Floyd Mayweather is Both Champ and Chump. And Larry Merchant is My New Hero.

 

These days give me a good UFC card over a boxing match, but Saturday night was quite the intriguing spectacle inside the squared ring.

Getting his ass whipped early by Floyd Mayweather, seems Victor Ortiz resorted to a head-butt.

But then, after what looked like a kiss to Mayweather's cheek and during the machinations of an in-fight apology ...

 ... Mayweather decided to punch a defenseless and unsuspecting Ortiz with a left and then a right that "won" him the fight ... and hopefully lost him hundreds of thousands of fans.

What a chicken-shit move.

In boxing, Mayweather's actions might be legal, but at the very least they are unethical. At the very most they should taint his legacy and damage his reputation as a fighter.

And as for HBO's veteran boxing analyst Larry Merchant telling Mayweather he'd kick his ass if he was 50 years younger, I bow to your greatness, sir.


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come get it old man
come get it old man

Why is he a chump because he doesn't want to talk to someone that doesn't like and he doesn't like. That's the point of being the champ. Larry merchant can go back to 25 and take roids and wouldn't have a shot. He does act like people owe him something he's no Cosell & "money may" is no Ali for that matter. None the less has the right to speak to whom ever he pleases. Its not the NFL

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

A boxing post? Really?

How about a post about the Rangers, who extended their club record yesterday to 19 shutouts on the season? Those 19 shutouts are second only to the Phillies' 21.

How about the Rangers becoming the first AL team since the 70's to have 5 starters with 13+ wins?

How about the Rangers decreasing their magic number to 6 and increasing their division lead to 4.5 games?

How about a post to address the rumors swirling about Greggo?

LOTS of great LOCAL sports stories you could choose from and we get fucking boxing.

You really don't know your readers here, do you?

Tell you what. Here's a plan. If Greggo is gone from the radio, give him this gig, RW. That would be some entertaining shit. Couldn't be worse than what you are giving us.

MBM
MBM

Floyd responds to a cheap shot headbutt with his own shot, kinda have to agree with him.  PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES, even the ref says it at the beginning of every fight.  They touched gloves, Ortiz 'apologized', he should've been ready.  Still may be a cheap shot, but he's got to be ready for that.

Merchant has always beat me down with his slow as molassas questioning and general old man tendencies, but I do like him getting a little chippy with Floyd.  Also would've like to see Floyd lay his ass out......

Re: Greggo--it is official, he's really gone?  Good riddance, he sounded like crap and isn't coherent enough to make HSO's anymore.  He now sounds like Barbeque Bob from the Bo & Jim show.....

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

did anyone mention the magical number of 6? If not, meh.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Although I am much bigger fan of the UFC (Bone Jones=POW!) than the Sweet Science, I watched the fight Saturday night..(didn't pay for it)..it was a decent fight up to that point and Ortiz didn't have any reason to head-butt..(butt, ha)..it looked to me like that's when the fight was supposed to end.

I figure that Money had the 4th round on his bet slips, or Ortiz did..really weird ending.

Merchant is an asswhip of the highest order, and I found their exchange very humerous.

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

I'm out of the loop too. Greggo is gone? Man, didn't see that coming.

In rooftop flag football...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

HBO will pull every single video of this for copyright until they re-air the fight for free on HBO.  Mayweather never had my respect, and although had he fought and beat Paquio I would have respected him as a fighter, Its now impossible to repect the fighter mayweather EVER.  Punk ass bitch

Where's Greggo

Storm_71
Storm_71

So about this Greggo thing.....................

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

The video isn't working, RW. Is Greggo working?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

he's still on the show, he's overplaying not being asked to be on the pregame show.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Wow that good video. Thanks Mr. Carter.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I don't know anything about boxing, other than it's two dudes beating the hell out of each other, but if the ref told 'em to get after it again, the non black dude should have had his dukes up.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I heard the Mexicans were dirty--famous sports personality

Storm_71
Storm_71

I think it's TCUwhitetrash. Check out the bottom of the Whitts End coments for the link Scott posted that should get you up to speed.

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