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Mayweather is the Champ!

This week I will venture into sports and become a boxing beat writer. I watched the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight last Saturday night/Sunday morning and saw a good, interesting and controversial fight. Some people say that Mayweather took advantage of Ortiz and should not have punched him when his hands were down. I say too bad Ortiz, who should have had his hands up and been paying attention, especially after just trying to headbutt Mayweather out of frustration at not being able to hurt Mayweather. More on this after the top 20.

Holding at #1 is the hottest anthem on the planet,

Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock. This has to be the hottest song in the world. Kia Motors are even using it in a recent ad with their hamsters! The song simply rocks. Improving to #2 is

Rolling In The Deep by Adele. This song kicks, is different from anything else out there at the moment and is doing really well.

Tumbling to #3 is

Last Friday (TGIF) by Katy Perry. For some reason Katy Perry seems to have a magic touch in that every song she releases does well.

Up to #4 is

I'm Into You by Jennifer Lopez featuring L'il Wayne. Falling to #5 is

Give Me Everything by Pitbull, Neo, AfroJack & Nayer, still a DJLT fave and still being played around the world. Slipping to #6 is Enrique Iglesias' current hit

Tonight I'm Loving You.

Motivation, by Kelly Rowland featuring L'il Wayne, falls to #7. This is one of the new breed of clever hip hop/rap/love songs that Diddy and the Notorious BIG started and which some artists, none better than L'il Wayne, are continuing.

Improving to #8 is the Latin/soca anthem

Danza Kuduro, by Don Omar, the Cuban-American star Pit Bull, Lucenzo, DJ Laz and Qwote. Navigating its way down to #9 is

Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce.

Up to #10 is the new one from Chris Brown, entitled

She Ain't You. Down once space to #11 is

Just Can't Get Enough by the Black Eyed Peas. Tumbling to #12 is

Beautiful People by Chris Brown featuring Benny Benassi. Tumbling to #13 is

6 Foot 7 Foot by L'il Wayne featuring Cory Gunz.

Up to #14 is a former essential new tune,

I Wanna Go, from Britney Spears.

Walking by Mary Mary falls to #15. Improving to # 16 is

Put Your Hands Up (If You…) by Kylie Minogue. Up, at #17, is

Best Thing I Never Had by Beyonce.

Now some soca anthems. Up, at #18, is

Wotless by Kes The Band and up to # 19 is

Bend Over by Machel Montano.

Now some dancehall. New at #20 is Mavado's summer dancehall hit,

Fly Away. Look out for his other hit

Pepper, which should make the list soon.

Now back to this week's topic: The Mayweather-Ortiz controversy. Mayweather's critics are saying that he should not have punched Ortiz when neither Ortiz nor the referee was paying attention. I disagree.

Firstly, boxing is a brutal sport and the first thing they teach you in boxing is to keep your hands up at all times. Ortiz is a professional and should have remembered one of the first things he was taught as a boxer he should have been paying attention and kept his hands up, or at the least, kept an eye on his opponent.

Secondly, the dirty play was when Ortiz headbutted Mayweather, which he should not have done and for which he was deducted a point. Mayweather must have said, “OK, you wanna play dirty, I can play that game and I'm gonna kick your butt; beating you at your own game”. I have no issue with what Mayweather did and submit that Ortiz learned a costly yet valuable lesson if you wanna play dirty you must expect to get dirty back! He wasn't really hurt because seconds later he was up and about and laughing at the whole ordeal, admitting that he should have had his hands up. So why are all the sport announcers hating on Mayweather? Thirdly, I can make a suggestion but I will not, lest I be accused of playing a certain card, but it is what it is. I think there's more; there seems to be some dislike of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Hear me out.

If this had happened to Mayweather and he had gotten knocked out in the same manner, the same people who criticised his actions would have said that Mayweather should have been paying attention, should have had his hands up, because he is the more experienced fighter and they would have credited Ortiz for the upset. Where is the justice and fairness in this? So I'm not buying the criticism of Mayweather. He is the Champ, a deserved Champ and he beat Ortiz fair and square.

There's an unwritten rule in sports that if you do something dirty, you better expect something back. You can apologise all you want and the referee can deduct a point, but what if that headbutt had opened up a cut on Floyd's eye and limited his effectiveness for the rest of the fight, causing him to lose? Nobody would feel sorry for him and they would have been dissing him as not as good as he thinks he is.

Floyd may have felt that Ortiz would headbutt him again, so he may have said to himself, “Let's end this now before this guy does something else unsportsmanlike”. None of the biased sports reporters have considered this other perspective.

Now for the Manny Pacquiao debate! People ask Mayweather why he will not fight Manny! Mayweather has said that he will fight Manny after Manny takes a drug test. Manny has put on a lot of weight lately to move up into a heavier weight class and many people, including perhaps Mayweather, suspect that he has taken steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs, like human growth hormone (HGH) for example, to put on so much weight so quickly.

So the real question isn't why will Mayweather not fight Manny; the question should be why will Manny not take a drug test! Manny has given some bogus excuse about it goes against his training regimen, it will make him weaker, he is uncomfortable doing it, etc. All garbage reasons. I can only conclude that he must have something to hide! If you ask me to take a drug test before a fight or major event, I will take it because I have nothing to hide. Only a person who has something to hide will not take a drug test. Get real.

Again, I submit that if it were Mayweather who refused to take a drug test or blood test, the press would be all over him with allegations that he was using HGH, some type of steroids, marijuana or some illegal drug. I can only conclude that it is clear that many people in boxing don't like Floyd Mayweather, Jr because they look for reasons to criticise him when if he were in the position of other persons involved in the controversies; he would still be the one being criticised.

In closing, Floyd Mayweather, Jr is the Champ. He offered Ortiz a rematch and I would like to see Manny just get over himself and do the boxing world a favour by taking the drug test so that boxing fans can see the fight that they all want to see Mayweather versus Manny!

Peace if there is such a thing as peace in a sport as brutal as boxing ... DJLT

Fantastic Floyd: Floyd Mayweather (centre) delivers a knockout punch to Victor Ortiz as referee Joe Cortez (right) looks on in the fourth round during a WBC welterweight title fight on Saturday.

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Published September 23, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 23, 2011 at 9:13 am)

Mayweather is the Champ!

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