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The Countdown to the Big Fight
For Mayweather, a win gets fans closer to a much-anticipated match against Manny Pacquiao; for Ortiz, a victory will certainly catapult him to boxing's elite class.
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Victor Ortiz displays his WBC welterweight title belt on the table during a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Ortiz is slated to defend hist title against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Floyd Mayweather, left, and Victor Ortiz square off for a photo after a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. The pair are slated to fight for Oritz' WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Boxer Victor Ortiz poses with his championship belt at CityWalk in Universal City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Ortiz is scheduled to face Floyd Mayweather in a WBC welterweight title match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Floyd Mayweather gestures toward the crowd while posing for photos at CityWalk in Universal City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Mayweather is scheduled to fight champion Victor Ortiz in a WBC welterweight title match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Floyd Mayweather, left, and Victor Ortiz square off for a photo after a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. The pair are slated to fight for Oritz' WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 and provided by Hoganphotos.com, boxer Victor Ortiz works out in Ventura, Calif., in preparation for defending his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Hoganphotos, Gene Blevins)
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Floyd Mayweather kisses his niece Brielle while waiting to speak during a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is slated to challenge Victor Ortiz for his WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Victor Ortiz throws a medicine ball at the wall next to his trainer, Danny Ortiz, while getting ready for a Sept. 17 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Ventura, Calif. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Juan Carlo) LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT MAGS OUT
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Floyd Mayweather reacts during a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is slated to challenge Victor Ortiz for his WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2011, provided by Hoganphotos.com, boxer Victor Ortiz works out works out in Ventura, Calif., in preparation for defending his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Hoganphotos.com, Gene Blevins)
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Floyd Mayweather, right, listens to comments along with his trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, left, during a boxing news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is slated to challenge Victor Ortiz for his WBC welterweight title on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2011, provided by Hoganphotos.com, boxer Victor Ortiz works out works out in Ventura, Calif., in preparation for defending his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Hoganphotos.com, Gene Blevins)
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In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2011, provided by Hoganphotos.com, boxer Victor Ortiz works out works out in Ventura, Calif., in preparation for defending his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Hoganphotos.com, Gene Blevins)
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Floyd Mayweather, left, and Victor Ortiz talk while posing for a photo after a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather and Ortiz are scheduled to box for Ortiz's WBC welterweight title Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Oscar De La Hoya, left, talks with Victor Ortiz during a boxing press conference, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Ortiz is slated to defend his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Floyd Mayweather works out on the heavy bag at his gym, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will fight Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17 for the WBC World Welterweight championship. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Boxer Victor Ortiz holds up a championship belt as he poses for photos at CityWalk in Universal City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Ortiz is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather in a WBC welterweight title match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Floyd Mayweather, left, and Victor Ortiz, right, pose for a photo with Oscar De La Hoya after a news conference previewing their upcoming fight, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to challenge Ortiz for his WBC welterweight title Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Floyd Mayweather works out in the ring at his gym, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will fight Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17 for the WBC World Welterweight championship. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, looks at his biceps as he poses with Victor Ortiz, right, at CityWalk in Universal City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The two will fight in a WBC welterweight title match, Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses for photos at CityWalk in Universal City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Mayweather Jr. will fight champion Victor Ortiz in a WBC welterweight title match, Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Victor Ortiz, right, pose for photos at CityWalk in Universal City, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The two will fight in a WBC welterweight title match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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The Countdown to the Big Fight

For Mayweather, a win gets fans closer to a much-anticipated match against Manny Pacquiao; for Ortiz, a victory will certainly catapult him to boxing's elite class.

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