Michael Rosenthal

Ortiz, De La Hoya to be on “Piers Morgan”

Victor Ortiz and Oscar De La Hoya, his promoter, are scheduled to appear on “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Aug. 31.

The episode will air at 9 p.m. ET / PT and again after midnight on CNN.

"I am thrilled to be able to show CNN's millions of viewers a different side of the sport that I love so much," said De La Hoya.  "Victor Ortiz went from an orphan to a champion and his story is one that I truly believe anyone watching Piers Morgan Tonight tomorrow will find not only interesting, but inspiring.  I think after seeing his interview with Piers Morgan, the general public is going to welcome Victor with open arms."

Ortiz defends his WBC welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas on pay-per-view TV.

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