Floyd Drops, Stops Ortiz In 4th...Was It A Cheap Shot? ...WOODS
|Written by Michael Woods|
|Saturday, 17 September 2011 23:12|
The Marquess of Queensberry rolled over in his coffin, for sure.
After, Merchant talked to Floyd. He asked him if it was a cheap shot. Floyd thanked God, and his team. He then said he was hit by a dirty shot, and "it's protect yourself at all times."
He thanked the crowd for coming out and buying the PPV. Merchant asked him to talk about the fight. He had watch Floyd the video. "He done something dirty, we're not here to cry and complain about what he did or I did dirty. I was victorious. If he wants a rematch, he can get a rematch." He then stopped the interview, and said he never gets a fair shake from Merchant. "What are you talking about?" Larry said. "HBO needs to fire you," Floyd screamed. "You don't know shit about boxing."
"I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass," Larry answered. When he re-joined Merchant at ringside, he said, "I don't really think I could've kicked his ass 50 years ago. But I would have tried it." He then laughed, God bless him.
All time classic, kids. Money well spent on that PPV.
Ortiz then said "it happens" about the butt. "I'm not a dirty fighter," he said. "I'm sorry for that." He said he said sorry to Floyd after the deduction. Merchant asked him if he thought that was unfair. "You could look at it two ways. I came out here to show the fans a good time, and I think they did have a good time, except for that little miscommunication by the ref. I'm not perfect, no one is, neither is the ref. I have no one to blame for it, it's a learning experience."
Mayweather (age 34; 5-8; 41-0 entering) was 146 1/2 pounds, 150 on fight night, while the WBC welterweight champion Ortiz (24; 5-9; 29-2-2 entering; from Kansas, lives in CA) was 147 (164 on fight night).