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Mayweather Slams Ortiz: Protect Yourself at All Times!

By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) knocked out Victor Ortiz (29-3, 22KOs) in the fourth round to capture the WBC welterweight title. The ending had some controversy. In the fourth round, Ortiz had Mayweather backed up against the ropes and was throwing punches, but then used he intentionally fouled Mayweather with his head. Ortiz lost a point but then went over to hug Mayweather and touch gloves, when Ortiz backed away from the hug and looked for a split second at referee Joe Cortez, Mayweather unleashed two big shots to knock him out.

Mayweather doesn't believe there was anything illegal on his part. He says Ortiz used his head several times and busted open his mouth.

"This was another unbelievable performance. A lot of people want to know what happened.  There were a couple head butts.  Sh*t happens in the sport of boxing. Protect yourself at all times. You wanted to see a knockout and that is what I gave you. When Victor Ortiz was nine years old, I was dominating the sport of boxing," Mayweather said.

"I was always told to protect yourself at all times.  My mouth was split open. I said keep it clean.  Once you touch gloves, it is go time. We came together to fight. It is fight time. You want to do me dirty and then two minutes later you want to be my friend? This is the hurting business. Without the fourth round, he was going to get knocked out anyway.  I was fighting stronger. I was keeping my composure and sticking to the game plan.

"We were breaking him down. I listened to what my corner said. He was slowly breaking down as each round went. He was going to go anyway. Once you put me in that squared circle, I am home. I just say what goes around, comes around. Things happen in this sport and like I said, they say protect yourself at all times."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by zipped on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=1prodz;11157928]Floyd maynever is a cherry picking b**** Maynever is a coward b**** ass maynever with continue to duck and dodge pacquiao and Martinez. Mayneveer fans your hero is a coward ass B****.[/QUOTE] Floyd's been beatin up on dirty fighters ever…

Comment by alembic on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=QADASHBANYAH;11167050]What in the hell is sportsmanship??[/QUOTE]Sportsmanship means I don't cheat or resort to dirty tactics to the extent allowed by the referee of the evening - even if the other fighter subscribes to a different agenda. It means I respect…

Comment by codey on 09-19-2011

Ok, so ortiz got a little excited and tried to headbutt Mayweather. He paid the price by getting a point deducted. Headbutts happen pretty frequently in boxing. I'm not saying it's legit, but it's normal in an exchange. Now what…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 09-19-2011

What Floyd proves to me is the following. You can be a world class athlete and own a nice big home and have all the bling and fancy cars and all the money one could possibly desire. And in the…

Comment by QADASHBANYAH on 09-19-2011

[quote=rolaz;11158811]the knockout wasn't spectacular, it was un-sportsmanship.[/quote] that whole comment of yours was based on bullsh!t lemme guess, you are a christian right?? [b][i][u] you guys have no idea how the world works.[/u][/i][/b] had mayweather stopped 4 rounds later it…

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