There was a huge crowd turnout for WBC welterweight champion Ortiz who weighed in at 147lbs on the button, and hometown fighter Mayweather was roundly booed when he took to the scales to be recorded at 146.5lbs.
Former unified light-welterweight champion Tim Bradley has been stripped off his WBC belt for inactivity and desire to move up the weight classes.
It is the second time the Palm Springs native has been stripped of the title by the governing body after it was taken away in the same fashion when he refused to defend it against mandatory challenger Devon Alexander in 2009.
Kell Brook kept his world title ambitions on course with a comfortable points victory over Lovemore N'Dou in his home city of Sheffield, taking it by a clear 118-111 and 119-110 on two cards.
Brook now has 24 wins and no defeats, although he was unable to extend run of eight wins inside the distance against the wily veteran.
Bradley who unified the titles in a fight that was widely lamented for its quality, described Khan’s performance on Saturday night as similar ‘if not worse’.
Khan, who defends his title at the MEN Arena in Manchester against European champion Paul McCloskey in April, told Boxing Futures that a division decider with Tim Bradley would be his next duty after getting through Irishman McCloskey.
According to boxing website Boxingscene.com a deal in principal has already been reached between Bradley’s promoter Gary Shaw and Khan’s promoter Golden Boy with regards to the contest.
Froch who returns to the ring for his Super Six semi-final clash against Glen Johnson on May 21 has said he will fight anywhere but would like a British show for his fans.
Speaking in his column in the Nottingham Evening Post, Froch said:
Former light-welterweight champ Junior Witter yesterday revealed that he would be Amir Khan’s next opponent on April 16 at the MEN Arena and was just waiting on Sky to approve the fight.
Witter, who hasn’t fought since a 2009 failed title challenge against recently dethroned WBC ruler Devon Alexander, told Steve Bunce on his BBC London radio show that the deal to fight Khan was ‘done’.
‘Irish’ Micky Ward is now a household name, a feat the blue-collar hero never achieved during his boxing days. Immortalised in a movie biopic, the unassuming fighter and Pride of Lowell, Massachusetts, is now a big screen draw.