Floyd Mayweather Jr KOs Victor Ortiz In 4th Round.Tells Larry Merchant HBO Should Fire Him [Video]



**Update: Mayweather vs Larry Merchant video, Post fight press conference and more pics added**


It's hard to say what was more compelling. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating performance in winning over Victor Ortiz Saturday night (September 17), or his post fight argument with HBO announcer Larry Merchant.

Although Ortiz had his moments during the fight, he was dominated by Mayweather, who despite a 15-month layoff looked sharp during the entire fight.

The ending of the fight came suddenly, and brutally in a bizarre fourth round that saw Ortiz head butt Mayweather. At that point the referee separated the fighters to warn Ortiz, and to deduct 1 point for the foul. He then signasl for the fighters to start fighting again. They touch gloves and Mayweather throws a left, right combination catching Ortiz flush, putting him to sleep.


At the time Ortiz looked confused as to whether the fight had started again, but you're always told to protect yourself at all times.


Referee Joe Ortez wasn't looking at the fighters when the ko occured. He got distracted looking at the timekeeper, and can clearly be heard asking "did the bell ring?"


Cortez basically lost control of the fight. The punches Mayweather landed were legal. The referee acknowledged after the fight that Mayweather had done nothing wrong.


"Time was 'in' and the fighter has to have his guard up," Cortez said. "Mayweather did nothing wrong."

Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, also said the punches were legal according to MLive.

"Cortez pointed to the timekeeper," Kizer said, "and time was 'in.' Floyd's punches came a second after time was back 'in.' "

During his post fight interview with Larry Merchant, Mayweather got very heated at Merchant's persistent questioning about the punches. Finally Mayweather got tired of it, and went off on the announcer.

"You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you," Mayweather screamed. "You don't know sh*t about boxing."

"I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your a**," the 71- year old Merchant yelled back.


Ortiz took the loss well. He apologized for the head butt, and said he still has a lot to learn.


"There's two ways to look at it but as far as I was concerned I came here to entertain the fans and I think they were entertained," Ortiz said. "There was a miscommunication with the referee but nobody is perfect and this was a learning experience."


The win raised Money May's record to 42-0. He also claimed Ortiz's WBC Welterweight Championship belt.


After the fight the Money Team was in a celebratory mood.


"What's all the ca motion oh THE MONEY TEAM. Its just another victory. LMAO," 50 Cent wrote on twitter. He later posted a pic of a Hublot watch he was given by the champion. "Look what my boy @FloydMayweather got for me. Cool its called king power SK."



Final Round Of Fight (Controversial Ending)




Floyd Mayweather Jr. going off on Larry Merchant



Post fight press conference pt. 1 [Floyd Mayeather] "You wanted to see a knockout, that's what I gave you."


Post fight press conference pt 2 [Victor Ortiz]






50 Cent and Money Mayweather celebrating after the fight.


50 rocking new Hublot watch given to him by Floyd Mayweather Jr.




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Comment by Jorge Toledo on September 19, 2011 at 11:06am
These black n***** mad because a mexican can actually keep a job. Yo f*** who ever is talkin s*** about mexicans because that the only race I see making moves through this recession p****. I'm not emotional. I'm factual q****. And 50?? Hahahhaha!! Anyways, I know Pac Man is gonna destroy your little pretty b**** so keep talkin s*** about mexicans, and we still get money f*** n****. You know Mayweather will never be a real name like the greats, Mohammad Ali, Sugar Ray, Robinson and Leonard, Thomas Hearns, He will be that boxer than fought all the washed up old boxers, and all the smaller guys in the ring and fought all the rookies. He fought Mosely and could'nt knock him down. However, Pacquiao fights him and knocks him down. Tell me who has more power. It took Mayweather 10 rounds to ko Hatton, Pacquiao did it in 3. Over and over Pacquiao shows hes better faster more accurate, and is a very dangerous south paw. Mayweather says hes not duckin and dodging well why was he away for 2 years?
Comment by AC on September 19, 2011 at 10:12am
that n**** floyd straight b**** a** niggqa garbage had to sneak a n**** to get a knock out trash that n**** would never be as great as ali f*** floyd u p****
Comment by melage on September 19, 2011 at 10:08am
Like puff daddy would say *TAKE THAT TAKE THAT)
Comment by A.R.A.B on September 19, 2011 at 10:00am
ortis is a looser , , the ref restarted the fight , , he wants to keep huggin money like a f** , , it was a clean shot . . . lol @ the old a** annoucer , ,
Comment by coach 101 on September 19, 2011 at 9:50am
2 piece BANGGG POWWWW lol
Comment by Pretty~Girl~Misty on September 19, 2011 at 9:18am
Both camps Are great got to love and not hate: 0v0
Comment by Pretty~Girl~Misty on September 19, 2011 at 9:13am
AWWW Mayweather has beautiful kids' You can tell he's a good person in real life I know 50 cent wouldnt hang out with fakes!
Comment by dee on September 19, 2011 at 8:47am
@ bijou baskso u brainsed uncle tom white washed negro.u one of those blacks that try 2 be socially accepted by other races.just because u got black skin dont mean u have a black brain.
Comment by DJ Slowpoke on September 19, 2011 at 8:33am
Mayweather: 73 landed 205 thrown
Ortiz: 26 landed 145 thrown
YOU DO THE MATH!!!! homeboi was gonna loose anyway and he did a sucker move #MONEYTEAM
Comment by DJ Slowpoke on September 19, 2011 at 8:25am
the ref said "LETS GO" that s*** means continue the announcer said PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES.....floyd won every round anyway, in the heat of the moment of Ortiz knowing that he was going to loose he did some grimey s***, I DONT FEEL SORRY FOR ORTIZ.....#MONEYTEAM

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