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De La Hoya - Mayweather

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How will it end?

De La Hoya - KO
Mayweather - KO
De La Hoya - Decision
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De La Hoya - Mayweather

Postby byfrcp » Fri May 04, 2007 11:02 pm

Who you got?

I'm gunna give the nod to Mayweather by decision, but honestly I don't follow boxing that closely.

This should be one of the biggest bouts in recent history though.
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Postby ayebatter » Fri May 04, 2007 11:36 pm

Oscar between rounds 8 and 11 by TKO. I can see Maywthr ahead on points thru the 1st 4 rounds, but the bigger Oscar will start to wear on him and come out on top.
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri May 04, 2007 11:45 pm

I agree with ayebatter. I can see Mayweather leading in points, but Oscar knocking him out in the middle to later rounds.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat May 05, 2007 12:19 am

I think this might be boxing's death rattle... :,-(

Assuming PBF handles the weight and that he doesn't "melt" under the lights of the mega-fight (which I doubt) than PBF wins by decision handily. I can think of a lot of scenarios where DLH wins with the big hook KO or by stoppage but he can't out-box PBF. So if you assume each fighter fights their perfect fight than I see no way DLH wins. This is the most hyped boxing match in a long time and if I was going to bet on anything I'd bet on my belief that this does not live up to the hype and is pretty boring. I'm still buying it though, just in case. :-D
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Sat May 05, 2007 3:18 am

I'd like to see Oscar pull it out, but I just don't see how Pretty Boy loses this one. It's bound to disappoint, but I'll take Floyd with the KO in the 7th.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Sat May 05, 2007 1:53 pm

Mayweather in a decision. He can freaking mash, but De La Hoya is no slouch. Gotta give it to the up and coming phenom though maybe even 2-1 or a draw
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Postby BritSox » Sat May 05, 2007 3:09 pm

Mayweather is the better fighter at this point in their careers. End of.

*I did however Back Ohio St for the college FB championship, so take this bold statement as you will.
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Postby Stejay » Sat May 05, 2007 3:42 pm

De la Hoya decision after round upon round of great boxing hopefully.
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Postby DaQ » Sat May 05, 2007 8:09 pm

I think Mayweather will win this one in a decision. He's too quick, can pack a solid power punch, and is simply too good right now - he's 37-0 with 23 KO's. De La Hoya was great is is still pretty good right now, but I can't see him beating Mayweather, unless he gets very lucky with a left hook. Mayweather has wanted this fight for the longest time and I feel he is more hungry than De La Hoya here.

The one thing bugging me is the eerie parallelness to Rocky III, except that there is only one fight here, not two. De La Hoya is nearing the end, is adored by fans, has the intangibles, and is a nice guy. Meanwhile, Mayweather is very cocky, says he will crush De La Hoya (among other things) and personifies the role of the "bad guy." You can also say Mayweather trains alone (like Clubber Lang said), since there is instability in his corner in terms of his trainers. In the movie, Rocky wins in the end...will De La Hoya win here? :-?
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