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Andy Kerr on Mayweather vs Ortiz:

WBC Welterweight Title
When: 17th September Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
What: Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Victor Ortiz
Where: All on Primetime: Sky channel 480, Virgin Media ‘On Demand’ and online at www.primetimelive.co.uk

As the Star Power Pay-Per-View draws closer we sat down with Primetime anchor man Andy Kerr to get his thoughts ahead of Mayweather vs Ortiz.

Here’s what Andy had to say on reuniting with Steve Bunce;

“It’s brilliant to be working with Buncey again, boxing fans really seemed to enjoy our show on the Setanta channel. We have a great rapport and I can’t wait to be back in the studio with him for Primetime.”

On Primetime’s development;

“I think this is the best out and out card we’ve ever had on Primetime. We’ve had some great fights with Carl Froch and Amir Khan but the depth in this card is spectacular. All the fights are ones you would happily pay to see.”

“Primetime have gone from strength to strength this year, the fights keep getting better and better, the production is getting better every show and we have some of the best in the business working behind the scenes making the programmes. As Primetime grows in confidence fans are getting more and more choice of fights to see and that’s a fantastic thing.”

On Mayweather vs Ortiz;

“I expect Floyd to win. Arguably he’s the greatest fighter of his generation and he’s never really come close to losing. The best thing about Floyd, for me, is he’s not the most likeable of characters. He’s brash, has confidence verging on arrogance and likes to show off which can make a lot of people want to see him lose.”

“In Victor Ortiz he’s facing a world champion who in his last fight really showed he’s got something. I don’t expect him to beat Floyd but it’s an intriguing fight.”

“The other thing that makes this fight exciting is if Mayweather wins, are we now working towards a fight with Amir Khan? If this happens next year it will arguably be the biggest ever fight for a British boxer.”

“I think by next year, working with Freddy Roach, Khan will be the biggest test out there for Mayweather. Khan is faster than Mayweather, who’s defence is unbelievable, and when he goes back into camp for his December fight I suspect Khan and Freddy may already have one eye on how to beat Mayweather . Amir just keeps getting better and better and he’ll want to beat the legend Floyd Mayweather not a faded Floyd Mayweather.”

On Canelo Alvarez;

“Alvarez is brilliant and it’s fantastic we’ve got him on the same card as Floyd Mayweather. I think Alvarez may even be a potential opponent for Floyd in the future.”

“Alvarez is a great story, you only have to mention ‘the ginger Mexican’ and everyone knows who you’re talking about. It’s great that we’re getting to see these world stars on British television. This will be a good fight, Gomez is a good boxer, but we saw in the Matthew Hatton and Ryan Rhodes fights that Alvarez is special and I expect him to do the business on the night.”

On Morales vs Matthyse;

“If Bradley moves up to 147 then I have no problem in this being for the WBC belt, if Bradley stays at 140 then I think it’s wrong. You should win or lose titles in the ring. Once you get past that I think you’ll see the fight of the night here. Erik Morales is a legend of the sport and Matthyse is potentially a fantastic boxer who looks better every fight. I expect this to be a really intense fight and a fantastic contest. I really don’t know who will win this fight, you could say Matthyse is slightly better just now but Morales is a legend and you will enjoy this one.”

Final Thoughts;

“I’m really pleased Anthony ‘Million Dolla’ Crolla will be fighting on the night, he’s a real talent and with Ricky Hatton bringing him through he’s got a great fan base. It’s a great night for boxing fans, there is real depth on this card. Normally you’re lucky to get a good main event and 1 or 2 supporting acts but we’ve got 5 fights you’ll really want to see. This is probably the best world card you’ll see this year!”

The ‘Star Power’ pay-per-view is a packed night of boxing featuring 3 WBC title fights;
WBC Welterweight Title: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz
WBC Light Middleweight Title: Canelo Alvarez vs Alfonso Gomez
WBC Light Welterweight Title: Erik Morales vs Lucas Matthyse
Also included in the pay-per-view broadcast is undefeated Light Welterweight Jessie Vargas vs Josesito Lopez.

British fighter Anthony Crolla will be fighting the Mexican Juan Manuel Montiel in a contest to be shown Free To View on Primetime in the lead in to the pay-per-view broadcast.

You can order the card for only £14.95 by calling 08712004444*, visiting www.primetimelive.co.uk or Virgin Media customers can purchase using the ‘On Demand’ menu. Customers on Sky must register the first time they use Primetime and once registered can purchase using the ‘box office’ menu.

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