Boxer VICTOR ORTIZ joined the celebrities paying tribute to Michael Jackson at the weekend (27Jun09) when he chose to enter the ring for his super lightweight championship battle with Argentine MARCOS MAIDANA to the sounds of the King of Pop.
The Los Angeles-based fighter thrilled the home crowd at the Staples Center on Saturday night when his big night started with Jackson's Thriller and Beat It hits.
A source tells WENN, "Victor was and is a big fan of Jackson's music and he thought it would be fitting to dedicate his ring walk to the King of Pop."
The Jackson tunes didn't bring Ortiz much luck - the fight was stopped in the sixth round and Maidana claimed the super lightweight belt.