"Vicious" Victor Ortiz will be a cast member of Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, joining a lengthy list of boxers past and present who have taken part in the spectacle. He's also one of several professional athletes who will be on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, a popular showcase which can help vault a celebrity's status to a higher level.
On the Season 16 Dancing with the Stars website, this is what they same about Ortiz:
Victor Ortiz is a living, breathing example of the American dream. From a broken home in a small town in Kansas to the bright lights of the boxing ring, Ortiz has used every obstacle he has encountered along his journey to fuel his strength and attain his dreams.
As former Welterweight Boxing Champion, Ortiz finally found his life’s calling as a world class athlete. The nickname “Vicious” describes Ortiz when he’s in the ring, but his million-dollar smile is a preview to his heart of gold. His ability to connect with people ...