Floyd Mayweather knocked out Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their welterweight title fight last night, but the way it ended probably cemented his reputation as a villain in the eyes of most boxing fans.
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"I got hit by a dirty shot," Mayweather said following the fight. "The rule is to protect yourself at all times. I did nothing wrong."
Referee Joe Cortez agreed, later adding: "Time was in. Victor should have kept his guard up. Floyd did nothing illegal."
Mayweather's record now stands at a perfect 42-0, with 26 of those victories coming by way of knockout. With the loss, Ortiz falls to 29-3.