on September 13, 2008. He had his first televised fight on HBO World Championship Boxing against Mike Arnaoutis of Greece on March 2009. He faced former WBA light welterweight champion Vivian Harris on the Shane Mosley & Sergio Mora undercard on September 18, 2010. On August 16, 2011, he fought Andre Berto for the WBC welterweight title at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket and he won the fight by unanimous decision.
Ortiz was previously on the light welterweight division where he held the USBA & NABO titles. He had a crowd-pressing, aggressive style, two-fisted power and boyish charm that made him the 2008 ESPN Prospect of the Year. He is currently rated as one of the “top three” welterweight boxers in the world by sporting news and boxing websites such as The Ring, BoxRec.com and ESPN.