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 Last update:  5/6/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Mayweather Ends Feud: I Apologized To Larry Merchant
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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. 

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Larry Merchant



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comment by edgarg, on 05-07-2012
[QUOTE=TehRedRanger]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 one of his long pauses in which he looks at w...

comment by edgarg, on 05-07-2012
[QUOTE=QballLobo]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 *****assness that he should after the Ortiz sucker punch.[/QUOTE] I don't think th...

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]larry got big![/QUOTE] Been fapping...

comment by LarryXXX, on 05-06-2012
[QUOTE=WESS]larry got big![/QUOTE] he was training just in case floyd got wrong again

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