Mayweather vs. Ortiz: What goes around comes around
By Lou McLaughlin: Thoughts on the bizarre ending of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz fight this past September 17th. Ortiz as a person and a fighter has been portrayed in a wholesome good kid image. But to paraphrase Paul Harvey-“now the rest of the story."
On June 6, 2005 in the Victor Ortiz vs. Corey Alarcon as shown on the attached YouTube clip observe Ortiz clearly and deliberately punching on the break and flooring Alarcon. This was dome immediately after the break-there was no room to debate it was a deliberate sucker punch.
A lot of fans are taking Floyd Mayweather Jr. to task for his actions after Referee Joe Cortez separated the fighters and Ortiz offering apologies and a “kiss?” to Mayweather.
At which point Floyd responded with a rapid one-two while Ortiz was still trying to make nice with referee.
Ortiz’s headbutt was without doubt intentional. It was akin to at the circus when a performer sticks their head in the lion’s mouth. Rule of the ring is protect yourself at all times. Floyd‘s rapid combination as the apology was continuing could at absolute worst been considered bad sportsmanship. But what Ortiz did was a blatant intentional foul. My feeling is he did that head butt in the hope of being disqualified rather then fight on and lose (he was behind at this point in the fight)
Another knock against Ortiz is that he had quit once before on June 27, 2009 after the 6th round of his fight with Marcus Rene Maidana . Realizing he had no hope in the Mayweather fight he choose to get disqualified.