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19 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Mayweather Hands Ortiz Rematch Incentive




Floyd Mayweather Jr has told Victor Ortiz via his Twitter account that if he can beat Andre Berto again then he will grant him a rematch. The undefeated American Superstar controversially knocked out Ortiz in the fourth round to claim the WBC welterweight title a couple of weeks ago. At the time ’Money’ Mayweather had dismissed the idea of a rematch but now it appears he has had a change of heart.

The bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas turned into a foul fest after Ortiz landed an intentional head butt on Mayweather’s chin, resulting in a severe reprimand from referee Joe Cortez. As Ortiz motioned and apologized to Mayweather, Mayweather sucker punched Ortiz after Cortez waved the fight back on.

Despite the controversy Mayweather,42-0-(29), fought completely within the rules and said via Twitter: “I’ll give Ortiz a rematch but first he’s got to get passed Andre Berto. The only man who can beat me is the man in the mirror. Victoria Ortiz’s new nickname is ‘Take 2 of these [punches] and call me in the morning.’ Victoria Ortiz thought it was a headbutting contest. But that 2 piece gave him some act right”

September 27, 2011



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