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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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181.

aa    

Floyd won fair and square i am not fan of either but the fight was even..Pac-man is much faster then floyd thats why hes not fighting him he knows that but expect a fight in the next year

1046 days ago
182.

djmike    

Floyd is another Tyson...a whole lot of talent and not one drop of class.

AGREE!

1046 days ago
183.

Serious    

this was a cheap shot if he is the greatest fighter ever he shouldt of had to do that this fite deserves a rematch with no head butts and no cheap shots i thought it was going to be a good fite worst fitei have ever seen...and he needs to just fite Pac-Man Mayweather is just scared he is going to get hiss ass kicked by him!

1046 days ago
184.

Redroses    

Now that was some funny chit.. Go Mayweather....like you said, protect yourself at all times. Manny knew the rules, an if he had forgotten, I be he remembers them now....lmao.

1046 days ago
185.

Jayy    

That was funy tooo me that old man almost got his head puhed in. HBO trade is old ass to nick@nite befor someone hurts him....lmao

1046 days ago
186.

backfire    

Actually, rethinking it....if someone head butt me i would slam him too.

1046 days ago
187.

M.A.    

Larry Merchant is an ******* and has been for over 40 years. People expect fighters to just take crap off of people even though they can reduce the average man to little boy status. I'm glad someone put him in his place. There's only so much button pushing any man can take and Merchant has a way of pushing all the right buttons in the right sequence. That's why HBO keeps him around. Its all about ratings.

1046 days ago
188.

Rita    

Way to go Mayweather..I agree..Get rid of the old man-Merchant.....lol

1046 days ago
189.

priscilla    

Mayweather should have been a girl cause of the way he is such a drama queen an a sneaky BIATCH!!he fights dirty an in reality scared ****less of Manny!!!!

1046 days ago
190.

coqueta713    

Mayweather just didn't want answer the question because he knew it was a cheap shot. Thats why he said "were not hear to talk about if he cheated or I cheated" because he knew he was wrong. To me this puts ALL of Mayweathers wins in question. Larry Merchant is the only asking what everyone is wanting to know. Thats his job and Mayweather needs to stop acting like a baby and if your going to take cheap shots on air be ready to back them up. I hope Pac-man beats the black off of him.

1046 days ago
191.

Rickster    

YOU GOT KNOCKED THE **** OUT!!!!!!!!!!MAN!!!!!LMAO......

1046 days ago
192.

keren    

Larry Merchant was around boxing when Mayweather was still in diapers. You don't score points running your mouth against a class act like Larry.

1046 days ago
193.

Pointman    

This encounter with Larry Merchant has been brewing a long time ago... Larry always had negative comments on FM because he sticks to his fight plan and don't give Larry the satisfaction of a brawl

1046 days ago
194.

Ty Jackson    

In a perfect world, Victor would have been saved by the bell and the fight would have gone on; that sucker punch needed to happen in retaliation to a jumping head butt and cheek kiss by Victor Ortiz. I think it's quite poetic that the sucker punch immediately followed the reffs stoppage due to a dirty headbutt. He got exactly what he deserves

1046 days ago
195.

billyhillz    

Everybody is begging Floyd to fight Pac-man I have never heard say that he wouldnt fight him. But he has to submit to olympic style testing. Pac-man has been popped 2 times for "cloudy" tests. If Pac-man is the man he claims to be take the test and fight. He is the one with blemishes on his record not Floyd. So all of you calling for Floyd to fight Pac-man STFU and call out Pac-man for not taking the tests. Thats a BS excuse that a vial of blood would totally derail his fight BS

1046 days ago
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