Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya Vs. Floyd Mayweather

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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather

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De La Hoya vs. Mayweather: The World Awaits was a super welterweight superfight which took place on May 5, 2007, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada between six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KO) and undefeated four-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (37-0, 24 KO). At the time, the match was the most lucrative boxing match ever, with over $120 million in generated revenue.

Mayweather Jr. won by split decision over De La Hoya in 12 rounds, capturing the World Boxing Council (WBC) light middleweight title.

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The fight took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada under the promotion of Golden Boy Promotions. It was contested at 154 pounds, with De La Hoya defending his WBC light middleweight championship.

Tickets sold out three hours after they went on sale on Saturday, January 27, 2007. With the sellout, the bout generated over $19 million in live gate, beating the previous record of $16,860,300 set by the November 13, 1999, heavyweight championship rematch between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The fight was televised on HBO Pay-Per-View, with the cost to watch the fight at $55 in the U.S.

Mayweather won by a split decision in 12 tactically fought rounds, capturing the World Boxing Council (WBC) title though some saw the fight as being fairly one-sided on his behalf, while others thought De La Hoya deserved the nod.

Judges Jerry Roth...
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