Victor Ortiz

Age: 24
Hometown: Garden City, Kan.
Record and Titles: 29-2-2 (22 KOs) Current WBC Welterweight Champion
Wanna Get to Know Ya (II): Victor Ortiz has a hard knocks story tailor-made for boxing. Abandoned by both parents at the age of 13, Ortiz credits boxing with keeping him out of trouble while he and his siblings raised themselves. After winning the Kansas Golden Gloves championship, the southpaw turned pro at the age of 17 in 2004. Since then, the only hiccups for the boxer came in the form of a disqualification (illegal punch after the break) against Corey Alarcon and a TKO loss to Marcos Maidana in 2009. He bounced back with four victories before winning his championship bout with Andre Berto by unanimous decision in April.