My two cents on the matter.
First and foremost Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant are the most bias boxing color commentators I've every seen when it comes to Floyd Mayweather f!ghts. From the De La Hoya f!ght all the way up to this one, they've done nothing but try to build up the guy in the ring getting schooled by Mayweather. These two guys are clearly rooting for the under dog in every f!ght. They've never and I mean never gave Mayweather his props without some bullsh*t. And no, Larry wasn't about to ask Floyd about Paccao because he was still in his I'm gonna get a n*gga mode and ask him why "he" felt he should have sucker punched Ortiz. No mind you Floyd already answered the question so there was no need to re-ask something that was clearly already answered.
Second, by the time Larry left the ring he was already in damage control cause HBO's biggest money draw, and yes he's the biggest money not Manny, told him he was fired. Now he may not be fired from HBO but I'm positive he's never going to do another Mayweather f!ght. Max Kellerman will be taking over those duties from here on out. And Jim Lampley knows it cause he was holding those tears back when Larry was on his way back from the ring. He knew that his hating a.ss side kick was a through piece when it comes to calling mega f!ghts. You don't loose you cool to a boxer who just dominated the hell out of a guy damn near 11 years younger than him. And then wanna come back and try to joke it off. He threw that Paccao sh*t in there to cover it up cause he knew he was in trouble.
Third, how ya'll gonna say that what Floyd did was dirty when clearly there are no rules in boxing that states when the bell rings that you have to hug or give daps to your opponent first then f!ght
. Show me that in the rule books and then I'll say it was a dirty move. Protect yourself at all times is stated at the beginning of every match. So we're gonna jump on Floyd cause his opponent didn't follow rule #1 of boxing? However what clearly was a dirty move was the blatant head butt shot that Victor made. He knew he was in the wrong for that one, but what I don't understand is why drop your guard after you did that to a guy and not expect for him to come at you with full force aggression with your hands down?
Finally, if your going to be a color commentator in boxing then you've got to be unbias. You comming into the match clearly showing who your rooting for doesn't make the sport that great of a sport. Lampley and Merchant did this same sh*t to Roy Jones. They never gave him his props for taking outstanding f!ghters and just dominating them so bad that he made them look ordinary in the ring. It took Roy going up to Heavyweight to get some respect out of these two a.ss clowns and we all know Roy was never the same after he went from Heavyweight back down to light. So if the outcome from this is that Larry Merchant doesn't ever get to call a Mega f!ght for HBO then we've all won. Cause he was never that great of an analysis anyway. I mean him, and Harold Lederman gave a round to Victor Ortiz. How when dude only landing on average 4 punches per round?