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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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91.

Jay    

Jerry...I wish you were 50 years younger to. I would love to see you kick his stupid A**

1098 days ago
92.

dd    

Merchant has been talking sh....for decades.

1098 days ago
93.

red    

Wow it's nice to know Floyd isn't afraid to get in the face of an 80 year old man!! Now I wanna see him get in PAC's face!! Little bitch!

1098 days ago
94.

Tom    

Larry Merchant is one of the worst post fight interviewers I have ever seen. Having never fought a day in his life , he is quick to criticize any and everyone after they have competed. He's rude, condescending, and confrontaional of athletes who have just fought. Heaven know's why this man is allowed any where near a microphone. Good for Floyd. I'm not the biggest fan of Floyd, but he just got headbutted and was told to resume fighting.

1098 days ago
95.

pedro    

This smacks of wrestling hyperbole!

1098 days ago
96.

Texas-Writer    

Mayweather is more likely to fight Larry Merchant than he is Manny

1098 days ago
97.

Kyle    

Mayweather has an IQ just under that of Tyson! Larry Merchant has forgotten more about boxing and class than this idiot will ever know! It's sad that he has all this talent, but is a vegetable up stairs! As for class, Mayweather will never understand the meaning!

1098 days ago
98.

JalenDUI    

Gayweather will get the beating of his life if he fought Pac...but he is a coward and never will. The punk just put another nail in the boxing coffin. anyone who pays to watch boxing needs a brain MRI IMMEDIATELY....Dana White is smiling today.

1098 days ago
99.

Matthew Best    

Larry Merchant is god

1098 days ago
100.

greg    

larry held his own mayweather disrepected his career basically his life i would of probaly punched mayweather myself, even tho he's a great fighter in my book.

1098 days ago
101.

daveh98    

Listen, you ALWAYS protect yourself. Now why SHOULD Mayweather have trusted Ortiz right after being INTENTIONALLY headbutted? Ortiz was frustrated, getting outclassed and getting busted with straight rights. If anything credit mayweather for bucking up, acknowledging Oritz by shaking his head. Mayweather then put his hands up and Ortiz started coming in with a hug? Mayweather shouldn't have trusted anything at that point; so he knocked him hard. Honestly the first shot was a hook that absolutely faded Ortiz and he WAS looking right at floyd when he did it....then mayweather put him to sleep. Save the hugs for AFTER the fight. everyone turns this into "Floyd is bad" but it's only because media hyped Ortiz as being such a nice guy who had a hard life. Well he headbutted Mayweather HARD. And regarding Merchant; that was a LONG time coming. It wasn't impulsive. Merchant ALWAYS gives mayweather grief after the fight. ALSO..Merchant said "Floyd was completely legit and rightfully won the fight" after he exited the ring. The media is really audacious and please don't believe a quick clip and assume there are NO other factors that come into play. Well now I cleared that up.

1098 days ago
102.

1    

Mayweather was well on his way to winning the fight, ortiz is probably happy he didnt have to go all 12 rounds he would be destroyed..im kinda glad i usually get bored by the 6th round so this saved me time. mayweather vs pacquiouaiaia coming this may

1098 days ago
103.

mar    

Manny shut this Ignant guy up already!!!!!!!

1098 days ago
104.

Observer    

Floyd is a PUNK!
Boxing is now a loooong time joke!
Boxing has been corrupt for years!
Boxing crippled itself and is useless as a sport now.
Screw Boxing.
MMA KO's Boxing in under a minute!

1098 days ago
105.

Raarrr    

LOL... Boxers in the ring should protect themselves at ALLLL TIMES... LOL... GO MAYWEATHER!!!

1098 days ago
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