South Shore to Broadcast Title Fight
Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather plays on the big screen Saturday at Oak Creek's South Shore Cinema.
Marcus Theatres aren't just for movies anymore. In recent years, the theater chain has ventured out into broadcasting concerts, Broadway plays and sporting events.
On Saturday, it will show a live simulcast of Floyd "Money" Mayweather's long-awaited return to the ring, where he'll challenge WBC Welterweight Champ Victor Ortiz.
The boxing fight card will air beginning at 8 p.m. at Oak Creek's South Shore Cinema - one of only two theaters in the Milwaukee area hosting the event.
Mayweather holds a perfect record of 41-0, with 25 of those victories coming by way of knockout. The 34-year-old pugilist has held many titles over the course of his storied career, but has been inactive since a May 2010 decision victory over Shane Mosley.
His opponent and current champ, "Vicious" Victor Ortiz, won the title back in April after beating Andre Berto on the judges' scorecards. The 24-year-old goes into the fight holding a record of 29 wins, two losses and two draws.
Despite playing the role of challenger, many boxing sites have "Money" listed as a heavy favorite. However, Ortiz has been recognized as stiffer competition than Mayweather has faced in the past. The challenger's 16-month hiatus from the sport could also have an impact on the outcome.
Tickets for the HBO Pay-Per-View event cost $18 and can be purchased online or at South Shore's box-office. Apart from the title tilt, the card will feature light-welterweight bouts between Erik Morales and Pablo Cesar Cano, as well as Jesus Vargas and Josesito Lopez.