Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather Ends Feud: I Apologized To Larry Merchant

By Rick Reeno

WBA junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) disclosed that he officially ended the feud with HBO analyst Larry Merchant. Last September, following his fourth round knockout of Victor Ortiz, Mayweather and Merchant engaged in a well documented verbal exchange, which erupted after Merchant grilled him on the Ortiz outcome. 

Mayweather shouted "HBO needs to fire you. You don't know sh*t about boxing. You ain't sh*t." To which Merchant fired back - "I wish I was 50 years younger so I could kick your ass"

During the pre-fight promotion, fans were anticipating another verbal exchange at the conclusion of Saturday's fight with Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Following Mayweather's unanimous decision victory, Merchant and Mayweather took part in a post-fight interview with no obvious tension between the two of them.

"Larry Merchant, things happen. Me being the bigger man, I just apologized and said hopefully we can have a better relationship in the future. I apologized for what I said. Any time someone gets pushed to the limit [things happen], and I feel that I got pushed to the limit. He wasn't giving me my just due. All I wanted to say the last time was to thank my fans for buying the pay-per-view and thank my fans for coming out and supporting me. That's all I wanted to say, but he kept worrying about other things - about the Ortiz fight, and asking me the same questions over and over again, so I got kind of upset," Mayweather said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by edgarg on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=TehRedRanger;12091250]I saw Larry drunk on air a few times. The guy's a racist joker. He has criticized Mexicans, Puertoricans and blacks. Plus Larry doesn't really analyze or commentate, he just opinionates very bias. I always hope he drops dead in…

Comment by edgarg on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=QballLobo;12089055]I thought Merchant let him off the hook at the end. He asked him about the 50/50 split and Floyd went off about the drug testing. It was good of Floyd to man up and apologize though, that was some…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 05-07-2012

I was disappointed in Larry, he wasn't even drunk for the post fight interview.

Comment by Cloud on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;12089281]larry got big![/QUOTE] Been fapping...

Comment by don larryx on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;12089281]larry got big![/QUOTE] he was training just in case floyd got wrong again

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao Training Hard For Jessie Vargas Clash Golovkin's Coach: Options Lacking at 168, No Reason To Move Up Cleverly Hungry To Relive The Dream of Being World Champion Parker Stops Dimitrenko In Three, Retains Mandatory Slot Frank Warren: Show in Cardiff Keeps Getting Bigger and Better Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson Split on Braehmer-Cleverly Outcome Anthony Mundine Seriously Considering a Future in Politics Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement