I wish I was 50 years younger, and I would kick your ass.
Remember when I said boxing was dead. The highly anticipated title fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Victor “Vicious” Ortiz turned into yet another gigantic failure for boxing and another nail in it’s coffin.
Floyd Mayweather is accused of “blindsiding” Victor Ortiz resulting in a controversial fourth-round finish for the WBC Welterweight Championship in front of a disappointed and clearly angry crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) knocked down Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) at the 2:59 minute mark of the fourth round.
The knockout may not have been technically illegal, but it was lame, unethical and downright scumbag material.
It Gets Uglier
Boos rang out from the 14,687 spectators in attendance as the winner was announced, but Mayweather remainded unrepentant. “In the ring, you just have to protect yourself at all times,” he said when interviewed by HBO analyst Larry Merchant. The controversy continued when Mayweather responded badly to criticism of his late punch from Merchant. Mayweather shouted at his interviewer, who is 80 years old by the way: “You never give me a fair shake. You are sh*t and HBO should fire you. You don’t know sh*t about boxing. You ain’t sh*t.” Merchant’s response was quick and awesome: “I wish I was 50 years younger, and I would kick your ass.”
Once again, I’ll repeat it. Boxing is dead. It’s athletes aren’t interested in competition but rather big paychecks and acting like assholes. It’s dead and it’s gotten so bad that I simply won’t miss it at all.