Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not ever be the crowds favorite but he is respected for his decisive wins. Yesterday evening at the MGM Grand it was no different in his fight against Victor Ortiz.
The welterweight championship match went for four rounds but throughout it Ortiz was being pummeled. Even though Ortiz committed a cardinal sin of boxing with a head butt that he lost points for, he was overwhelmed by Mayweather so a dirty finish wasn’t expected. Mayweather noted the infraction and said “He [Ortiz] did something dirty.”
In spite of the victory Mayweather was booed when he was declared the winner. Never one to try to win the crowd over he even swore at HBO boxing announcer Larry Merchant in a post-match interview.
With a 42-0 match record and world champion in five weight classes, it is doubtful there is an able opponent for Mayweather out there.
For his part Ortiz and his camp are now saying the loss was unfair, saying he never heard the referee re-start the fight after being knocked out. They also feel the fight’s final 1-2 punch combination from Mayweather was illegal and are asking for a rematch.