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  • 09/21/2011, 04:58PM ET

Boxing writers who said Mayweather had the fight are crooked

J-Business (78-66-19) vs BuckyBadger. (16-5-4)
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To begin, I didn't see the fight live between Mayweather and Ortiz and I just saw the replay for the fight today.

What I did see were the boxing writers who portrayed the fight as if it was a domination by Floyd and that it was only a matter of time before he disposed of Ortiz.

For one thing, during the 4th rd alone, with the exception of Ortiz's headbutt and point deduction, that could have been viewed as his round.
He was the aggressor, pushed Floyd against the ropes and landed some decent punches.

Floyd on the other hand showed good defense throughout the first few rounds and landed a few good punches.

But the point is that neither fighter was clearly ahead and it was shaping up to be one of Floyd's most difficult fights.

He was in against a young slugger, who wasn't afraid of him.

Forget the sucker punch that ended it. The shots were ruled legal. It's over.

My problem is the obvious corruption in boxing in which writers, commentators and even refs have obvious biases.

Boxing is a sport and as fans we expect an honest opinion.

But what we saw from numerous writers is one of the reasons why boxing is declining as a sport


These writers weren't being bias. Most of them, including Dan Rafael, have always been overly critical of Floyd and they had no choice but to report what they saw.

If you didn't think Floyd was winning the fight by at least 3-1, was really 4-0, at the time of the knockout than 1 you are bias against Floyd, 2 have no idea how to judge a boxing match or 3 got caught up in the little flurry Ortiz had.

Boxing is hit and don't be hit so lets look at the punch stats:

Rd1: FM 9/41 22% VO 5/42 12%
Rd2: FM 15/47 32% VO 8/46 17%
Rd3: FM 22/53 42% VO 4/33 12%
Rd4: FM 27/67 40% VO 9/27 33%
Totals: FM 73/208 35% VO 26/148 18%.
Jabs: FM 12/83 14% VO 0/31
Power Shots: FM 61/125 49% VO 26/117 22%

As we can see Floyd landed more and at a higher rate in ALL the rounds. His totals were higher as well. It wasn't just jabs which Ortiz couldn't land a single one, it was power shots as well. Floyd's straight right landed at will and was the most telling punch of the fight outside the cheap shot.

Sorry but one moment in which Ortiz was so frustrated he threw a headbutt doesn't make the fight close. This was looking like a washout which IMO makes the cheap shot all the worse.


Let me re-state my argument. Writers who are saying Floyd was clearly dominating the fight are crooked.

Yes, Floyd was ahead on the score card and I never alluded to Ortiz was winning the bout.

W/o either fighter landing anything significant, who can clearly predict the outcome

Can you point to one punch or combo of punches Floyd landed that showed he was going to dominate? No

My point is that, the fight ended prematurely and no one can say with any certainty how it would have ended.

In regards to the writers, a look at both Yahoo Sports and SI will show writers on the same sites with widely different views of the fight and the "KO".

The bias is so extreme that writers either love Floyd or they hate him.

Now do they actually love him or hate him personally?
Probably not, but with two main promoters pulling most of the strings in boxing, writers have to choose a side to stay in the game.

What other sport will we such obvious bias? None.

At the end of the day, the primary reason why many writers want to paint this as fight as over is because it will make it easier for fans to move on, forget and anticipate the potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight


Floyd was dominating the fight. He landed more than double the power shots at more than double the connection %. Floyd's defense and offense where far superior.

You have to be blind to say you can't find a punch that showed Floyd dominance. Floyd was landing his straight right at will. He didn't have to set it up with his jab or anything. Just fired it down the pipeline and it was landing on the button. This punch would have eventually knocked Ortiz out. No one at 147lbs can take that punch for 12 rounds.

The thing is Ortiz demonstrated nothing to show he could compete in the fight. His headbutt was out of complete frustration.

Floyd wasn't just winning on the score cards, he was shutting Ortiz out. You said the 4th could have been called Oritz's round. That is completely false. Floyd landed triple the amount of punches and only 3 where jabs.

The writers aren't corrupt or kissing anyone's rear to ensure future press passes. Promoters need them there, they don't control the press [just sometimes the judges and ref]. Iole, Mannix, Wetzel and Rafael all of Yahoo, SI and ESPN all have been critical in the past. They just reported what they saw which is their job.


I stand by my assertion.

I don't think 4 rds of action without either fighter being hurt is enough to determine who would was dominating the fight.

Boxing is and will continue to be the most corrupt sport. That's a given. To think that boxing writers aren't apart of the mix is absurd.

I'm willing to bet that should Pac and Mayweather fight, insiders could make wagers on who will support who based on previous articles.

They're crooked.


The sport of boxing has plenty of corruption. Money is the driving force. I have not seen it with the writers for the sites you have stated. Just because you disagree with what they wrote doesn't make them corrupt. The fact that so many who have both supported Floyd and bashed him in the past all agree should make you look at your assessment as being wrong rather than saying everyone else is corrupt.

Writers at Yahoo, SI and ESPN are not plants by promoters. The Ring might be which is why I really don't read them much but EVERY writer is saying the same thing. No one is saying Ortiz was doing anything. Sorry but your opinion is an incorrect one here.

Boxing is judged on 4 major principals. Clean Punching, Defense, Ring Generalship and Effective Aggressiveness. No order here, all taken into consideration.

No one in their right mind would say Ortiz was doing any of the first 3 so lets just do the last one.

Ortiz at a few times was the aggressor but at no point was it effective and that is really the key word. Being a non-effective aggressor is just tiring yourself out and is a testament to the opponents Defense, principal #2. The fight was headed to a washout.

September 21, 2011  04:59 PM ET

I can not argue with that

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September 21, 2011  05:21 PM ET
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Yeah, Mayweather took the cheap shot, because HE KNEW, Ortiz was on that arse..

I felt the same way but it's a combat sport so I didn't really want to make that open assumption. With that being said, prior to the headbutt, Ortiz was starting to dig into Mayweather's a**.

September 21, 2011  05:48 PM ET

I will get to this in a bit. Heading home from work.

September 21, 2011  07:28 PM ET
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If Floyd doesn't fight pacquaio, he should fight Andre Berto.. bottom line

Berto should go rematch Jan Zaveck because that was a butt not a punch that caused that cut and I don't think he was winning that fight or would have lasted to the 12. Why do you want to make another PPV that will be a complete waste of time?

September 21, 2011  07:38 PM ET
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Yeah, Mayweather took the cheap shot, because HE KNEW, Ortiz was on that arse..

Floyd took the cheap shot because he is a punk and angry over the blatant foul.

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September 21, 2011  08:02 PM ET

The Ring is the still the most respected source in the game. The fact that it's now owned by Golden Boy Enterprises means that there is a conflict of interest in the industry. There are safeguards in place (including a separate editorial board), but I still find that Golden Boy fighters and Golden Boy produced events are more apt to get favorable reviews.
I'm not sure what specific articles and writers J-Biz is refering to so it's hard to comment on the possible biasses, but I personally think Mayweather had the momentum and wasn't in any real jeopardy.

September 21, 2011  08:03 PM ET
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although i agree with yer sentiment on the event, Floyd ,ko/tko'd Ortiz., so i imagine Ortiz will keep his hands up 'next time'.

Yea I think it is lesson learned. Ortiz will follow the "Protect yourself at all times" instruction a little closer next time.

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September 21, 2011  09:15 PM ET
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Bro,this is true, call it the 'Squared Circle', and yep, there's promotors out there, not just "Golden Boy',but Bob Arum, and last and very least 'Don King" when yer career heading too the s-hit-er, he's usualy involed. case in point Mike Tyson.,but ? there's many more.

With "The Ring" he is referring to the magazine which is owned by Golden Boy not the actual ring which we call the Squared Circle.

September 21, 2011  09:16 PM ET
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from what i saw ? Ortiz tried too head butt Floyd, after the Ref, broke them up?,Ortiz went too him and patted him and Floyd took no action, but the 2nd time Ortiz did this ? Floyd teed off on him.

Well it looked to me Floyd motioned Ortiz in again to continue with the already too long apology and than teed off on him.

September 22, 2011  01:14 AM ET

I saw the fight (live stream for free :P), and as much as I dislike Floyd, he was in control of that whole fight. Ortiz was missing punches to the head, and kept missing instead of going for the body. I honestly don't remember any point in the fight where I can say that Ortiz was fighting well.

September 22, 2011  02:23 AM ET
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I saw the fight (live stream for free :P), and as much as I dislike Floyd, he was in control of that whole fight. Ortiz was missing punches to the head, and kept missing instead of going for the body. I honestly don't remember any point in the fight where I can say that Ortiz was fighting well.

I streamed it as well. Wasn't free but a very good stream that was as close to HD as you can get. wrestle-zone.net for all your PPV needs. $5.49.

It wasn't a bad night of boxing over all. Just the two main events had a little controversy. Have to give Gomez a little more time vs Alvarez. That guy has shown he was a warrior before. Than of course the Mayweather ending.

The Morales fight was very entertaining as he always is. Always makes for a good fight even if he has the other guy over matched. The opening bout was an evenly matched fight and we got to see a young prospect in Jessie Vargas have to show some heart vs Lopez.

I also watched the non-PPV portion of the card as I have a bad addiction to the sport. This was free on ch 101 on DirecTv. Some good scraps. Said Ouli got beat but it was a good bloody battle.

September 22, 2011  02:55 AM ET
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I streamed it as well. Wasn't free but a very good stream that was as close to HD as you can get. wrestle-zone.net for all your PPV needs. $5.49.It wasn't a bad night of boxing over all. Just the two main events had a little controversy. Have to give Gomez a little more time vs Alvarez. That guy has shown he was a warrior before. Than of course the Mayweather ending.The Morales fight was very entertaining as he always is. Always makes for a good fight even if he has the other guy over matched. The opening bout was an evenly matched fight and we got to see a young prospect in Jessie Vargas have to show some heart vs Lopez.I also watched the non-PPV portion of the card as I have a bad addiction to the sport. This was free on ch 101 on DirecTv. Some good scraps. Said Ouli got beat but it was a good bloody battle.

That's a good deal. I just got lucky and found a stream, but I wouldn't mind shelling out $5.50 for a PPV. I liked the Morales fight as well. I know what you mean about watching all the fights. That's what I've always done until recently because of work and school. Boxing ain't going now where!

September 22, 2011  02:55 AM ET

*no where

September 22, 2011  07:39 AM ET

He appeared to be the aggresor in the fourth round because he was throwing punches, however very few actually landed. If you look at the replay before the headbutt, that's why he got frustrated. Floyd smiled at him as he kept swinging at air.

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September 22, 2011  07:41 AM ET

It's easy to get lost in character issues with Mayweather, and see what you want to see. But if you stick to pure boxing that was going on inside the ring, you can see Floyd dominated.

 
September 22, 2011  10:31 AM ET

Ortiz only landed 26 punches before he figured he couldn't hit what he couldn't catch so he threw a dirty head butt to the chin of Mayweather and it didn't rock . But then to kiss the man on the cheek in his apoligizing was the ultimate insult to a fighter . Just ask Mike Tyson when he bit Holifield's ear off what happened . He never beat Evander again and anybody else for that matter . The Mayweather fight had nothing to do with boxing writers but everything to do with what fighters do in the ring . You have to land more than 26 punches in 4 rounds of a championship fight and you never kiss a Pretty Boy in the ring unless you're a WOMAN . That kiss pissed Mayweather off more than the head butt that's why Ortiz got knocked out . He was too stupid to put his hands up after the referee brought both fighters back to the center of the ring clapped his his for them to continue to fight , not continue to apoligize but put your hands up and do what you came there to do FIGHT .

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