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Ortiz talks rematch after weird loss

Sept. 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Victor Ortiz's handlers say they want a rematch after his controversial loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Saturday's WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Mayweather scored a knockout in the fourth round when Ortiz apparently misunderstood the referee's instruction and let his guard down while the fight was under way.

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After the bout, Oritz's trainer, Danny Garcia, called the decisive punches "illegal," the Los Angeles Times said.

"We'll do everything we can to get a rematch," Garcia vowed.

The fight itself was a messy affair. The bizarre ending was set up when referee Joe Ortiz stopped the action in order to deduct a point from Ortiz for a head butt.

In the end, Mayweather won his 42nd consecutive fight and added the WBC title to his belt collection.

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