Floyd Mayweather Knocks Out Victor Ortiz in The Fourth
Floyd Mayweather Jr took the WBC welterweight title from Victor Ortiz with a fourth-round knockout on Saturday.
A few thoughts:
I was impressed by Mayweather’s performance. He was able to continually back up an opponent that was 10 years younger and weighed 14 pounds more in the ring.
(Mayweather came in weighing 150 pounds. While Ortiz rehydrated to 164.)
Now on to the finish:
Mainstream media outlets talking about how “controversial” the finish was. The only thing “controversial” was Ortiz’s headbutt.
Ortiz’s headbutt was a ridiculous foul. Possibly on par with Andrew Golota or Mike Tyson’s “bite” move, but of course no one is talking about that.
Basically, Ortiz mentally self destructed. His headbutt was out of frustration, because he saw the writing on the wall.
I have said it before and I will say it again, Mayweather is a Master of Mental Warfare.
Over here at The G Manifesto, we are not mainstream. We spit The Truth.
People are talking about how Mayweather won dirty, but it wasn’t even dirty.
If you want to see How to Win Dirty, check out Pernell Whitaker: How to Win Dirty (interestingly enough, against Floyd’s uncle and trainer, Roger “The Black Mamba” Mayweather.)
When Mayweather dropped and finished Ortiz, it was when Ortiz was apologizing to Mayweather for the second time.
Mayweather had already accepted one apology, which is more than he had to do.
The second apology was unnecessary and at that point Mayweather thought correctly that it was “either him or me”.
And you best believe Mayweather didn’t think it was going to be “me”.
Anyone who thinks differently or that the move was dirty hasn’t been around boxing their entire life.
Let me take all the sports writers in the world to Boxing School:
First rule of boxing: Protect yourself at all times.
Second rule of boxing: When there is an advantage, you take it.
And it really shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that has followed Mayweather’s career.
In recent memory, Mayweather dropped G Manifesto Hall of Fame Member, Arturo Gatti, when when he was talking with the referee. And Mayweather tagged Mosely when Mosely was jawing with the third man in the ring.
Mayweather is well versed in The Art of War.
Sportsmanship is something for little suburban kids on the soccer field.
This is Boxing.
This is Life.
And for anyone to say, “events like this tarish boxing”, doesn’t know their boxing history. Boxing has always has “crazy” controversial events and Boxing has always been a sport in “crisis”.
Hell, in recent history, when Riddick Bowe fought Evander Holyfield, someone parachuted into the ring:
In the “Golden Era of Boxing” opposing camps sometimes “drugged” their opponents water bottles.
I would say last night was pretty tame.
This, along with former three division champion Erik Morales (52-7, 36KOs) stopping previously undefeated Pablo Cesar Cano (22-1-1, 17KOs) is just another example of 70’s babies superiority over 80’s babies.
Mayweather’s Post fight Outburst:
For anyone that missed it:
“You never give me a fair shake, alright, so I am going to do you a favor and let you talk to Victor Ortiz,” Mayweather said. “You never give me a fair shake. You are [expletive] and HBO should fire you. You don’t know [expletive] about boxing. You ain’t sh*t.”
To which Larry Merchant responded:
“I wish I was 50 years younger,” said Merchant. “I would have kicked your *ss.”
This seemed like a pretty un-classy move for Floyd. Keep in mind though, that this tension between Mayweather and Merchant has been building up for years. Merchant has been incredibly biased toward Floyd, and I am somewhat surprised that this didn’t happen sooner.
Give Merchant credit for toughness though. Remember that Merchant is from Brooklyn.
Bottom line is that the general public will hate Floyd even more after this fight.
Which, if he can ever get in the ring with Manny Pacquiao will only add more fuel to a raging fire.
You have the ultimate villian (Mayweather) VS the ultimate good guy (Pacquiao).
The Rest is Up to You…
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