Is De La Hoya The Real Winner?
by Mouthpaw (U7323170) 06 May 2007
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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