Resto ready for war against Ortiz


Resto ready for war against Ortiz

PRESS RELEASE: In his hometown gym in the Bronx, NY, three times zones removed from Las Vegas, Jeffrey Resto has been training for the last seven weeks in anticipation of his junior welterweight showdown with Victor Ortiz on December 6th.


The Resto/Ortiz bout will appear on the same show as the twelve round welterweight collision between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. 

“Ortiz is all I think about, he’s the guy everyone is saying will be the next superstar in boxing, that’s why he’s in the co-main event. But I plan on using this opportunity to my advantage. A win on December 6th on a big stage in Vegas with everyone watching would be a tremendous boost for my career”, said the 31 year old Resto. 

A former New York City Golden Gloves champion and highly decorated amateur, Resto was thought by many on the east coast to be a future world champion when he turned pro 11 years ago. 
Said manager Ernie Pedroza, “It hasn’t been a smooth ride, there’s been a few bumps in the road for Jeffrey. But he’s persevered. When he lost to Michael Warrick, he got the rematch and won that fight. This fight against Ortiz, with all the buzz about the kid and the whole world watching, is truly Jeffrey’s chance to get back what was once promised.”


Resto, 22-2 with 13 KOs, will battle Ortiz over twelve scheduled rounds. The 21 year old Ortiz also has an almost identical record of 22-1-1 with 17 KOs). 

Continued Resto, “Ironically he’s the first southpaw I’ve faced, but that’s all we’ve sparred with, fast, hard hitting southpaws. I know all about Victor, I’ve watched many of his fights and I was at the Garden when he knocked out Maussa in the first round. I just feel like this is my time. I’ve had a great camp here in the Bronx . It seems like the whole borough is behind me. Every morning when I go run, people yell their good wishes to me, even people I don’t know. They want me to succeed because they know I’m one of them, I never left the Bronx, I was born here.”

Resto has won five in a row, most recently taking decisions over Hector Alatorre on May 2nd and Humberto Tapia on February 8th of this year, both of which were nationally televised. 

Said Resto, “In both of those fights I had to grind it out over the distance. I think I’m well prepared to go to war with Ortiz.”