Over at HBO's official boxing blog, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz were asked to share their thoughts on what it was like winning a world title for the first time. Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO) won his in 1998 from Genaro Hernandez, while Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO) just picked his up from Andre Berto on April 16.
The answers were thoughtful and honest, but Mayweather really got me. This is downright funny.
Take Ortiz first:
"It was amazing. It was what I was waiting for and working for my entire life. When you're a young fighter you always think about that first championship when you can finally make a name for yourself and tell all of the other amateur fighters, hey, I'm a champion now."
Ortiz turns this into standard dramatic Ortiz talk, all the hard work and struggles and how he proved the doubters wrong, and you know the story by now. But after reading through Ortiz's entire answer -- which was a good one, admittedly -- I couldn't help but burst out laughing when I read Mayweather's:
"There is no better feeling than winning, but winning a world title is indescribable. I would know because I have won all of my fights and am a six-time world champion in five weight classes."
I don't know how to explain why this is so funny to me, but it is. Just the level of smugness is hilarious to me. You read through Ortiz's heartfelt, violin-worthy words, and then you just get Floyd being Floyd.