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New Boxing Champ From Garden City

KSCB News - May 10, 2011 8:11 am

The Kansas Senate has honored the World
Boxing Council’s new welterweight champion, who grew up in Garden
City.
Senators unanimously adopted a resolution Monday praising Victor
Ortiz, who captured the WBC title in a unanimous decision last
month over previously undefeated Andre Berto. Ortiz, nicknamed
"Vicious" for his boxing style, has compiled a 29-2-2 record.
Ortiz was born in Liberal but raised by foster parents in Garden
City. He was a seven-time national amateur boxing champion before
winning the WBC title.
The Senate resolution commends him for serving as a role model
"exemplifying hard work and commitment." After its adoption,
Ortiz posed for photos with senators and showed off his
championship belt.
Gov. Sam Brownback plans a brief ceremony Tuesday in his office
to honor Ortiz.

 

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