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Floyd Mayweather

Goes Nuclear on Sportscaster After Fight

9/18/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Floyd Mayweather Jr. was still jonesing for a fight after his controversial knockout of Victor Ortiz last night, so he started one ... with an 80-year-old sportscaster!

During the post-fight interview, Floyd started screaming at HBO's Larry Merchant, getting up in his face and yelling, "You never give me a fair shake. HBO need to fire you. You don't know s**t about boxing. You ain't s**t! You're not s**t!"

But Merchant didn't back down, getting in the final words when he said, "I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your a**."

Frisky old guy, ain't he?

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151.

itsjusme    

Well the rules were clear. the dumb ******houldnt have head butted him. and think it was going to be ok.. NOPE! ''protect yourself at all times!. Mayweather the man. he is cut from a diffrent cloth. this man been doing this since he was 19 and ortiz just started. they never wanna see a black man on top! but guess what he rich and he self made. that old lil **** mad because he dont like mayweather so of course he was going to feel some type about floyd winning. mayweather let him have it. so heyy idc who dont like Mayweather. i got my money worth watching the fight. i knew he was going to win. #teammayweather.

1098 days ago
152.

mousey    

All of you jock riders acting like Manny is your daddy must have forgotton recent history. Manny and his "scared of giving blood" nonsense is the reason why the fight didn't happen. Manny didn't want to fight. Floyd does not need Manny, and he should make him wait because Manny behaved like coward back then. Floyd will knock him out and retire undefeated. Manny wants to sing, act, dance, be a politician-he's not serious anymore. He's almost comical. Plus, his singing is freakin horrible anyway. Manny is a test tube little tiger baby!

1098 days ago
153.

mousey    

Botton line: Ortiz was scared, and he lost the fight before it began. I could see the fear in his eyes at the weigh-in. Floyed bit Ortiz's nose, and Ortiz laughed and kissed Floyd like a scared little pu**y! It's a fight. You NEVER let your guard down especially after you've just head butted your opponent. Ortiz just wanted to get out of there. Also, Floyd is going to fight Manny, and he will KNOCK HIM OUT TOO! That's a promise.

1098 days ago
154.

Stick Man    

I hate to play the race card,and it's really not a big deal (and I do not disIike Larry), but he definitely SEEMS to speak with a condescending tone whenever he's dealing with black fighters. If you're a boxing fan, and you're unbiased, there is no way you can fail to see it. Now, Floyd is an a-hole, but Larry got what he deserved because Floyd answered his question, but Larry just would not move past the sucker punch.

1098 days ago
155.

angela224    

I wish tmz would have commented on the whole interview and not wrote this piece as if floyd was the problem. Larry Merchant was the ******** in this situation and always has been. He needs to be fired from HBO.

1098 days ago
156.

DMoney     

He wont man up against Pacquiao but he will try and fight an old man Let ortiz get his gloves up this isnt a street fight he took advantage of the situation really dirty

1098 days ago
157.

Serenity    

Floyd is a CHEATER!!!

1098 days ago
158.

retasha    

Why is it a topinc> Ortiz lost teh fight. All the talking he did,. He doesn't protct himself. He looked as if he wanted the fight to end, after getting hit!!

1098 days ago
159.

John dowser    

I now Love Larry :)

1098 days ago
160.

Meanie    

Another douche hood rat.

1098 days ago
161.

tifosi44    

Little Floyd is a real tough guy with a 81 year old. He just sucker punched his opponent to win a "FIXED" fight. He has proven himself a coward for years by not getting in the ring with Manny. Floyd will be broke and in prison within 2 years. It will not surprise a single soul. Nothing more than a disgusting, pathetic COWARD.

1098 days ago
162.

Don    

GO LARRY MERCHANT, Scareweather became the most hated man in sports as of Saturday night so all you Mayweather groupies, find another athlete. Pacquiao is gonna whoop that azz.

1098 days ago
163.

hugo    

Yes it's cheap shot...but the best cheap shot of all time? There should be a poll between Money Mayweather and iron Mike Tyson.

1098 days ago
164.

maris    

MR Mayweather is AH.... he was wrong no class at all, why is he scared to fight to paco...

1098 days ago
165.

Pockets    

I love how people call this guy a punk for not fighting Paquiao (who cares?), a cheap shot artist for knocking out Ortiz (there's no hugging in boxing guys), and no a no class for cussing out Elder (I would have done it too, that old fart's got no business being on event broadcasts and only stirs up **** with his commentary, which most people LOVE)

1098 days ago
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