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 Last update:  9/18/2011       Read more by David Rosenberg         
   
Mayweather Slams Ortiz: Protect Yourself at All Times!
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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."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Victor Ortiz , Mayweather-Ortiz , Mayweather vs Ortiz


 

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comment by zipped, on 09-19-2011
[QUOTE=1prodz]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 since I can remember.... .... When you think...

comment by alembic, on 09-19-2011
[QUOTE=QADASHBANYAH]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 my opponent as a fellow competitor an...

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 Mayweather did was dirty, conniving, and completely unsportman-lik...

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 end still be absolutely classless. Actually I am wrong because Floyd happens to have a lot of class it ...

comment by QADASHBANYAH, on 09-19-2011
[quote=rolaz]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?? [u] you guys have no idea how the world works.[/u] had mayweather stopped 4 rounds later it wouldnt have mattered as floyd...

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