Well, Saturday night in Las Vegas he wasn’t fighting Pacquiao; he was in the ring with Victor Ortiz. Put it this way, Pretty Boy Floyd is now 42-0 in his professional career.
But as usual, when it comes to Mayweather, the outcome was controversial. In what’s being called a stunning finish, He knocked out Ortiz, the WBC welterweight champion, near the end of the fourth round with a left, then a right hand while Ortiz appeared to be apologizing after an intentional head butt.
Ortiz went down in a heap, and tried but was unable to get to his feet before the referee reached the 10-count. The raucous crowd of 14,687 at the Grand Garden Arena in the MGM Grand booed vociferously when Mayweather was declared winner by knockout.
Replays showed that Ortiz appeared to be looking at referee Joe Cortez when he was hit.
Mayweather remained unbeaten at 42-0 (26 KOs), while Ortiz fell to 29-3-2, 22 KOs.
“After it happened we were back to fighting, and then I threw the left hook right, hand right after the break. You just have to protect yourselves at all times in the ring. He did something dirty, his corner said I was dirty, then I won the fight,” said Mayweather, who was fighting for the first time in 16 months.
Ortiz, who came in a 4-1 underdog, said he was doing as he was told by Cortez.
“I took the break by the ref and I obeyed exactly as I was told, then boom! he blindsided me,” said Ortiz. “I’m not a dirty fighter and I apologized for the head butt. You can look at this two ways. I came to entertain the fans, and I think they were entertained.
“There was a miscommunication by the ref, and neither he nor I or anyone is perfect. This is a learning experience.”
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Watch the controversial knockout below: