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 Last update:  9/18/2011       Read more by David Rosenberg         
   
Victor Ortiz: Joe Cortez Said Break, I Was Fouled
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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.

Ortiz claims Cortez called for a break, so he had his guard down and then Mayweather fouled him with two punches.

"I fouled Floyd, I apologized in the ring and apologized after the fight as well. I thought the ref called a break and I am pretty sure he did and then I was like 'whoa, whoa,' and then I woke up after. I started it, but I got my point taken away. I was letting him come in because he wasn't hurting me at all. He doesn't have a stiff right.I was looking at Joe. I thought he said 'break,' and BOOM - I guess it was time for bed. In this case he connected with what I believe was a foul," Ortiz said.

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


 

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comment by mshap, on 09-19-2011
look, when when a fighter who is not normally dirty does what Ortiz did, it's from a growing sense of frustration and desperation -- things were not going Ortiz's way -- he was getting out punched 3-1, he was starting to get busted up and his initial adrenaline rush had faded -- why was he smilin...

comment by lutenco, on 09-19-2011
Legal or not legal a sucker-punch can kill a guy,damn all of you think for a moment that ORTIZ could go out on a stretcher......FANS OR NOT FANS,WHAT HAPPENED HAS BEEN DISGUSTING!!!

comment by BABYBOXER, on 09-19-2011
[QUOTE=gquezvas]You people justifying Mayweather's knockout are trash. It might have been legal but was it right? What ever happen to winning with pride. Is this something you would be proud of? If it is then it says a lot about you and this generation.[/QUOTE] i agree with you bro, but some b...

comment by gquezvas, on 09-18-2011
You people justifying Mayweather's knockout are trash. It might have been legal but was it right? What ever happen to winning with pride. Is this something you would be proud of? If it is then it says a lot about you and this generation.

comment by Ringlife, on 09-18-2011
Ortiz your a coconut surfs up dude.

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