Skip to comments.Mayweather KO’s Ortiz in the fourth, but finish labeled dirty by many in attendance
Posted on 09/17/2011 10:10:12 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) delivers another victory and wins the WBC title from Ortiz, but it may have been the most bizarre night of the great fighter's career.
The end of the fight was pure insanity. The bout was heating up in the fourth when Ortiz landed some solid shots and drove Mayweather into ropes. The 24-year-old got too aggressive and leapt into the air headbutting Mayweather.
Referee Joe Cortes wisely paused the fight. That's when Ortiz walked behind the ref's back to apologize and hug Mayweather. Cortes grabbed Ortiz and walked him back to center of the ring to dock him a point. From there, Cortes lost control of the fight.
The referee looked the other way while Ortiz again walked up to Mayweather in the middle of the ring with hands out in a peace offering. Mayweather hit him with a slapping left. Ortiz looked at Cortes, who was still in a haze, to ask what the heck just happened? That's when Mayweather delivered a right hand bomb straight down the pipe. Ortiz (29-3-2) went down and couldn't back to his feet. The fight was over just as it was really starting.
As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, Mayweather engaged in a ridiculous conversation with Merchant. The veteran announcer tried to press Mayweather on why he threw the punches when Ortiz clearly wasn't fighting. Mayweather refused to do so. Then he snapped getting in the face of Merchant, who finally fired back. It was a terrible moment for both.
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Gayweather: classless woman-beater and always in jail. Compare that to Manny Pacquiao who makes it a point never to miss Sunday mass, even the morning after his Vegas fights and never cheated on his wife. Like always..Floyd will duck Pacman for a fight just to avoid the loss column.
Mayweather is a low-class punk. I wish Larry Merchant sucker punched him at the end of the interview and dropped him on his ass.
Mayweather won’t fight Pac-Man until Manny is old and worn out.
In the meantime, Mayweather fights sub-par competition 1x per year and calls himself the greatest.
Meanwhile, he makes a ton of excuses not to fight Pac Man, who would wipe up the ring with his big mouth, arrogant punk ass.
I’ve been watching boxing a long time and that was one of the lowest class moves ever, and his tirade against Larry Merchant post fight showed Mayweather for what he truly is - a lowlife punk that needs a good ass-kicking and the man to do it is Pac.
I’m absolutely livid right now, and I didn’t pay a cent to watch the fight.
Mayweather is a punk and excuser.
His plan is to fight a worn-out Pac Man 3 years from now, and he has been dodging him for 3 years while Pac Man has fought everyone.
Pac Man should issue a statement tomorrow and call him a little punk b**** and tell him to put up or shut up.
He will hide under a rock to avoid Pacman.
Larry Mechant is my hero for telling Mayweather “If I were 50 years younger, I would kick your @ss”
Mayweather started it by going off on Merchant, saying HBO should fire him and that Merchant doesn’t know $#IT about Boxing.
Mayweather did that because he knew what Merchant was going to ask next: When are you going to stop making excuses and fight Pac Man?
I would pay $100.00 to watch Pac Man give that punk a boxing lesson for 11 rounds, then KO him in the 12th
Pac Man - Class
Mayweather - Punk
Mayweather screwed himself, because the demand for a Pac Man fight will only be louder and longer, and Mayweather needs to put up or shut up.
Pac man needs to call him out for the punk that he is and perhaps goad him into signing to fight within the next 6-12 months.
Mayweather is simply trying to dodge Pac Man until he retires.
Merchant looking to the camera during Mayweather's whining.
Because he knows Pac Man would kick his @ss all night long and then KO him and shut that big arrogant punk up.
Of course, Mayweather would make more excuses than Obama, but Pac Man wouldn’t have to resort to hitting a defenseless fighter to win.
He would give Mayweather a boxing lesson.
I recorded the fight, and you can actually hear Ortiz say “Sorry” when they bumped gloves and Ortiz game him a half-hug.
Before Ortiz even had a chance to bring his hands back up, Mayweather hit him with a L-R combo.
Cheap win by a chickens S*** fighter.
Mayweahther has ZERO class or ethics or ring etiquette.
Ortiz showed nothing but class and grace in the post fight interview.
Bread & circuses; great. This matters how?
This is one of the reasons why I’ve never purchased a Mayweather fight...
It doesn’t. These T.C.B.E.M.S. couldn’t carry Rocky or Joe L’s ‘strap. Freakin’ young ass loud mouth punks.
It doesn’t. These T.C.B.E.M.S. couldn’t carry Rocky or Joe L’s ‘strap. Freakin’ young ass loud mouth punks.
That's debatable. At least Floyd undergoes olympic drug testing for his fights. Pac Man wont. They won't fight because Pac Man refuses to test, end of story.
He should be tossed out of boxing for this
I noticed you were covering this fight live in another thread, and commented on the sucker punch.
Don’t know what happened with the fight but I will always take the side against Merchant. What an arrogant, obnoxious, no talent piece of caca.
BS - Pac Man offered to take a test before and immediately after the fight and would wipe up the ring with this cheap shot, sucker punching punk and Mayweather still refused and made excuses, just like he has been for the last 3 years.
Mayweather has been dodging Pac Man for 3 years, making a more excuses than Obama while Pac Man fights everyone and Mayweather fights sub-par fighters once a year.
Mayweather is just waiting for Pac Man to be in enough “wars” and to get old where he is a shadow of himself.
Just like Leonard refused to give Hearns a rematch for 7 years back in the 80’s, Mayweather is dodging Pac Man and showed his true colors tonight with his sucker punch and tirade against Larry Merchant.
Mayweather is a classless punk.
Pac Man is the epitome of class and you’ll NEVER see him do either of what Mayweather did tonight.
I can’t wait to see Pac wipe up the ring with his arrogant @ss
The booing of the crowd proves me right, and Mayweather telling Merchant that “HBO should fire him and that he doesn’t know $#!T about Boxing showed you the real Mayweather - the lowlife wifebeater who lost his temper because an old man was going to ask him “when are you going to fight Pac Man”
No more excuses - fight Pac Man or be known as a punk b**** forever.
Fighting sub-par talent 1x per year while Pac Man fights 3x per years against anyone and everyone doesn’t make you the greatest. Not even close and Mayweather’s display of sucker punching a defenseless opponent and his post fight rant showed his true colors.
If Mayweather is so great, why did he have to resort to sucker punching a sub-par, defenseless fighter to win.
You’ll never see Pac do anything like that because he has class while Mayweather can’t even spell the word.
He just makes excuses not to fight Pac Man because he knows what the outcome would be.
End of story.
Obviously, you didn’t see the atrocious behavior by Mayweather during the interview.
Merchant was 100% right, and his comment at the end was priceless.
Pacquiao’s wife!!! who would cheat on her?
As for the fight.
Ortiz left his guard down and suffered the consequences. You don't move forward with your arms down after restarting the fight.
Yes, Mayweather is a slime ball. But, in the ring he would stop Psc.
How long have your been watching Boxing?
Pac Man will have his blood checked before and after the fight for illegal substances, so if he beats Mayweather and fails the test, Mayweather gets the win and stays undefeated, how can you argue this?
Please explain this to me.
Mayweather is just making excuses to avoid getting his ass kicked by Pac Man.
He’s going to wait another 3 years after Pac Man is a shot, worn out fighter while Mayweather fights 2nd rate fighters and sucker punches them to win so he doesn’t have to go 12 rounds.
Mayweather is an arrogant wife-beater and a no-class punk, as proven in the post-fight interview with his tirade against Larry Merchant, out of the blue.
If anyone is juicing, it’s Mayweather as that post fight interview had all the looks of a roid rager who blew up for no reason.
They even test the water bottles for illegal substances after the first Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello fight.
The “Steroids” excuse by Mayweather is translation for “Im afraid to get my ass kicked by Pac Man, so I won’t fight him until he’s washed up while I fight a bum once a year”
Mayweather is just trying to buy time because he won’t fight Pac Man in his prime because Pac will knock him into the cheap seats and shut him up, but he’ll still make a million excuses.
Yawn. Floyd undergoes Olympic testing. Pac man refuses. That’s enough spam for tonight.
Also, Pac wouldn’t test during training, which is what Mayweather’s camp wanted.
Ortiz had his arms down after giving Mayweather a hug and saying “Sorry” you can even hear it on the recording and Mayweather hit him before he had a chance into transitioning from giving Mayweather a hug and apology into a defensive stance.
Mayweather basically hit him before he could bring his hands up to defend himself.
Completely unnecessary and it spoke volumes about the “man” Mayweather is.
Mayweather may be able to beat his wife, but he won’t beat Pac man unless he stretches out the excusing for another 3 years because he knows Pac Man will kick his ass.
FU, Floyd Mayweahter. This isn’t a street game of “Knockout King” ou freakin’ punk.
Sign to fight Pac Man now, or forever be known as the coward that you are.
Fight or STFU and stop making excuses as fighters are tested pre and post fight.
The gloves, water bottles, everything is tested.
Floyd is just a puss.
What I seen was Mayweather systematically breaking down Ortiz (I would have loved to see Ortiz drop Mayweather and watched with hope) unfortunately for Ortiz the punches Floyd was landing were going to increase in intensity and eventually would have force Ortiz to withdraw from combat or be Knocked out running into a perfectly timed right lead as Victor came rushing in attempting to land a big shot to the head of Floyd . Anyone with any knowledge watching this fight could clearly see that it was just a matter of time before the fight would come to an end with Floyds hands being raised.
Anyone with a knowledge of boxing knows Ortiz is a slow starter and a strong finisher.
That sucker punch could have killed Ortiz, and Mayweather would still be ranting at Larry Merchant, who was incensed by Mayweather’s cheap shot and uncalled for, personal attack on Merchant during the post fight interview. Protect yourself at all times, but don’t sucker punch someone who just hugged you and apologized for a head butt and didn’t even get the chance to defend himself.
If anyone is on “roids” it’s the wife beater and ranting Floyd Mayweather.
I can’t wait to see Pac Man wipe up the floor with this ghetto thug and knock him into the cheap seats.
I personally heard Pacquiao make that offer on the air. Mayweather IS a punk and a dirty fighter, as we saw tonight. He's got no chin and he's afraid of Pacquiao. Rightly so. He can slip a punch alright, but he's better at slipping good fights.
Sure. He’s a punk. He’s not a dirty fighter. He did nothing illegal nor wrong. Ortiz came at him with his hands down. Not only that. The conversation should be how dirty Ortiz was leading with that friggin head butt.
the sucker punch
Thanks for the clip re the “knock out”. The referee could get a job in the White House protecting your rights’ at the polls....his primary job is to protect the respective fighters from potentially permanent injury which he did for Mayweather but not for Ortiz.
I wasn’t aware that boxing continues to exist! Mixed Martial Arts is 10x the entertainment and skill set.
Except after fifteen seconds and they end up on the floor like a couple of homos. No thanks.
Well Manny was a bit of a womanizer earlier in his career. In Filipino culture, men are seen as “macho” if they have mistresses. A couple years ago, he was caught leaving The Tonight Show with Filipina beauty, Krista Ranillo in the car. She had followed him to LA where he was training. After that, he really seems to have toned things down. I’m a Pacquiao fan but he’s no saint. He does have a strong faith, even if he falls short sometimes, just as we all do.
With any luck, the general opinion will be Mayweather was skeered he'd lose and a cheap shot was the only way could beat Ortiz.
Yes, that was one of the more flagrant, if not the most flagrant head butts I've ever seen. Made him look desperate. Can't wait to see the whole fight next week.
Thanks for the ping!
I thought he was Macho for nailing her! We need some Pics of her!.......
I am sure he has also cheated, i just don’t get it.
“From there, Cortes lost control of the fight”
I don’t agree. Ortiz lost control of himself.
“Larry Mechant is my hero for telling Mayweather ‘If I were 50 years younger, I would kick your @ss’”
Merchant was embarrassing. He’s a journalist, which doesn’t mean much, but in the very least means you’re not supposed to get personally wrapped up in the story. Mayweather, despite being a dumb boxer, ought to know how to control himself by now, with how much media he’s faced. But, hey, he is still just a boxer. And it is his career and reputation on the line here, not Merchant’s. Merchant must have known he’d be defensive, loudly and irrationally so. He must also know from their history that Mayweather hates him. He should have been the adult.
Oh yeah, and a 70 year-old Mayweather would probably destroy Merchant at 18. So stop making empty threats, old man.
“They won’t fight because Pac Man refuses to test, end of story.”
That’s not what Pacman’s camp says. Mayweather calls them liars. Who should we believe?
“With any luck, the general opinion will be Mayweather was skeered he’d lose and a cheap shot was the only way could beat Ortiz.”
Everyone agrees that Mayweather was winning, and there’s no reason to think, barring a lucky shot, he wouldn’t have won anyway. Even when caught against the ropes, it was obvious Mayweather maintained the upper hand, given that Ortiz resorted to a head butt.
“Mixed Martial Arts is 10x the entertainment”
I don’t agree. As entertaining as seeing a good knee to the groin is, watching grown men embrace on the floor for extended periods is boring. If grappling were fun to watch pro wrestling would be real.