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Old 09-18-2011, 02:59 PM
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At Twin Peaks in Addison (all the girls there are working their way through law school).

After the first 3 fights ending in decisions, the main event started.

So, guys, did Ortiz flub and not protect himself or did Mayweather pull a bush-league move?

I think Ortiz was giving Mayweather a gimme hit for the b.s. headbutt and Mayweather capitalized, but that's just me. All I know is I didn't expect this one to end in a k.o. in the 4th round.

Originally Posted by A_Lexus
Very interesting fight. Floyd came prepared as usual. He trained hard for this fight. Ortiz come in looking like a warrior, mohawk and tattoos. He was touted as the stronger of the two, someone who was going to knock Floyd out. Ortiz made sure that he came in 14 lbs heavier than Floyd. Floyd was 150, a super welterweight. Ortiz was 164, a super middleweight. Shame on Ortiz for trying to compensate for this inferior skills by coming in much heavier than Floyd. It was a left, then a right that felled Ortiz.

For four rounds, Floyd dominated. He was far more skilled in defense and slipping punches. His timing was better. He got off first and landed the most effective punches more frequently. Ortiz tried to be aggressive, but he was outmatched. On that rare occasion when he broke through Floyd's guard with a glancing shot, it appeared Floyd let him do it because he wasn't concerned.

The crowd roared when Ortiz landed during one of his ineffective aggressive charges, but that head butt was not the first that Ortiz had attempted. I counted at least two attempts before of Ortiz trying to head butt Floyd. Ortiz looked raw, unprofessional, and inexperienced. Floyd looked relaxed, unconcerned, and in charge. He snapped Ortiz's head back on multiple occasions and embarrassed him many times by outboxing him. No doubt the head butt by Ortiz was out of frustration because his aggressiveness always came up empty.

I felt the knockout of Ortiz was inevitable. He was being thoroughly outboxed and Floyd was measuring his man and biding his time. Ortiz forgot the basic rule in Boxing to always protect yourself, and he got clocked. He would argue that he was only apologizing to Floyd for the headbutt for the second time, but there was no indication prior to that in the dealings between the two that Ortiz was so damn polite. In fact Ortiz always appeared to try to intimidate Floyd and show nothing but disdain for him. Ortiz went out of his way to show disrespect for Floyd throughout the pre-fight hype. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Floyd take advantage of Ortiz's mistake and knocking the hell out of him, ending the fight.

Surprised by the rant against Larry Merchant in the post-fight interview, but I can see Floyd's point. Even if Floyd signs and beats the hell out of Pacman, Merchant will find something to criticize him about. Floyd still harbors a great deal of rage because of such treatment, and unless he beats himself, there isn't anybody who can beat a well-prepared Floyd Mayweather.

With Boxing in dire need of such talent, so refreshing to watch Floyd each time he fights. IMO, Boxing needs more fighters with the hall-of-fame skill and talent of Floyd Mayweather, not the unprofessional machismo of grunts like Ortiz.

Last edited by GreyDay; 09-18-2011 at 04:20 PM..
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