Floyd Mayweather, Jr. knocked out Victor Ortiz last Saturday night in a welterweight title bout. The problem is that the knockout was not without controversy, which seems to follow Mayweather no matter what he does (in or outside the ring).
First of all, let’s end this charade about Mayweather sucker-punching Ortiz. In boxing (and the streets), you are taught to keep your guard up AT ALL TIMES. Hell the referee even says this at the beginning of each match:
“Protect yourself AT ALL TIMES”.
You mean to tell me if you saw a boxer in a championship match with his guard down – no matter the reason – you wouldn’t take a free shot (or two) at him? Really? If you do not, you’d be considered the worst – and dumbest – boxer of all time.
Hell, Ortiz was dirtier when he head-butted Mayweather moments before the knockout. And why in the hell did Ortiz try to kiss Mayweather? That alone deserved a knockout.
So stop calling Mayweather dirty and cheap. Boxing is called a pugilistic sport for a reason.
Now, about that possible Manny Pacquiao bout…