Floyd Mayweather is often criticized for not being entertaining between the ropes. Larry Merchandt said before Mayweather’s fight with Mosley that “Mayweather is the most exciting fighter before the bell” and with his antics on HBO’s 24/7 and at Friday’s weigh-in, he proved as much.
However on Saturday night, Mayweather made good on his promise and outboxed Victor Ortiz for three and a half rounds.
Mayweather hurt Ortiz early in the fourth round but Ortiz battled back, battering Mayweather and backing him into a corner midway through the round.
Ortiz was unable to keep his composure, and in a moment of frustration he lashed out and headbutted Mayweather.
After an Ortiz-initiated mid-ring hug, Mayweather tattooed the young fighter with a picture perfect left and right hand to end the fight.
Regardless of how unsportsmanlike Mayweather’s actions were, he appeared to be headed for another easy victory before he sucker punched Ortiz.
Incidentally, I didn’t add Manny Pacquiao to the list. Had I done so there would be no need to add any other name on the list. Mayweather and Pacquiao is the fight we all want but may never get.
With that said, here are five opponents “Money” Mayweather should consider fighting next.