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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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76.

D-INCARNATION    

another reason to hate Mayweather

1045 days ago
77.

FreeWill    

Let's see if he maintain that attitude when he fight Manny! Classless fool

1045 days ago
78.

i said lesbians...    

LARRY MERCHANT IS MY HERO

1045 days ago
79.

Carl    

Sure is easy to pick on an 80 year old man. How about trying to start something with a 30-something Filipino man with a mustache? Of course you won't do that, you'll just keep running scarred.

1045 days ago
80.

tizza    

Larry was trying to be slick and testing Floyd's patience. Just like every other on air personality, they can't do anything when somebody gets in their face and let's them know how it really is. I bet you that old man nearly hard a heart attack. He's lucky he didn't get a strong shove out the way.

1045 days ago
81.

LuckyNucky    

KA-Pow... take that for a head-butt. Yo, Larry! Can you spell Retire?
A-A-R-P

1045 days ago
82.

Edgar    

mayweather and his record at both bull!! He always fights people that he knows he can beat and if he can't, then he cheap shots. UFC is the best sport out there. bull like this doesn't happen at all..

1045 days ago
83.

phyuck    

I'm gonna have to side with Floyd on this one. It's clear Merchant was just gonna keep pressing him over and over again until he heard the response he wanted to hear. Floyd answered his question and yet Merchant kept pushing him. I'd be annoyed to if I was Floyd and understand why he lost it in the end. And for Merchant to say what he did is just unprofessional no matter what Floyd said. Merchant should be fired for this.

1045 days ago
84.

007Knight    

Yeap, Mayweather put him in his place - who is Larry to talk down to him,

Sick of "those people" crap- their ruling days are numbered

Good job Floyd

1045 days ago
85.

HarvRulz    

Looking forward to reading these future headlines on TMZ and other media outlets:
- Floyd Mayweather declares bankruptcy
- Mayweather incarcerated for

1045 days ago
86.

Bird    

**** you, Floyd Mayweather. You're a ****.

1045 days ago
87.

Stewie Griffin    

Fight Manny you bitch ass m'fer. You know Pacquiao will whoop your ass, thats why u r still fightin these easy money boxers. Cheap shot, i dont know, dude should have had his guard up against a bitch like Mayweather.

1045 days ago
88.

steve    

This fight shows that the state of boxing is sad and pathetic right now and has all of the class and dignity of professional wrestling.

1045 days ago
89.

LUIS    

I DONT CARE WHO WON OR WHO LOST..BUT MAYWEATHER THATS NOT PROFESSIONAL...IF YOU HAVE LOTS OF MONEY BUY SOME MANNERS....

1045 days ago
90.

omar    

thats why nobody likes fakeweather,because hes a dirty ass fighter i the next fighter kicks his ass,because who ever said he is one of the greatest fighters is obviously wrong,**** i didnt even order the fight because i was at work,and still feel riped off after watching the previews on the news. Hes dirty always has been, always will be.This has been a message for people against fakeweather.

1045 days ago
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