Sunday, September 18, 2011

Floyd Mayweather capitalizes on Ortiz’s inexperience with 4th round knockout

source: Chris Robinson |

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather scored a shocking fourth-round knockout over former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz. In a fight that was just heating up, Mayweather ended things abruptly to the crowd’s delight and dismay.

The early rounds of the contest saw a relaxed Mayweather pick off an onrushing Ortiz off with counter shots. Ortiz was patiently aggressive and perhaps showing the 34-year old Mayweather a bit too much respect as Floyd seemed to do as he pleased.

In the fourth round Ortiz had his best and worst moments of the fight as he connected with some piercing shots and drove Mayweather to the ropes. Ortiz attempted to unload but showed his frustrations at not being able to land and subsequently head-butted Mayweather with a deliberate shot.

Ortiz was docked a point by referee Joe Cortez and then went to show his apology to Mayweather in the center of the ring. Floyd would share a few words with Ortiz before catching him off guard with a quick left hand and a follow-up right that left the former champion on the canvas, where he was counted out by Cortez.

Mayweather’s supporters went delirious as the fight was waived off but there were some with mixed emotions, who felt that Mayweather had caught the young Ortiz with an obvious cheap shot. Either way, Mayweather claims the WBC welterweight crown and sees his record rise to 42-0 with 26 knockouts while Ortiz learns the classic lesson of 'Protect yourself at all times' the hard way.

Much more to come on Mayweather-Ortiz…