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Small town kid hoping for big things to come

Many consider Victor Ortiz's fight against Carlos Maussa on Saturday to be the biggest of his career. Ortiz would argue that getting to this point in his life was the biggest fight.

Originally Published: November 6, 2007
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

Pressure? Victor Ortiz isn't feeling it.

Fighting a former world title holder on a pay-per-view card at Madison Square Garden?

That isn't pressure.

"I think I'm going to go in there and set my pace, fight my fight," says the amenable 20-year-old of his Saturday date with Colombia's Carlos Maussa. "I think we're going to be good. We're on a good roll right now."

How about the fact that he is widely touted as one of the best prospects in boxing? That his promoter ...

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