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Mayweather Defeats De la Hoya!

In a star-studded evening of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr. captured his 6th title in 5 different weight classes as he defeated the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya (38-5, 30KO’s) by Split Decision. Mayweather (38-0, 24KO’s) used his speed and agility to avoid Oscar’s punching flurries and pressure. Judges at ringside had the fight Chuck Giampa 116-12 and Jerry Roth 115-13 for Floyd, and one judge, Tom Kaczmarek saw the fight 115-113 for De La Hoya.

It was clear that the fans were behind De La Hoya as he chased Mayweather around the ring. De La Hoya’s jab was his most effective punch, however, he used it seldom. Mayweather was able to stick and move, and in typical Mayweather fashion did not put more than one or two punches together. De La Hoya said after the fight “he [Mayweather] was hitting me with pitty patty punches. I was the one that was pressuring him. If I didn’t chase him down, we wouldn’t have had a fight tonight.”
Mayweather, sporting the Mexican colors on his shorts and a large sombrerro was escorted to the ring by rapper 50-cent who had reportedly placed a $1 million dollar bet on the Pretty Boy.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. was interviewed after the fight and said he felt that Oscar should have been the one raising his hand at the end of the fight. As if there wasn’t enough controversey surrounding the fight, one of the judges had made a mistake and miswrote the wrong corner color for the fighters. De La Hoya was fighting out of the Red and Mayweather out of the Blue, but the judge had reversed the designations.
Two of the three judges (Chuck Giampa, Tom Kaczmarek) had given De La Hoya the final round while one judge (Jerry Roth) gave the round to Mayweather. If that Roth had given the round, which in our eyes was easily won by De La Hoya in conformity to the others, the fight would have been a draw.
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6 Responses to “Mayweather Defeats De la Hoya!”

  1. Steven Kramer says:

    I thought Mayweather put together a masterful performance. It was his hardest fight, but he showed how great an athlete and boxer he is and why he remains the best p4p in the world.

  2. il Forneo says:

    How did one of the judges score the fight for DLH? What was he watching?

  3. Anonymous says:

    you must be joking you clowns. Oscar put on a great performance. He was the aggressor taking the fight to mayweather. oscar landed great punches and showed that his conditioning was great. I had the fight scored a draw and did not see how you can give a round to a guy who land 5 punches and then gets on his bike. Mayweather is boring to watch.

  4. Anonymous says:

    does anyone really appreciate the boring fighting style of mayweather? I mean, come on. floyd couldn’t sell any ppv fight on his own. this fight was sold because of the golden boy and anytime you press the fight, attack and land combinations, especially if you are the champ you should be the winner.

  5. Jake Resuberz says:

    Floyed dominated the entire fight. I had the fight 117 – 111 for Floyd. Nobody has ever gotten even close….

  6. Juan Jimenez says:

    Are you kidding!!! First and foremost To WIN a Title belt you have to HURT or KNOCKDOWN your apponent. Floyd Mayweather dint do any of the above. Second Oscar was the agresser on this fight Even though his punches were not all solid he through twice the PUNCHES Mayweather did. The bottom line is You cant win a fight always being on the defensive side which Floyd did. Oscar is the True Champ of that fight Or worse case it should have been a DRAW.

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