As he always does after big fights, Merchant stepped into the ring after Mayweather beat Ortiz and began to pepper Mayweather with tough questions. But these questions were tougher than most because the circumstances were unprecedented: Mayweather had just knocked Ortiz out at a point when the referee had appeared to call time out, and the fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas were loudly booing Mayweather, rather than celebrating his latest victory.
As Merchant's questions heated up, Mayweather became enraged.
"You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you," Mayweather screamed. "You don't know s--t about boxing."