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Old 09-18-2011, 07:49 AM
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There were a few life lessons that I've learned from this fight. 1.) Protect yourself at all times. 2.) Play fair, or it might come back to bite you. 3.) Win honorably, and respectfully. 4.) Don't be a Joe Cortez; be aware, be diligent, or don't do it at all..., whatever it is.

Cortez proved to be a liability in this fight, and although he's had a great career as a referee, he should've retired years ago (for various reasons). His lack of control, foresight and direction could've been incredibly dangerous for a promising 24 year old fighter, who believed the fight to be on a break, and was waiting for Cortez's affirmative direction before he was hit with two surprise punches that knocked him unconscious. While lesson #1 certainly applies, what Mayweather did only increases my dislike for his character, and I believe most people objectively see it the same way. Who wants to win this way, with your opponent looking in the opposite direction, waiting to be told to fight?

Technically, the knock out was legal, but was it conclusive and objectively fair? It's just a question. For me, it was a shame, because I felt the fight was heating up, and in no way did I feel Mayweather was dominating Victor Ortiz.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:52 AM
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There were a few life lessons that I've learned from this fight. 1.) Protect yourself at all times. 2.) Play fair, or it might come back to bite you. 3.) Win honorably, and respectfully. 4.) Don't be a Joe Cortez; be aware, be diligent, or don't do it at all..., whatever it is.

Cortez proved to be a liability in this fight, and although he's had a great career as a referee, he should've retired years ago (for various reasons). His lack of control, foresight and direction could've been incredibly dangerous for a promising 24 year old fighter, who believed the fight to be on a break, and was waiting for Cortez's affirmative direction before he was hit with two surprise punches that knocked him unconscious. While lesson #1 certainly applies, what Mayweather did only increases my dislike for his character, and I believe most people objectively see it the same way. Who wants to win this way, with your opponent looking in the opposite direction, waiting to be told to fight?

Technically, the knock out was legal, but was it conclusive and objectively fair? It's just a question. For me, it was a shame, because I felt the fight was heating up, and in no way did I feel Mayweather was dominating Victor Ortiz.
I'd have to agree with this one.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:03 AM
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Thank you. I'm not necessarily an Ortiz fan, though I like the kid, and I'm not necessarily a Pacquiao fan, although I will be rooting for him against Floyd. And, this isn't because I disrespect him, he's a brilliant athlete, but I will be rooting for Manny, & this recent victory is part of that decision. Cortez will not be the ref, hopefully, and that's a good thing.

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:21 AM
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Would it be possible for Martinez to get a shot at Floyd?
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