It’s been 16 months since his last fight, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. comes out on top, again. He knocked out Victor Ortiz last night in quite a bizarre fight, one that would end in a fight with a sportscaster.
According to the Associated Press, Mayweather remained unbeaten in 42 fights, scoring the knockout he had predicted. Ortiz, who lost his 147-pound title, fell to 29-3-2.
Saturday night was full of drama. It all started when Mayweather got a controversial head butt from Ortiz. The head butt landed Ortiz in hot water and with one less point.
“He did something dirty when it was his corner who said I was dirty,” Mayweather reportedly said following the fight. “But I won the fight.”
Ortiz apologized with a hug and kiss on the cheek and Mayweather’s thank you—A quick left pop to Ortiz’s face, knocking him to the ground.
“I took the break by the referee and I obeyed exactly as I was told,” Ortiz reportedly said in a post-fight interview. “And then, boom, he blindsided me.”
The drama didn’t end in the ring.
Emotions were running deep during the post-fight interview, and it was clear Floyd’s fight wasn’t over. Mayweather got into another fight, this time with HBO’s Larry Merchant, 80. After Merchant pressed him about the fight, Floyd screamed, “You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you.” Mayweather went on to say, ” You don’t know s*** about boxing,” to which Merchant said, “if I was 50 years younger, I would kick your a**.”
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