Originally posted by glorydayz:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
I don't know what you're seeing, but in no way was Cortez paying attention to the fighters let alone gesturing for the fight to go on. He didn't even see the combo Floyd landed. What he saw was Ortiz falling down. Even Cortez was shocked to see it and didn't start counting him for another 3-4 seconds.
You must not have watched the fight, I not only watched it I have it saved on my DVR. Let me take you through the play by play; the clip above starts after Cortez told the judges to take a point. He (Cortez) then walked Ortiz to a corner and told him not to do that. Then Cortez walked them to the center of the ring and said "let's go" and after that Cortez looked at the time keeper and said "did the bell ring" and boom fireworks! Ortiz hit the ground and as they do on any knock down the referee outside the ring started counting. Cortez looked outside the ring to pick up the count which was at 4 and counted Ortiz out the rest of the way.
Now, just so you know there is always a ref outside the ring that starts the count as the ref inside the ring has priority number 1 which is to stop the other fighter from punching and placing him into a nuetral corner. The Ref inside the ring will pick up the count once the other fighter is situated in a neutral corner and take over from there.
I love it how you guys try to make $31t up when the fight is right there on video for all to see.
Yes I watched the fight. I wouldn't be so upset if I didn't watch the fight. I'm glad that you DVR'd the fight. Good for you. And thanks for explaining descriptively how Cortez did this and did that. Not that the camera was really focusing on him. I didn't know you could hear him say "let's go". I also didn't know you could see what the ref outside the ring was saying, mainly cuz the camera didn't focus on it.
All WE saw, "we" as in the people watching on TV, was the KO (cheap one at that) and Floyd running to the other corner being happy with what just happened. Yes, you're a Mayweather fan, and debating with you will go nowhere because you'll say everything to defend the man. I'm a boxing fan, and what we saw last week was a disgrace from both fighters. Most columnists agree. Most fans agree (as you heard from the crowd at the MGM). Mayweather stated after the fight that Ortiz "was going to get knocked out anyways." He should've just went with that and we would have at least watched a legitimate end to the bout.
I still think Ortiz is a dumbass. I still think this win isn't something Mayweather should be proud of. Let's move on to another period of a possible PBF/PacMan bout only to have it blown away as usual because Mayweather doesn't want to risk getting beaten. Pac's camp already agreed to unlimited blood tests, so it's all in PBF's court now. Just sayin...
[ Edited by SF69ers on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM ]