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Pacquiao: Mayweather a Poor Sport, But Shot Was Legal

By Chris LaBate

According to a report in The Philippine Star, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao saw nothing illegal with the two-punch combination that Floyd Mayweather Jr. landed on Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After Ortiz fouled Mayweather with a headbutt, he touched gloves and hugged the fight, but was he moved away from the hug - Mayweather landed two punches that knocked Ortiz out.

“Very poor sportsmanship,” said Pacquiao. [But] it was not illegal.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, called it a cheap shot. He felt referee Joe Crotez lost control of the contest.

“Yeah [it was a cheap shot]. The referee was still talking to someone at ringside. And I didn’t see him said ‘box’ like they always do. I think he lost control,” said Roach.

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

[QUOTE=gquezvas;11165951]I love how you monkey mother F_ckers always make excuses and justifications for dirty moves. It was low and it was a ***** move. Mayweather has been wanting the respect he's been saying he deserves but when you pull ****…

Comment by Sugar Q on 09-19-2011

Listen haters. If the commission said it was legit then thats what it is [B]LEGIT!!![/B] Stop hating and ban together to pressure Manny's punk ass to step up and [B]SIGN THE CONTRACT[/B] saying he will submit to OST so we…

Comment by Sugar Q on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=iNDOLiFER;11169647][B]the point is that floyd knew ortiz wasnt ready and he still went for it. a great champion wouldnt do that. is it legal? of course it is, its just that u would think a guy like floyd would have…

Comment by iNDOLiFER on 09-19-2011

[B]the point is that floyd knew ortiz wasnt ready and he still went for it. a great champion wouldnt do that. is it legal? of course it is, its just that u would think a guy like floyd would have…

Comment by Sick on 09-19-2011

Its not a choice to win like that the ref clearly came between them clapped and restarted the fight. Mayweather did what he always does and that is be first. Not his fault Ortiz could'nt take ìt.

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