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ESPN just compared it to the tyson ear bite. While Mike broke the rules I see the comparison. Both fighters were shook,s cared, knew they would lose and took whatever cop out cheap trick they could to try and gain the edge.

Tell me during the end of the 3rd and that 4th round that floyd wasn't shook. Ortiz had the momentum. But I;m sure that you guys are right seeing as that every boxing analyst at the fight, guys who do it for a living either said it was cheap/classless or had no comment. And other analysts at espn said it was a cheap shot.

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What I learned in boxing is that the second the fight is on, the fight is on. Hell, I was taught not even to touch gloves after the beginning of the first, even if your opponent held his gloves out.

I don't think it was a cheap shot. He did what he had to do to gain the advantage and win the fight.

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What I learned in boxing is that the second the fight is on, the fight is on. Hell, I was taught not even to touch gloves after the beginning of the first, even if your opponent held his gloves out.

I don't think it was a cheap shot. He did what he had to do to gain the advantage and win the fight.

this isn't a dirty street fight with no rules. Boxing has rules and tradition. You tap gloves and then go. You don't tap then punch before the other guy even has his hands back basically. Floyd won, legal, dirty as hell, cheap, classless, will be debated over and over this week on espn. All there is too it. Would have been great to see ortiz crush him if the fight went on.

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Yeah, and he got a point deducted for his illegal headbutt. While the ref was telling that to the scorers, Floyd popped him in the face seconds after they touched gloves. That is cheap as it gets. Ref not even looking? This isn't WWF.

No the ref already took the point away, then the ref said lets go. Was Mayweather supposed to wait for Ortiz?

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A bit unsportsmanlike, maybe. A bit disrespectful, sure. But in the end, it's a fight. What Ortiz did was illegal, but what Mayweather did was completely legal and just showed that his mind was sharp and quick.

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Rule 1: Keep ya hands up at all times!

That's all that need to be said. Ortiz got schooled and should have known it was coming. It wasn't illegal, just dumb on his part.

On a lighter note that Mayweather - Merchant interview in the ring was HILARIOUS

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I thought the ref had to signal that the fight was back on.

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From Kevin Iole's twitter account (Yahoo Sports columnist).

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Talked to Keith Kizer of NV Commission. Cortez pointed to time keeper and said time in. Punches were legal, according to Kizer.

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“Time was in, the fighter needed to keep his guard up. Mayweather did nothing illegal,” Cortez said.

Cortez was the ref

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Yes I know. I was certainly heated as it was so close to call. Either way it was barely legal and a punk move but what can you expect from a man scared to lose his reputation. At least ortiz is a class act about it and is taking it well. Must consider it retribution for the headbutt. Heres what the article says and hopefully Floyd can man up and fight manny finally:

“There’s two ways to look at it but as far as I was concerned I came here to entertain the fans and I think they were entertained,” Ortiz said. “There was a miscommunication with the referee but nobody is perfect and this was a learning experience.”

Mayweather made a minimum of $25 million for his first fight in 16 months, a sum that will likely go up as the pay-per-view receipts are totaled. He could make even more against Manny Pacquiao next May should Pacquiao win his November fight with Juan Manuel Marquez and the two finally agree to fight.

Mayweather remained unbeaten in 42 fights, scoring the knockout he had predicted. Ortiz, who lost his 147-pound title, fell to 29-3-2.

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