Victor Ortiz has promised destruction when he faces John Molina Jr in Ontario, California on Sunday 30th September.

BoxNation fans are guaranteed an all-action 10 round war when the Welterweights meet and a potential Fight of the Year between the California rivals.

Ortiz briefly held the WBC Welterweight Title in 2011, beating Andre Berto only to get knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr in his first defence.

He is still just 31-years-old although he has been a professional since June 2004 and next weekend is a must win battle to have any chance of getting another World Title crack.

Ortiz said at Thursday's media day: "This is another chance for me to do what I love to do and what I have the most passion in the world for. You have to keep that fire burning inside you to keep competing in this sport. You have to go in there 100 miles per hour.

"This is a sport and I'm going in there to destroy him, then we can go have lunch after. I have lots of respect for Molina, but this is still boxing. He's in my way right now and I'm going to knock him out of the way."

Victory is just as important for Molina Jr, who has lost to Antonio DeMarco and Terence Crawford in World Title challenges at Lightweight and Super-Lightweight.

Since losing to Crawford in eight rounds back in December 2016 he has fought just once getting off the floor to stop Ivan Redkach nine months ago.

It will be the 35-year-old’s first contest at Welterweight, but he believes Ortiz being naturally bigger is not an issue: "Victor is probably the physically bigger guy because he's been at Welterweight longer, but I think I carry the weight well.

"I've always been big for my weight classes so I think it will fit perfectly. Victor deserves my undivided attention and he has it. Especially for this fight. He is a big strong guy who hits hard for 147-pounds.

"I never pick the easy guy when I move up in weight. My first fight at 140 was Lucas Matthysse and I expect fireworks for this fight as well."