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Larry Merchant on Mayweather flap

Updated: September 20, 2011, 7:13 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- HBO boxing announcer Larry Merchant said Monday that Floyd Mayweather's victory over Victor Ortiz on Saturday in Las Vegas was the result of a "legal sucker-punch."

Merchant, a guest on the Mason & Ireland Show on 710 ESPN Radio in Los Angeles, became part of the story line Saturday because of a verbal confrontation with Mayweather during a live televised interview in the ring immediately after the fight.

Merchant was asked what he thought set off Mayweather.

"I'm ...

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