“Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. answer questions from the press following their WBC welterweight title fight Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night in Las Vegas. Mayweather was visibly emotional during the press conference, at times using a towel to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Ortiz wants a rematch and Mayweather says he will give him one. Ortiz does not seem angry or noticeably upset about the ending, but he did say he did not think it was fair. From Mayweather’s perspective a fighter is supposed to protect themselves at all times.
Most critics seem to be agreeing that what Mayweather did was technically legal but also classless. The Ortiz camp said they will be reviewing the tape before they decide whether or not to file an official protest. Mayweather sticks to his guns about Larry Merchant saying HBO should get rid of him.
Of course, the man Mayweather calls “his boy” and “best friend”, rapper 50 Cent, sat beside the champ throughout the press conference. He has been a constant presence in the Mayweather camp throughout the fighter’s preparation for this bout.
MMA fight fans will recognize the voice asking Victor Ortiz a question at the 10:00 mark in the first video below. It is none other than former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz who asks Victor what would he do differently in a rematch with Mayweather.
Victor Ortiz post-fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. post-fight
If you still haven’t seen what happened you can view the controversial ending and Mayweather’s exchange with Merchant here: Mayweather KO’s Ortiz with suckerpunch *VIDEO* and read our live play-by-play analysis as it all unfolded here: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz LIVE results and play-by-play.