Floyd Mayweather Jr. was putting on a masterful performance Saturday night when things got a little out of hand. His opponent Victor Ortiz inexcusably jumped up and head butted Mayweather out of frustration. The referee deducted a point for bad sportsmanship and as the two resumed the fight Floyd hit him with a left right combination that knocked Ortiz out. The fight ended in controversy and everyone accused Mayweather of sucker punching Ortiz. Do they have a point?
Two wrongs don't make a right, but I feel Mayweather was justified in his actions. Last I checked the rules for the squared ring are different than the octagon. If Victor Ortiz wants to use his head instead of his hands have him fight Matt Hughes or Josh Koscheck. Once the head but occurred Floyd felt like anything goes and when the opportunity to exact revenge presented itself he took it. A boxer must protect themselves at all times or suffer the consequences.
Although the media and boxing fans worldwide have cried foul there is no earthly reason to blame Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his behavior. He's a supremely talented boxer, but no one has ever accused him of being a nice man. He has a mean streak that fuels him and given his background and past indiscretions this sequence of events shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Mayweather relishes his role as the villain and plays it to perfection.
That's the reason Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Manny Pacquiao. He's meaner than Manny and has an evil dark side Pacquiao has no answer for. On paper Floyd has more boxing skills to begin with so the Darth Vader personality only serves as the final nail in the coffin should these two warriors ever meet in the ring.
You have to let people be who they are and Floyd is the boxer you love to hate. Manny certainly has more fans and overall respect as a human being, but those things can't help him in the 10th round when his face is swelled up and his ribs are hurting. Manny Pacquiao will win a popularity contest against Floyd Mayweather, but not a fight. Can't wait to see it.