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Old 05-05-2007, 05:57 PM   #16
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:01 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the vids D-Wade im so ****ing pumped for this right now i dont know how i will last 5 more hours.

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I love the outcome of that EA fight.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:56 PM   #19
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PICKING a winner when Floyd Mayweather challenges Oscar De La Hoya for his WBC light-middleweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight is no easy thing.

Every man and his dog (especially if that man is a diamond-encrusted
rapper or NBA superstar) seems to have had his say on the outcome, but the bookies reckon that slick, young Floyd should be the big favourite and have him at a best-priced 8-15.

Its hard to argue against that. Rated pound-for-pound the best in the world, he is unbeaten after 37 fights and has never really looked in trouble in any of them.

Blessed, as he constantly reminds us, with unbelievable speed, quick hands, phenomenal stamina, great defence and a clever boxing brain, Pretty Boy is a natural in the ring.

Mayweather will look to weather an early storm hitting and moving,
using his speed and footwork to make his opponent miss and waste valuable energy. And above all, he will not want to get dragged into a brawl with the Golden Boy who has a big size advantage.

But the size issue cannot be overlooked. This is Mayweather's debut at light-middleweight (11st) and he has only ever boxed above light-welterweight (10st) three times.

Until as recently as November 2001 he was still a super-featherweight, and it is not known whether Mayweather's quick rise through the divisions to light-middleweight will have an adverse effect on his power and ability to take punches. Many suspect it will.

Certainly, he has never been in with someone of De La Hoya's power and at this bigger weight it could tell early in the fight. De La Hoya has been
fighting the best in the world at welterweight and above for almost a decade.

But even he knows what happens when you try to move up too many divisions too quickly. In September 2004 he beefed up to middleweight to face Bernard Hopkins and was stopped with a body shot in the ninth the only time he's ever been knocked out.
And remember when Ricky Hatton moved up to welter to face Luis Collazo? The Hitman couldn't take his power with him and had to move back down for his next fight after a big scare.

This is De La Hoya's eighth match at light-middleweight or above (all world championship fights) and his list of opponents reads like a who's who.

So what if he's lost afew? Mayweather is undefeated, but De La Hoya has taken on the best, and lots of them. Mayweather has never been in with anyone as good as Hopkins, Shane Mosley, or Felix Trinidad, and if he had his record may be far different.

It remains to be seen whether the time De La Hoya has spent out of the ring will be detrimental or advantageous. This is only his second fight since he was KO'd by Hopkins, but the same questions where raised when he took on Ricardo Mayorga after 21 months out and he answered his doubters with a fantastic stoppage in six rounds.

Two such talented boxers, combined with so many unknown factors, makes this well worth staying up into the early hours for but not the sort of fight you should stick your mortgage on either way. You can find valid reasons why both men can win, and why either could be worth backing.

Hills reported a lot of interest in Mayweather winning by KO, although his unspectacular knockout record combined with a three-inch height disadvantage and that weight issue would suggest that will not be the outcome.

His slick style may impress the judges if it goes the distance and it's bound to be very close if it does but De La Hoya is a very clever fighter with many gameplans to call upon if things seem to be slipping away.

Mayweather could be too quick to catch, but at 15-8 De La Hoya is massive value in such a close contest. And don't rule out a draw this is Las Vegas after all.
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Knock him out the ring Golden Boy. I can't wait until Mayweather is bleeding profuseley from his mouth and a cut over his eye. The guy is a trash talker and needs to be shut up. That left hook of DLH is a lethal weapon. Power punches will determine the outcome.

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I will change my opinion... I thought Mayweather would dominate but looking how much Golden boy is in shape like he was in his early career days I think it will be a better fight. Also its a small ring.

This is about matchups... De la hoya has to change his style not to be so flat footed and box. If he does that it will go the distance. Mayweather should still win on points but I cant really see him knocking De La Hoya out if he reverts to his golden boy ways. If its the De La Hoya of the past few years Mayweather can knock him out or win a unanimous decision. It depends on what De La Hoya shows up. Mayweather must establish his jab and dont depend on De La Hoya to initiate. If De La Hoya is agressive Mayweather will tortue him with his speed and countering. If De La Hoya comes out with latino heat he surely may get to Mayweather sometimes but the punishment he will eat will be incredible....

Mayweather in a unanimous decision.
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I'm gona watch the fight, is anyone else?
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:41 AM   #23
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This Fight Was Overated..

I'm dissapointed.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:43 AM   #24
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What happened?..who won?..and how?
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Mayweather by SD.
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One Man who thought DLH won was. Floyd Mayweather Sr., the estranged father of the undefeated champion and the former trainer of De La Hoya.

"I thought Oscar won the fight on points, threw more punches and was more aggressive," said the senior Mayweather, who munched popcorn as he watched the fight from a $2,000 ringside seat given to him by De La Hoya. "My son had good defense and caught a lot of his punches, but I still thought Oscar pressed enough to win the fight."
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