Was it “legal”?

A lot of controversy surrounds last night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Vicious Victor Ortiz.  It started with the obvious headbutt from Ortiz, then Ortiz coming back to him and giving him a hug and “kiss”.  Then Mayweather walks towards the center of the ring, touches gloves with Ortiz and then finishes business.  No bell had rung to end the round and the veteran referee never told them to separate after they walked away from the corner.  As a matter of fact, if you watch the video, the referee says, “Let’s go” and then brings his hands together and that is when Mayweather goes in for the kill.

“I took the break by the referee and I obeyed exactly as I was told,” Ortiz said. “And then, boom, he blindsided me.”- Victor Ortiz after the Mayweather fight.  ” Time was in, the fighter needed to keep his guard up. Mayweather did nothing illegal.” – Comments from Cortez the referee that called the fight.

You can like or dislike Mayweather, like or dislike Ortiz, but in the end if the referee says nothing was illegal, then you really have no case.

What do you think?  All I ask is that you refrain from using vulgar language – other than that, consider the bell rung and gloves tapped!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGt58cOGtCI