Mayweather didn’t win fair and square vs Ortiz, says INQUIRER.net pollBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather did not win fairly against Victor Ortiz whom he defeated with a controversial knockout to win the World Boxing Council light welterweight crown.
This was according to a poll by INQUIRER.net from September 19 to 22 in which 92.62 percent or 1,342 of 1,449 respondents answered “no” when asked if Mayweather won fair and square against Ortiz, the defending champion.
Meanwhile, only 7.38 percent of 107 respondents agreed that Mayweather put up a fair fight against Ortiz.
On Sunday, Mayweather knocked out Ortiz at 2:59 in the fourth round with a left-right combination while Ortiz’s hands were down.
Before this, the referee took a point from Ortiz for doing a head butt on Mayweather, six-time and five-division world champion
Ortiz had just finished apologizing to Mayweather for the head butt and while he waited for a signal from the referee, Mayweather surprised him with punches that knocked him down.
Ringside punch stats reflected Mayweather’s dominance, showing the boxer landing 73 of 208 punches to just 26 of 148 for Ortiz. Mayweather consistently beat Ortiz to the punch, and his experience and hand speed appeared to be the difference.