The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortizwas nothing short of controversial. One could say that what Mayweather did to knock out Ortiz was a cheap shot, and another could argue that Ortiz should have been ready at all times. You decide. One thing is clear, the fight only got people clamoring for the long overdue Pacquiao-Mayweather match. Below is a post from Los Angeles Times recapping the fight. For the article, please visit: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/09/floyd-mayweather-victor-ortiz-live-updates.html
Mayweather lands big combo with Ortiz huddled downward. Ortiz gets his feet, pounds Mayweather against ropes with his own hard barrage. Mayweather nods it doesn’t hurt. Ortiz hurts Mayweather, but loses a point on head butt. Mayweather knocks down Ortiz with right and left. Ortiz is counted out. Fight over. Controversial finish. Referee Joe Cortez had separated the fighters after the point deduction. Cortez gave a weak signal to resume, and Mayweather unleashed blows to Ortiz, who was seemingly trying to apologize to Mayweather and didn’t know the fight had resumed. He tried to get up at 7 and couldn’t.
Post-fight update here.
Mayweather slaps Ortiz with lefts. Ortiz looking for opening to no avail. Mayweather gets in jab. Nice firm right to face by Mayweather. Nice right to jaw by Mayweather. Ortiz too slow, walking into punches. Mayweather lands right, quickly backs away. Mayweather hides behind left shoulder and lands rights. All Mayweather now. Mayweather 10-9
Ortiz lands a shot. Mayweather lands big counter right. Ortiz charges in. Mayweather again. Ortiz right to body. Mayweather holds in corner. Ortiz flails. Mayweather lands. Mayweather 10-9
Mayweather throws two rights and ducks after each. Both guys feeling jab. Mayweather lands jab and right. Ortiz swings a glancing left. Mayweather gets in a right. Ortiz charges with a left. Mayweather to body before hold. Mayweather 10-9.