Now that Victor Ortiz is no longer on “Dancing With the Stars,” the pro boxer says he is going back to what he does best: boxing.
Ortiz, 26, told Us Weekly magazine that he is going to focus on the upcoming World Championships.
"I don't know if relieved is the right word for it, but I definitely feel like, hey, this journey's over for me and now I'm going to focus on what I do, which is boxing," Ortiz told Us Weekly mag.
The boxer was eliminated during the sixth week of the show .
Ortiz said that he was happy to have this experience under his belt (not his heavyweight belt) and was grateful to have Lindsey Arnold as his dance partner.
"From this experience I'm taking away great friends, I'm taking away a great gal I met [Lindsey] and just enjoying everything about it," said Ortiz. "I'm not going to sit back and say, 'Oh my god I miss rehearsing!' though!"
Arnold agreed with Ortiz and called him “amazing” on the dance floor.
"We've come so far and it's just such an accomplishment to see him grow and to grow myself. I'm just so happy that we made it as far as we did."