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Floyd Mayweather's Dad

My Son Fought Fair ...100%

9/19/2011 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Floyd Mayweather's famous dad is in his son's corner -- telling TMZ, there was nothing underhanded about Floyd's sucker punch victory on Saturday ... adding, "The fight was 100% fair."

Floyd Mayweather Sr. tells us, "First of all, Ortiz headbutted Floyd and that was obviously intentional. If you re-watch the fight, you can see that right after they apologize to one another, the ref OK's them to fight."

"Floyd did the right thing -- the number one thing they will tell you in fighting is to ALWAYS protect yourself ... The way Floyd ended the fight was 100% fair."

Tell that to angry mobs everywhere.

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31.

tmzgirl    

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM AN ARROGANT GUY LIKE HIM!! MANNY IS GONNA KICK UR ASS NI*@%

1108 days ago
32.

hoodstarz.datakeover    

hood talk:that was good fight, guard you grill(hoodstarz.datakeover@hotmail.com)

1108 days ago
33.

Ronald Jensen    

Absolutely....While I am not a big fan of Maryweather. He did nothing wrong. "Protect yourself at all times" first thing you learn when you get into the boxing game. On the other hand a headbutt is definitely wrong. Maryweather was ahead on two out of three cards and quite honestly would have beaten Ortiz in the end and quite frankly I think he would have knocked Ortiz out. Ortiz is on his way to be a great fighter. He needs to get a little more control of himself and hone his skills. I think that this was a great lesson for Ortiz. PS: those of you vomiting up all of those racist remarks are sickening.

1108 days ago
34.

Sterling713    

Mayweathers skill and record dont mean *******, until he fights Paquiao.

1108 days ago
35.

Marty    

They both should be suspended for a year!

1108 days ago
36.

George    

I want a second opinion!

1108 days ago
37.

Chris    

Like father like son.....Trash.

1108 days ago
38.

JakeRashony    

Larry Merchant is pretty upset about this whole thing, looks like he's legitimately ready to fight Floyd:
http://www.omdoubleg.com/sports/celebrity-fight-club-floyd-mayweather-vs-larry-merchant/

1108 days ago
39.

Miguel    

Floyd Mayweather won... hate him or not you still have to recongnize his talent.... Ortiz was and still is garbage, paper champ. He was frustrated with his ability, lack of, and let his emotions get the best of him and went in for the headbutt. Mayweather was too much for the fakexican. Coming up to the ring with the Mexican flag, self elected representative of our people... bitch!! you can't even speak spanish!!! get your ass to the back of the line with the rest of the pendejos. Leave the boxing up to Canelo, a real Mexican boxer... case closed

1108 days ago
40.

Puddingnpie    

Racism has nothing to do with this at all; 1)Ortiz headbutted, now that's dirty fighting; why isn't anyone pissed about that??? 2)never EVER take your eyes off your opponent!! Ortiz has no one to blame but himself because he just got caught slipping....

1108 days ago
41.

laura    

from a hispanic to all;; it was a fair fight!

1108 days ago
42.

Duude    

Floyd says if you lace up you've got to protect yourself at all times. That means he could've continued hitting him after he hit the canvas. It means he could have hit him when he first came into the ring. It means he could have hit him after he returned to his corner when the bell rung marking the end of the first round.

1108 days ago
43.

angelo    

Yeah, yeah...but punching an opponent with his hands down, unguarded, is nothing to be proud of...it's like stealing the crown.

1108 days ago
44.

JusticeEX    

Ok then..next guy to fight Maycheapo..go and punch him while he is sitting on the bench as his trainers fix his mouth piece... Fair is fair I guess..protect yourself at all times they say...

1108 days ago
45.

dgreen1    

I bet Dad hasn't always had wonderful things to say. Since money is involved, what do you expect. Dad looks like he has been through the ringer.

1108 days ago
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