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Mayweather v De La Hoya hots up!

by manta337 (U7383028) 21 February 2007
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After some handbags at a recent press conference things are really hotting up in the build up to the "Fight of the Century."

Mayweather said he was going to do what he has done in all his 37 fights, and beat him up real bad. He jabbed Oscar in the chest and called him a pussy.

De La Hoya remained calm, said he would do his talking in the ring, and while he respected all Mayweather has achieved come May 5th, he would be "hurting for weeks."

I don't think I have been this excited about a fight for years, but what do we make of all this pre-fight (by a few months) bluster? Is Mayweather genuinely worried by De La Hoya? Is all this trashtalk from 'Pretty Boy Floyd' getting to De La Hoya? What effect will the absence of Mayweather Sr have on De La Hoya? Finally, what do we think will happen when two of the best fighters of their generation finally get it on in the ring?

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posted Feb 23, 2007

More to the point what on earth was Mayweather wearing in that press conference! Anyone who says that Hopkins punch was a nothing punch is talking nonsense. That is probably the most painful area - notwithstanding below the belt punches - to get hit as a boxer.

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posted Feb 26, 2007

I think Mayweather needs to shutup. He's talented but far too arrogant. He's clearly going to underestimate the ability of ODLH. ODLH seems to relish being trash talked, as it build up inside him until he can let his actions in the ring do the talking. This was clear in his last bout, and come May 5th i'll be putting my money on a points victory to the golden boy.

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posted Feb 27, 2007

I spent the weekend watching old Mayweather fights; Castillo, Corrales, Judah, and a couple of others. And I am more convinced than ever that De La Hoya will win this. Mayweather doesn't start well. Mayweather is moving up too far. I don't think Mayweather copes will with southpaws. I don't think he covers his body well. And I don't think he will be able to take De La Hoya's power. Remember this guy was a Super-Featherweight not so long ago. Great fighter though he is, and his speed is phenomenal, I think De La Hoya will win by KO, quite early.

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comment by u2delic (U7631951)

posted Feb 27, 2007

`you know what everybody ?...im thinking that this fight is gonna be hyped up so good and then when the fight start ....it's gonna be like how he did GOTTI, mayweather's gonna be so quick and so illusive that oscar is going to quit...lol!.... i really see that!

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comment by ted (U6576923)

posted Mar 3, 2007

ive never liked de la hoya he has got some victories gifted to him over the years and i really hope mayweather has him punching shadows all night with his speed.

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comment by ted (U6576923)

posted Mar 3, 2007

mayweather will make de la hoya look old in the ring with his lightening fast speed.i really hope he does another "GATTI" on him.

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comment by drjones (U1771947)

posted Mar 8, 2007

I am quietly confident that DLH will hand PBF his first defeat. It happens to everyone at some point. A defeat has happened to boxers better than PBF.

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posted Mar 13, 2007

I couldn't agree more. I think the majority want to see PBF lose - he is far too arrogant. Will bring him crashing down to earth (and canvass)when this May comes, and im intrigued to hear the excuses, or will he be dignified in defeat?

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posted May 4, 2007

I think both PBF and Golden Boy are absolute legends, but I have the following thoughts on the outcome, if you fancy a wager;

a draw for starters - if the fight goes the distance, and is close, a draw would be the best result fo a rematch!!

I do think PBF will start quick, possibly building up a good lead on points, but really, with the size differece, can PBF hurt Golden Boy?

I think Osca will come home hard, and think it he will KO PB b/w 10-12 - and FYI, out here in Oz, the odds of that happening are very hansdome, so i have had a nibble!! However it ends up, I am just hoping for a great fight, for this is probably the only true superfight since Leonard v Hagler!!

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