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Mayweather Rips Merchant: He Used To Be Drunk, On Air

By Osman Rodriguez

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still holding some animosity towards HBO expert analyst Larry Merchant.  Over the years, the two men have exchanged verbal punches during Mayweather's post-fight interviews.

Merchant has been very critical of Mayweather's in-ring style and his selection of opponents. Last September, after Mayweather knocked out Victor Ortiz in four rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, tempers exploded when Merchant criticized Mayweather for striking a defenseless Ortiz, who earlier intentionally head-butted Mayweather.

"HBO needs to fire you, you don't know sh*t about boxing. You ain't sh*t," Mayweather lashed out during the live HBO pay-per-view interview.

Merchant infamous response - "I wish I was 50-years-younger, then I'd kick your ass."

During a recent interview with the Orange County Register, the subject of Larry Merchant came up. Mayweather was asked for his thoughts on Merchant, and the pound-for-pound fighter gave a short response to close the subject.

"From what I used to see as a kid watching Larry Merchant, he used to be drunk, on air," Mayweather told the paper.

Their post-fight reunion will be interesting, when Mayweather faces WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto in an HBO pay-per-view main event at the MGM Grand on May 5th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chuckguy on 03-03-2012

[QUOTE=jatibonico68;11848524]I am agree Floyd, he has been drunk on air most of the time, that is why he is so slow and always ask question or makes comments out of reason. Did you see what he said about Rigondeaux, the…

Comment by Chuckguy on 03-03-2012

[QUOTE=kingfaze19;11849018]larry talks as if hes not even a boxing fan when hes commentating, 90% of the time all he does is bash whoever is fighting, calling em boring, and jim lampley and emanuel are not any better, the whole HBO…

Comment by Chuckguy on 03-03-2012

[QUOTE=I'm so sorry;11848097]Yup, Larry Merchant is widely regarded to as being a racist, senile old man that needs to be let go from HBO.[/QUOTE] How the hell is he a racist? U are a merchant hater an all of his…

Comment by kingfaze19 on 03-03-2012

larry talks as if hes not even a boxing fan when hes commentating, 90% of the time all he does is bash whoever is fighting, calling em boring, and jim lampley and emanuel are not any better, the whole HBO…

Comment by rckdees on 03-03-2012

f**k that racist dinosaur he should've been fired 20 years ago. he wouldn't give black fighters the time of day when he was beat writer 50 years ago f#!k racist motherf!#cker.

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