Boxing News At Five | Sep 26 2018

Boxing News at Five: Ortiz hands himself in ahead of rape charge, Martinez vs. Chavez Jr II seems likely for November 17

Victor Ortiz hands himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs, while Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr appear serious about their 2018 rematch, six years on from their first fight
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VICTOR ORTIZ, the former WBC world welterweight champion, has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March.

The 31-year-old turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs yesterday (September 25), according to police in Oxnard, California. They said the district attorney filed charges after a prolonged investigation and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was eventually released after a $100,000 bail was posted but faces charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration when he appears in court on October 10.

 

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