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Is De La Hoya The Real Winner?

by Mouthpaw (U7323170) 06 May 2007
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Firstly i'll make the point that last nights fight could have gone either way but i had De La Hoya nicking it by a round or two. I believe as the challenger, Mayweather should have to go out and take the belt from the champion. Potshots on the back foot and constant holding in close doesnt really constitute as going out to 'win' the fight does it??!!!!! Oscar pressed the fight and was the aggressor and i dont think the judges (especially the one who gave it 116 - 112 to Mayweather) realised how many shots oscar blocked with his gloves!! Anyway that aside my question is who came out of it as the real winnner? Oscar showed impeccable dignity in defeat and gave a good account of himself for a past his best 34 yr old. Not bad for a 'chicken'. He also had the lions share of the purse and the fans support. He also has us asking the question - 'if the fight had been 4 yrs ago who would have won?'. PBF on the other hand will 'retire' undefeated as a 5 weight world champion and must be given credit for again moving up a weight. For all his lack of class and pretensions of it being an 'easy' fight he deserves his plaudits but how will he be remembered in 10 or 20 yrs time. Has De La hoya got a better legacy?

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posted May 7, 2007

The statistics are from HBO & ESPN.

As for Joeseph Calzaghe, I ain't wasting any more of my time on him, rubbish.

The day he fights world-class opposition, the day the world will see.

The WBC president, Kessler's promoter, Kessler himself, Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson and even your own Clinton Woods call him a pussy cat.

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posted May 7, 2007

The statistics don't make mistakes (HBO & ESPN).

As for Joeseph Calzaghe, I ain't wasting any more of my time on him, rubbish.

The day he fights world-class opposition, the day the world will see exposure and defeat.

The WBC president, Kessler's promoter, Kessler himself, Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson and even your own Clinton Woods call him a nobody.

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posted May 7, 2007

I really am not sure how people could give the fight to De La Hoya. I have watched the fight 3 times now and every time it looks more and more like a Floyd win.

And I am a DE LA HOYA who wanted him to win!

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posted May 7, 2007

ironus and the other sensible guys who saw the fight without bias i commend you guy.

For those still 'THINKING IT WAS A DREAM AND ODH WON' get over it.

But as ironus stated: theh following fighters if you can name the half or the same amount of fighters that ODH has fought in his career let em know please answers on a post card...lol

These guys were not easy guys to fight : - Floyd then went on to knock out Corrales, beat Hernandez, Jesus Chavez, Castillo (twice), knocked out N'dou & Gatti, beat Corley, Judah, Baldomir, now Oscar,

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posted May 7, 2007

zatknight - it would seem its you that cant get over it. people are entitled to their opinions so why not let them voice theirs. fair enough you dont agree with people who say DLH won, Mayweather DID win so you got what you wanted - you should be the happy one!!!!!

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posted May 7, 2007

There is a big difference between fact & opinion and I always adopt that view in everyday life.

The facts speak for themselves, refer to the punch stats.

Say no more, end of.

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comment by abraxis (U4691069)

posted May 8, 2007

Having watched it only once I thought that it was a draw. It was one of those close fights that are open to interpretation. I was impressed with both fighters. DLH looked sharp and powerful early on and Mayweather did what he had to do, run early and try to pick things up later on. I thought he showed a good chin on the few ocasions that he was caught clean by DLH.

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comment by U8246122

posted May 8, 2007

After a weekend away i am happy to rejoin the fray! Sorry to say i told you so to all the so called boxing officianados on this site or should i say Dela Hoya sycophants. Floyd one this clearly, nad yes even clearer than the supposed split decision. I argued on friday that the difference was Floyd's phenomenal boxing skills set, which would allow him to find many ways to win. As it goes he comprehensively outboxed Dela Hoya. his defense was fantastic and ring generalmanship outstanding. The phony Mexican tried to do the Sugar Ray bluff on the judges (as in Sugar ray v Hagler) by trying to win through eye catching but ineffective flurries. IT DIDNT WORK!!! and let's remember only one person got hurt in this fight and it wasn't Floyd!!! There will be a rematch and this time Floyd will probably stop him!!!

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posted May 8, 2007

I sincerely hope PBF retires, considering his p4p tag he made hard work out of ODH, i had stated earlier PBF would win by points over the distance (predictable)....
ODH was a great fighter unfortunatley on the decline, any1 care to disagree then look how many fights hes had over the last 2 years....considering how innactive he has been he gave the fight of his life and i believe he has nothing negative to take from losing in this manner, showing hes a great, having fought every1 with any ounce of danger in the divisions,,,PBF boring boring boring oh and predictable,,,,for a change lol. Hit and run is this mans tactics and always will be,yes i agree wi the dicision but like ODH said if he hadnt come forward there wouldnt have been a fight. Whoever thinks Mayweather could finish Oscar is totally deluded,,speed and skill yes,,power no. Cotto would show PBF up at Welter and Hatton would at Light welter, both of these fighters show more power within their respective divisions and could bully PBF drawing him into a fight ..'Respect to Corrales'

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