De La Hoya Loses, But Not Beat by Mayweather
The De La Hoya-Mayweather fight was hyped as the best of ‘this’ century… the best in a decade plus… and it lived up to the hype so long as you weren’t looking for a knock out. De La Hoya went all 12 rounds and didn’t look soft the entire time… something Mayweather’s corner seemed to be expecting. Oscar chased Floyd around the ring as Floyd seemed unwilling to go toe to toe. Floyd won the fight with a split decision that was based on the fact that his punches thrown to punches landed percentage was much higher than Oscar’s. Oscar was throwing almost twice the punches as Mayweather, who’s a great defender.
So, Mayweather wins… but did he BEAT De La Hoya… IMHO NO!! I think you should have to “take” the belt from the champion and although Mayweather fought very smart he didn’t “take” anything.
Oscar was trying to fight… give the fans their money’s worth and put on a show, win or lose go toe to toe. Mayweather was either banking on Oscar losing by points, waiting for Oscar to exhaust before attacking (which never happened), or was simply unable to get aggressive against Oscar and won the the fight based on his great defensive skills. Either way it’s on everyone’s minds and lips… “De La Hoya vs. Mayweather Rematch”
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