Floyd Mayweather cleaned Victor Ortiz, clock last night. In a split second knockout ocurring after the two boxing adversaries touched gloves, in the fourth round Mayweather was ruled the winner. Earlier in the round, Ortiz Ortiz threw what many describes as an intentional headbutt on Mayweather after he opened up combinations against the ropes. He got a warning from the ref who deducted a point from him. Controversey has arisen because it is thought that while Ortiz was apologizing, Mayweather hit him with a punch and knocked Ortiz to the floor. After the ten count, the Mayweather/Ortiz bout became controversial history as Mayweather was declared the winner.
Soon after, Mayweather entered into another bout with Larry Merchant. Merchant stepped into the ring questioning Mayweather in his question dragging style. Mayweather was accommodating, but became irritated with a dragging question about Mayweather’s aggressiveness in earlier rounds. Merchant insist that Mayweather had anticipated his path of questions and didn’t want to face questions about why he has refused to fight Manny Pacquiao. Merchant’s reasoning doesn’t seem to be supported by the video above. What is undisputed is that Mayweather had some choice words for Merchant who replied that if he had been 50 years younger he would kick the boxer’s ass. Dream on Larry Merchant, dream on.
After setting an irrational Merchant straight, Mayweather walked away. Perhaps, Mayweather could give President Obama some pointers in his fight for re-election. Anyway, Mayweather scored two knockouts last night, one against Ortiz, and one against the aging Mr. Merchant. Maybe it is time for HBO to give Merchant his walking papers. Ouch!
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