Garcia Tells Mayweather: I Want You To Fight Clean!

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - The final press conference for Saturday's mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz was pretty low key until Ortiz's trainer, Danny Garcia, took the dais.  Garcia thanked Mayweather for giving Ortiz the opportunity to fight and also praised him as a great fighter.  He did however question the 6 time champion's tactics and called him a dirty fighter.
"I want you to fight a clean fight.  That is all that I ask," said Garcia. "You hold your elbows up and you throw your elbows.  We want a clean fight," continued Garcia.
Mayweather shrugged off Garcia's comments and said that there is no such thing as a clean fight. 

"We are in the ring hitting each other.  It is a fight.  There is no such thing as a clean fight, retorted Mayweather. 

Floyd went on to point to his record as proof that he is doing something right when it comes to the way he fights and spun the question back at Team Ortiz. 

"I am 41-0 aren't I?  If you don't want a dirty fight then when I hit Victor and hurt him then I don't want him holding," said Mayweather.
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=americanbot;11141071]people are now reaching at straws............floyd uses his elbow (not consistently at all) to push the opponent off at times when breaking the clinch. you idiots act as if he's ACTUALLY throwing elbows :lol1:[/QUOTE] Not always, not all the time,…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11140200]Oh god,guess they have they excuses ready..Floyd has used his elbows for yrs,find away around it and stop b!tching..I find it odd that these trainers all know about it,but are yet to come up with a game plan to stop…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=djtmal;11140030]i've seen fmj use his forearm to get leverage on fighters on the inside, but is he actually throwing forearms or headbutting all night? can't say that... looks like the ortiz camp is going to get a taste of what…

Comment by bose on 09-15-2011

This fight may turn into one of the dirtiest fights in history, least thats only if ortiz retaliates and that i hope he does.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=P4P_No1;11139843]LOL @ people getting mad @ Floyd for using dirty tactics. If the referee doesn't pull you up on it or deduct points then by all means continue. You do what you have to do to get the W; anyone…

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