De La Hoya vs Mayweather on May 5th, 2007!

14.11.06 - By Jim Amato: There has been a tentative agreement for a bout next May between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.... Good God this is a potential blockbuster ! It will be for Oscar's title at 154 pounds. A few random thoughts...Rarely does Oscar De La Hoya take a fight that he doesn't think he can win. That is not saying he ducked anybody. I have great respect for Oscar. He fought the best out there in his era...Whitaker, Trinidad, Quartey, Vargas, Hopkins, Mayorga... He ducked no one, a true champion..

I like this match up, especially at 154. This is a very good weight for De La Hoya. Yes, Floyd Mayweather handled a bigger, stronger Carlos Baldomir but we're talking apples and oranges. De La Hoya is much better technical boxer then Baldomir could ever hope to be. Floyd handled the strength, but can he handle the style ?

I honestly believe Oscar would have never taken this fight unless he felt he had a legitimate chance of winning it. You know what ? I think he does. Every great fighter has one great fight left in him. Oscar is a great fighter. I really see him rising to the occasion. A win over Floyd would forever seal his legacy.

Don't get me wrong, I like Floyd Mayweather. He is a great, great talent. I just feel he may have bit off a little more then he can chew this time.

Article posted on 15.11.2006

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