Mayweather Knocks Out Ortiz, Controversial Ending

By Rick Reeno

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 first minute of the fight was a clear indicator that Mayweather's speed was still there and he was landing accurate punches while making Ortiz miss his counters. In the second round, Mayweather stayed true to his promise and he did exchange with Ortiz in spurts. Ortiz would rush in and get Mayweather against the ropes while firing punches, but he missed most of his punches. Mayweather's counters were accurate and hitting the target almost every time. Mayweather was picking him off in the third round and blocking almost everything in return.

Mayweather started unloading at the start of the fourth round. Ortiz was able to fight him off. Ortiz pinned Mayweathr against the ropes and let his hands go, but most of the punches didn't land clean. Near the end of the fourth, Ortiz was landing on Mayweather against the ropes and appeared to hit him with an elbow. Referee Joe Cortez stopped the action to take a point away from Ortiz. When Ortiz went to hug Mayweather to apologize, Mayweather blasted him with two hard shots as referee Joe Cortez appeared to be giving Ortiz some type of instructions. Ortiz went down and took the full count.

Editor's Note: After several replays aired in the arena, Ortiz jumped in and hit Mayweather with his head. At the point of the stoppage, Cortez appeared to be instructing the corner of Ortiz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by leegeelee on 09-21-2011

Ortiz, ten years younger , 14 lbs heavier and throwing flying head butts!? He got just what he deserved KTFO! Intentional head butts are the most dangerous and therefore the dirtiest foul in boxing. A head can end a fighters…

Comment by ballgamessuck on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=trampstank;11172709]That was one giant **** up from start to finish. Ortiz probably got what he deserved but Cortez ruined what could have been an interesting fight. He is so vague and indecisive, I can believe he is still allowed to…

Comment by trampstank on 09-19-2011

That was one giant **** up from start to finish. Ortiz probably got what he deserved but Cortez ruined what could have been an interesting fight. He is so vague and indecisive, I can believe he is still allowed to…

Comment by ballgamessuck on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=kiDynamite92;11157879]Ortiz was dirty and Floyd reacted. His reaction may have been cheap, but it was legal. Floyd Mayweather is still the ******* in this. He cherry picked an opponent with no real skills, no jab, **** foot work, rubbish head…

Comment by simonsez02 on 09-19-2011

What can I say? What a show!

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