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Pro boxer Victor Ortiz visits Royals spring-training camp

Professional boxer Victor Ortiz, who is from Garden City, Kan., showed off his WBC welterweight champion ring and his ring from the movie “The Expendables 3,” while visiting the Kansas City Royals spring training workout on Tuesday.
Professional boxer Victor Ortiz, who is from Garden City, Kan., showed off his WBC welterweight champion ring and his ring from the movie “The Expendables 3,” while visiting the Kansas City Royals spring training workout on Tuesday. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Royals fans come from many different backgrounds.

In addition to the 800,000 or so people who showed up for the Royals’ victory parade last November, White House press secretary Josh Earnest is a fan. Ditto for professional boxer Victor Ortiz.

Ortiz, the former WBC welterweight champion from Garden City, Kan., was at spring-training camp in Surprise, Ariz., on Tuesday with his company Celebrity Sweat.

“We just came to pretty much motivate and inspire kids around the country to, you know, to get their workouts in and stay healthy,” Ortiz said.

Royals manager Ned Yost filled in Ortiz on his brick-breaking abilities.

Kansas City Star videographer John Sleezer made a video of the visit (which you can watch above).

Here is the video of Yost breaking the bricks:

Royals manager Ned Yost breaks concrete blocks at spring training 

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