Originally Posted by Mintcar923
I got mad respect for Floyd Mayweather as far as his boxing skills. But, I was watching the Gatti fight last night and I noticed something. Whenever theres some sort of pause in the action or the guy looks the other way Floyd attacks. It was the same s**t he did in the Ortiz fight. To me, thats just not cool..
There's nothing wrong with that, the aim of the game is to hit and not get hit, and capitalise on your opponent's mistakes. If they let their guard down and he hits them, that's their fault, he's just doing his job. Ortiz got what he deserved against Floyd. People want to talk about sportsmanship. Sportsmanship went out the window when Victor Ortiz started headbutting. Ortiz kept breaking the rules, and Floyd made him pay within the rules, yet Floyd was painted as the villain. It just goes to show you how much people hate him. 99.9% of boxers would have done exactly the same thing in both situations. People need to realise that boxing is the hurt business and you are supposed to protect yourself at all times.