Questions swirl about whether or not Floyd Mayweather’s knockout of Victor Ortiz was legal, but since Floyd didn’t get disqualified, we’re gonna have to go with it.
In Round 4, Ortiz illegally head-butted Mayweather.
Referee Joe Cortez penalized Ortiz and took a point away from him….
After watching the replay several times, it is to me that the ref gave the ok to the fighters to resume the match.
At this point, everyone in the arena, and everyone at home was stunned — jaws were DROPPED….
….and so was Ortiz.
Ortiz seemed dazed and confused (typical when you get your knocked down), and he had this crazy look on his face….
Did he even know where he was? Poor baby. But, not really — Victor is going home with a $2 million purse.
Floyd was gentleman enough to go to the Ortiz corner and apologize (I guess) to Victor for punching his lights out.
Well, what else was he supposed to do?
Then, the most entertaining moment of the night came when Larry Merchant conducted his post-match interview with Mayweather.
As Larry was questioning Floyd about his “sucker punch” of Victor, Floyd became agitated and delivered this:
“HBO need to fire you. You don’t know shit about boxing.” (GASP)
Larry looked like, “What did this MF’er just say to me?” (I thought I was gonna FALL out!)
Then, he responded with this:
“I wish I was 50 years yourger. I would kick your ass.” (Daaaaayyyyyuuuuummmmm)
Floyd walks away, then Larry turns to interview Victor Ortiz.
Floyd gets his belt and a bromantic congrats from 50 Cent….
and that pretty much sums it up.
Oh, and Mayweather said Ortiz could get a rematch. But, is it necessary? Would you watch?
I don’t think anyone cares about a rematch. We just wanna see Mayweather-Pacquiao.