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Victor Ortiz’s Boxing License in Question After Saying He Tried to Break Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Nose

Victor Ortiz’s Nevada boxing license is in question after the fighter admitted he intentionally tried to break Floyd Mayweather’s nose with a headbutt, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.

Pugmire reported on his Twitter account that Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, will not license Ortiz to fight until he explains his nose breaking comments.

Ortiz told Radio Rahim of Max Boxing, “I was trying to break [Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s] nose, 100%, because he nailed me 16 times with his elbow on my right eye, which made me close my eye. I kept telling [referee Joe] Cortez about the elbow. He kept saying ‘keep fighting Victor, keep fighting.’

“My eye gets closed, so I unleashed the headbutt. Yeah it was wrong, it was very wrong. But given the fact that I had asked the ref to keep an eye on that, and I told him ‘elbow’ … you want to get dirty, I got dirty.

“For that, I started feeling bad, and that’s why I gave Floyd a hug. They got me to feel human in the ring, and I when I felt human, I paid for it.

“If I’m going to headbutt you, I’m going to break your nose next time,” Ortiz said.

Ortiz will likely be summoned to speak at the Commission’s next meeting on January 11th. Victor is scheduled to face Andre Berto in a rematch on Feb. 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is a video of Ortiz’s interview that got him in trouble:

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reportedly Made $1 Million Betting on Patriots Over Broncos

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gambling exploits are legendary. The man says he wins and loses millions on a given betting weekend. From the sounds of things, he was mostly up a few weeks ago.

Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says Floyd bet $1 million that Tim Tebow wouldn’t have a prayer against the Patriots in Week 15. The Pats rolled to victory 41-23, easily covering the 6.5-point spread.

This is good news for Floyd. Now he can afford to pay his $2,500 court fine for domestic violence. With bets like this, he also should be able to afford payments on his $300,000 Mercedes and $50,000 customized iPod.

We all know I’m just bitter because Doc Brown had the Broncos plus the points.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the report.

Picture: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Jail Cell

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is literally going from the penthouse to the outhouse. The boxing megastar was sentenced to 90 days in jail last week for committing domestic violence on his ex-girlfriend. The Las Vegas police received so many requests concerning Money May’s jail term, they released this picture of a cell that will be similar to the one he’ll be staying in. Hope he enjoys cardboard mattresses and metal toilets.

Glove tap to Boxing Scene for the picture.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gets 90 Days in Jail, Postpones Possible Manny Pacquiao Fight

Looks like Bob Arum was right when he said all of Floyd Mayweather’s legal issues could prevent a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao. Money May’s super fly ways were derailed when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and harassment charges Wednesday.

Mayweather will have to serve 90 days in jail, perform 100 hours of community service, and pay a $2,500 fine. His guilty plea pertained to his abuse of ex-girlfriend Josie Harris last September. What made the judge so adamant about the punishment was that the violence happened in front of their children, and that Floyd threatened his kids. Floyd also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor for poking a security guard in the face. The prosecutor was really out to get Floyd.

“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well. Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything,” Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said. “The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration.”

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Offers to Pay for Joe Frazier Funeral Services

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has more money than he knows what to do with — literally. We love to make fun of the fact that he is constantly spending his millions of dollars on unnecessary luxuries and gambling millions at a time on football games and other sporting events.  Since we heckle him for spending money on things that we perceive to be dumb and obnoxious, we might as well give him credit when he offers to use it generously. As Black Sports Online pointed out, Mayweather offered to pay for Joe Frazier’s funeral services. He made the announcement via Twitter Monday night.

As you probably heard, Frazier passed Monday after a battle with liver cancer.  It was well-known that Frazier was struggling financially since he left boxing and dealt with health issues, so the offer from Mayweather could be put to use.

Given his history and openness about needing to maintain his “money” image, it would be fair to accuse Floyd’s offer of being merely a PR stunt.  However, Mayweather is a known admirer of Frazier and has given us no reason to think he cares about his public image, so the gesture is likely sincere.  It would take an extremely cynical person to criticize Mayweather for offering to provide a boxing legend with a proper burial.

Audio: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Owned in Interview by Rude Jude After Playing Race Card

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been accused of ducking Manny Pacquiao over the past few years. Floyd has denied the accusations, but the facts tell a different story.

In 2009, Floyd said he had nothing to gain from fighting Manny. Then in September, Floyd was caught backtracking from saying he planned to fight Pacquiao next.

After hearing that radio host Rude Jude was accusing him of ducking Pac Man, Floyd called into The All Out Show to defend himself. Things started off calmly before getting heated.

“I guess somebody has something against me,” Floyd said.

Rude Jude replied “No, I said you were afraid to fight Pacquiao. That you were ducking Pacquiao. You always using steroids as an excuse. You’re bigger than him anyway — you should be able to whoop his ass steroids or not.”

Floyd tried to argue that he’s never said Pacquaio used steroids. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., has accused Pacquiao of using performance-enhancers. Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not have said directly that Manny uses steroids, but he’s linked to articles on his Twitter account that suggest Pac Man uses them.

Their argument continued.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting on May 5th: We Want Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Wednesday that he will fight on May 5th and he wants to face Manny Pacquiao. Floyd’s adviser told Dan Rafael that Mayweather’s team is “looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella.”

It’s clear that means they want Manny Pacquiao, who has a November 12th fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. During an interview on 106 & Park Wednesday, Floyd mentioned Manny by name.

“We’re looking for Pacquiao,” Mayweather said. “We want Pacquiao to take the test. We just want to give the fans and the people around the world what they want to see.”

Floyd will be 35 in May while Manny will be 33. Neither fighter has much time left, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that the winner will retire. You can expect each fighter to make at minimum $50 million for the bout. They will likely pull in much more.

Now the next step is making sure Manny beats Juan Manuel Marquez. As long as that happens, the sides should agree to a 50-50 split, and full drug testing with no cutoff date. Then, the long-anticipated fight may finally happen.

Here is a full history of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations.