Mayweather-Ortiz Controversial Knockout Video
Mayweather-Ortiz Controversial Knockout Video - YouTube
Please watch the video clip to get the appropriate context of this matter as well as my comments.
I think this is an example of how actions that are performed well within the confounds of the law can still at the same time be completely void of ethics and morality. In the post interview, Mayweather thanks God for his victory and then moments later ends the interview by telling an 80 yr. old man that he doesn't know **** about boxing and that HBO needs to fire him.
I think the knock out blows were a dirty thing to do and shows Mayweather lacking any kind of class irrespective of all of the money that he has....the money that he's always audaciously bragging about.
Technically Mayweather's actions were legal and as a result, he won a title belt. He didn't, however, win the hearts of the audience members that filled the arena with boos. He also didn't help his case by ripping into Larry Merchant just moments before he had disingenuously welcomed Merchant with a smile on his face and a friendly arm across Merchant's shoulders.
Just because its legal, it doesn't mean its the right thing to do, etc.
I won't go as far as to say that this should ruin Mayweather's career but I do think he should seriously reconsider his actions and follow up with an apology to Ortiz and Merchant.
I think Mayweather showed his true colors on this one.