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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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61.

Not surprised    

His a ****** what do u expect! Nuggets have no class

1081 days ago
62.

JOSH     

IT WAS A LEGAL,DON'T HATE ON THE MAN BECAUSE HE DID WHAT HE IS SUPPOSED TO DO. ORTIZ SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. ALOT OF YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST HATERS!!!!

1081 days ago
63.

Ron    

The ref said time in the clock started how can people think it was a cheap shot. If it was why did the ref count him out and not a point deduction. He handled it with class for what was done to him illegally tapped that ass.

1081 days ago
64.

vernon    

Larry Merchant deserve that response from floyd

1081 days ago
65.

phil    

another bull**** fight by mayweather. he will never fight a boxer he can't beat. his fights are planned out to the punch. he shouuld not be allowed to box at all his whole training staff are nothing but felons. starting with his uncle.

1081 days ago
66.

darryl    

merchant made himself judge and jury. the media in this country is using it's power to persuade too much. i didn't see the fight but I saw what larry merchant was doing and it is called provacation. i don't like floyd. the punches immediately after the ref took two steps back isn't uncommon. his hands were down. you can find the same thing in many major fights in history.

1081 days ago
67.

ThearpyJones    

Look Ortiz was eating right hand from the opening bell. Floyd was dominating him with ease. Moreover, if Floyd wouldn't have stop him in the Forth it would have happened before the tenth. Victor Ortiz didn't have an answer for the right hand and got frustrated then resulted in an intentional headbutt. after the fight, Ortiz new he was out classed. He was surprised how Floyd was and his punching power. During the fight Ortiz started running around the ring and Floyd hunted him down like prey. If there is rematch Victor will get knock out before the 10th. He doesn't have the stamina at 164 lbs. yes Ortiz gained 17 lbs in 24 hrs before the fight. Floyd is not Berto he is Pretty Boy Floyd God gifted.

1081 days ago
68.

DewayneizHere    

Lmao whoever thinks that was fair is full of ****

1081 days ago
69.

Bob    

Mayweather is a loser anyways. The fight was rigged so he could try and score a fight with Pacman so he could score some big money. Cause fighting manny win or lose he would hit payday. If manny decides to fight him he is gonna put mayweather in the hospital

1081 days ago
70.

ena    

will does he beat his wife to>>>>>floyd is a classless piece of trash

1081 days ago
71.

JJ    

If they ever meet, I hope Manny pounds his A$$ to the ground.

1081 days ago
72.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Cheap shot by who? Mayweather or Merchant? Come on TMZ...

1081 days ago
73.

Jeanne     

Larry Merchant is senile and needed to retire 10 years ago.He runs his mouth and says absolutely nothing and obviously can't see to even read the script anymore.

1081 days ago
74.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

MONEY AND MANNERS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS

1081 days ago
75.

Truth    

Some say the UFC is better. The UFC is nothing but a goon party and that is a limited audience. UFC will never be as big as boxing.

1081 days ago
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