Mayweather wins by 4th-round knockout

Associated Press
Victor Ortiz lies on the mat after being knocked down by Floyd Mayweather Jr. during during their WBC welterweight title fight Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. remained unbeaten Saturday night by knocking out Victor Ortiz with a right hand late in the fourth round.

The punch came just after the two fighters had hugged in the middle of the ring after a head butt by Ortiz clearly irritated Mayweather. As they separated, Mayweather shot out a right hand that put Ortiz on the canvas, and he was counted out as he struggled to get up.

It was a wild end to a fight that Mayweather was dominating until Ortiz seemed to intentionally head butt him in the corner. After referee Joe Cortez took away a point and separated them, the two met in the center of the ring to resume action.

After a brief embrace, Mayweather shot out a left, then a right that put Ortiz down.

It was the 42nd straight win for Mayweather as a pro.

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