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Mayweather KOs Ortiz in the fourth, but finish labeled dirty by many in attendance
http://sports.yahoo.com/ ^ | Sun Sep 18 | By Steve Cofield

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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KEYWORDS: boxing; mayweather
They don`t pick Cortez to be a ref in a title fight for nothing.
1 posted on 09/17/2011 10:10:15 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


2 posted on 09/17/2011 10:15:01 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: All

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.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 10:34:19 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

He will hide under a rock to avoid Pacman.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 10:37:54 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Larry Mechant is my hero for telling Mayweather “If I were 50 years younger, I would kick your @ss”

Classic.

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.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 10:41:49 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Para-Ord.45

Merchant looking to the camera during Mayweather's whining.

6 posted on 09/17/2011 10:45:55 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

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.

Still livid.

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.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 10:48:00 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Para-Ord.45

Bread & circuses; great. This matters how?


8 posted on 09/17/2011 10:53:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Para-Ord.45

This is one of the reasons why I’ve never purchased a Mayweather fight...


9 posted on 09/17/2011 11:10:09 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 11:14:24 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 11:14:33 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
'Because he knows Pac Man would kick his @ss all night long and then KO him and shut that big arrogant punk up.'

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.

12 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:36 PM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

He should be tossed out of boxing for this


13 posted on 09/17/2011 11:16:00 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I noticed you were covering this fight live in another thread, and commented on the sucker punch.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 11:18:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 11:28:59 PM PDT by Cyman
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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.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 11:40:27 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Cyman

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.

FU, Mayweather.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 11:44:13 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: max americana

Pacquiao’s wife!!! who would cheat on her?


18 posted on 09/17/2011 11:44:33 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Great. Provide the link where he will blood test immediate before and after the fight.

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.

19 posted on 09/17/2011 11:52:10 PM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: Palter

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.


20 posted on 09/18/2011 12:05:22 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Yawn. Floyd undergoes Olympic testing. Pac man refuses. That’s enough spam for tonight.


21 posted on 09/18/2011 12:09:17 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: Palter

http://www.boxing.com/mayweather_responds_with_cold_shot.html

Also, Pac wouldn’t test during training, which is what Mayweather’s camp wanted.


22 posted on 09/18/2011 12:09:25 AM PDT by KentuckianaHeadhunter
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

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.


23 posted on 09/18/2011 12:14:50 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: KentuckianaHeadhunter

Excuses.

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.


24 posted on 09/18/2011 12:17:17 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Mayweather took advantage of the absence of the referee known for his tag line, Fair but Firm. Cortez was obviously looking in the direction of a ringside official and Mayweather being the alert and (although many may say dirty) a pugilistic technician took advantage of a situation which could result in an edge for him did exactly what many fighters before him have done and many more will continue to do long into the future, hit his combatant with a prefect left right combination. I don’t agree with the tactic but it was perfectly legal.

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 Floyd’s hands being raised.

25 posted on 09/18/2011 12:40:33 AM PDT by Brapple
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To: Brapple

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.


26 posted on 09/18/2011 12:55:36 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: Palter
Great. Provide the link where he will blood test immediate before and after the fight.

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.

27 posted on 09/18/2011 1:02:38 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Para-Ord.45
finish labeled dirty by many in attendance

Saw it on replay, didn't look dirty as in rule-breaking - just classless and ugly. Also have to wonder what Ortiz's deal was - he was making a bigger production of apologizing than Obama does in front of foreign dictators. Ortiz was on his way to a TKO loss in a couple of rounds anyway - leave it to Mayweather to turn an easy win into an ugly controversy.
28 posted on 09/18/2011 1:06:21 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: LibWhacker

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.


29 posted on 09/18/2011 1:11:12 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

the sucker punch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M45yKctFtA

merchents interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaN3kH-99eo&feature=related


30 posted on 09/18/2011 2:46:29 AM PDT by orbitboy
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To: orbitboy

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.


31 posted on 09/18/2011 4:43:26 AM PDT by BilLies (The "Liberal" news media hates your traditional American guts.)
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To: orbitboy

I wasn’t aware that boxing continues to exist! Mixed Martial Arts is 10x the entertainment and skill set.


32 posted on 09/18/2011 4:45:26 AM PDT by mountaineer1997 (police harassing citizen, police view law abiding citizens as criminals, police fail)
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To: mountaineer1997

Except after fifteen seconds and they end up on the floor like a couple of homos. No thanks.


33 posted on 09/18/2011 5:15:34 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: longfellow

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.


34 posted on 09/18/2011 5:31:29 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: Para-Ord.45
Too bad that fight counts on either fighters' record.

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.

35 posted on 09/18/2011 6:46:58 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Palter
The conversation should be how dirty Ortiz was leading with that friggin head butt.

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.

36 posted on 09/18/2011 7:59:55 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Gene Eric

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 09/18/2011 9:04:50 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Conservative Vet

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.


38 posted on 09/19/2011 9:26:47 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

“From there, Cortes lost control of the fight”

I don’t agree. Ortiz lost control of himself.


39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:35 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

“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.


40 posted on 09/19/2011 10:01:07 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Palter

“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?


41 posted on 09/19/2011 10:03:53 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: GBA

“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.


42 posted on 09/19/2011 10:07:14 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: mountaineer1997

“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.


43 posted on 09/19/2011 10:09:27 AM PDT by Tublecane
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