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Arum on Mayweather Antics - I'm Disgusted, A Disgrace

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com spoke with Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, regarding Saturday night's controversial fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) and Victor Ortiz (29-3, 22KOs). After Ortiz intentionally used his head in the fourth round, he was penalized a point by referee Joe Cortez. Ortiz tried to calm the situation by going over to hug Mayweather, but when he pulled away from that hug, with his hands down, Mayweather fired off two punches that knocked him out.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on The Ending

Whether it was legal or not legal, it was unsportsmanlike behavior [by Mayweather] and it was a cheap shot [by Mayweather]. I'm disgusted by what I saw.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on The Post-Fight Confrontation Between Mayweather and HBO's analyst Larry Merchant.

For this kid to take off on Larry Merchant the way he did and use the language that he did - it was a disgrace.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on Mayweather discrediting Merchant as a "Boxing Expert" Because He is Not a Former Fighter. 

How many announcers, how many of these guys have actually been in the ring? Very, very few. I don't know any. They bring in one guy as the third guy who is a former fighter or a trainer, but the second guy - nobody expects him to have been a boxer when he was younger. That's ridiculous. That's the same thing with the football announcers. They have an expert who played the game but the other announcers have never played the game.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on Mayweather Throwing His Punches in Response To Ortiz Intentionally Using His Head.

[Ortiz] intentionally headbutted Mayweather. It is inexcusable, but he paid the penalty, which was the deduction of one point. That doesn't excuse unsportsmanlike behavior and throwing a cheap shot like Mayweather did. That's not something Pacquiao would do. That's not something that any of the fighters that I had in the eighties would do, like Leonard, Hearns and Hagler. It's just inexcusable behavior.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on The Performance of Referee Joe Cortez.

Cortez, in my opinion, did a very poor job. When the foul came, he properly took a point away, and when the action continued he should have looked at both fighters and said 'fight.' He didn't do that. He was looking at the timekeeper apparently, and said 'time in.' But that is not communicating with an Ortiz. Do I think Cortez did a poor job? Yes I do.

BoxingScene.com - Arum's Thoughts on a Possible Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight in 2012.

We have a very tough fight with Marquez. We are concentrated on that. And on November 13th, if Pacquiao is successful, then that's the time to talk. You don't talk about a future fight, when you have a fight against a guy [and it] was obviously life and death in their two previous fights.

BoxingScene.com Arum's Thoughts on Mayweather Believing Pacquiao's Rise in Weight is Unnatural.

When they were both 16, they were both at the same weight, 105-pounds. Floyd was an amateur because he had the benefit of living in America, and Pacquiao was a professional because he was living on the streets of Manila. But they were both 105-pounds when they started at 16, you can look it up.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=kbpoetree;11169479]LMAO....people like Arum should not talk about anything like this...he is an extreme POS himself waaaay worse then anything he is talking about here..its just more "hidden"[/QUOTE] Only pacfans side with Arum, and we all know why that is. They…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=Paranormal;11167292]Once a moron, will always be a moron. There's nothing you can do it anyway. You are born that way.[/QUOTE] Give yourself an uppercut sh1thead, and go stand in the corner. You are a fkn clown for attempting to compare…

Comment by kbpoetree on 09-19-2011

LMAO....people like Arum should not talk about anything like this...he is an extreme POS himself waaaay worse then anything he is talking about here..its just more "hidden"

Comment by MJ223 on 09-19-2011

Calling :bsflag: on Arum. Don't you employ Margarito?

Comment by rocktx on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=zzat;11168252]Ortiz is a good actor. I think that Ortiz took the easy way out of this fight. I think he could have got up and made it to the next round. He just found a way to get out of…

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