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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Light Middleweight Title''' (1st defense of De La Hoya)
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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Super Welterweight Title''' (1st defense by De La Hoya)
 
*'''Aired On:''' [[HBO Pay-Per-View]]
 
*'''Aired On:''' [[HBO Pay-Per-View]]
 
*'''Commission:''' [[Nevada State Athletic Commission]]
 
*'''Commission:''' [[Nevada State Athletic Commission]]
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
[[Image:Dlhpbf poster.jpg|200px|right|Poster]]
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*De La Hoya selected [[Freddie Roach]] as his trainer for this bout instead of [[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Mayweather Sr.]], who had been his trainer since 2000. Mayweather demanded $2 million to train De La Hoya, while Roach agreed to do it for $1.3 million. De La Hoya also said he was uncomfortable with Mayweather's family situation, even though Senior and Junior had been estranged for several years. "It was a very touchy subject," De La Hoya said. "I have utmost respect for Floyd Sr. I always listened to what he had to say when he trained me. I was his student and we worked great together. When I was making my decision, at first, I said, 'Yes, he is going to train me and he can do it.' But after thinking for days and weeks and months, I said to myself, 'This is his son. Is he going to be as passionate as I am in the gym?'"
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[[File:Mayweather-De La Hoya 2007.jpg|right|275px]]
*Mayweather made his debut at junior middleweight.
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[[File:Mayweather-De La Hoya 05-05-07.jpg|right|275px]]
*Judge Jerry Roth scored the last round for Mayweather, the only judge to do so. Had he scored the twelfth for De La Hoya, the fight would have been a draw.
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[[File:Mayweather-De La Hoya IAin7bpQc76l.jpg|right|275px]]
*After pay-per-view percentages were included, De La Hoya made $52 million and Mayweather made $25 million. (The biggest payday in boxing history for two fighters in one bout.)
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*[[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Mayweather Sr.]], who had been De La Hoya's trainer since 2000, demanded $2 million to train De La Hoya for this fight. "If they want me to work against my son, then they're going to have to pay me," Mayweather Sr. told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "My son and I, no matter what's gone down between us, he's still my blood. Hey, I'd work for Oscar if the deal is right, because that's my job and boxing is just a sport." Mayweather Sr. said he was offered a $500,000 guarantee and $500,000 if De La Hoya won, which he called insulting.
*Tickets sold out in three hours making a live gate record of over $19 million.
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*De La Hoya hired [[Freddie Roach]] to train him for the Mayweather fight [[Floyd Mayweather|Floyd Mayweather Sr.]] and paid him a flat fee of $1.3 million. However, De La Hoya said Mayweather Sr.'s financial demand was not a factor in his decision. "It had no impact whatsoever," he said. De La Hoya said he was uncomfortable with Mayweather Sr.'s family situation, even though Senior and Junior had been estranged for several years. "It was a very touchy subject," De La Hoya said. "When I was making my decision, at first, I said, 'Yes, he is going to train me and he can do it.' But after thinking for days and weeks and months, I said to myself, 'This is his son. Is he going to be as passionate as I am in the gym?' I want to knock this guy out. I asked myself all these questions. How am I going to feel in the gym? Will it feel awkward? I didn't want to feel distracted, like, 'Wow, here's the father training me to beat up his son.' I finally figured we have to get someone else. I think it turned out better for everyone, including Floyd Sr."
*Tickets were priced at $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $350, and $150 and went on sale on January 27th at 10 a.m. PT.
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*This was De La Hoya's only fight with Roach. He later said, "Freddie Roach didn’t train me properly. I went into the Mayweather fight as a one-dimensional fighter."
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*[[HBO]]’s Emmy-Award-winning reality series [[HBO 24/7|24/7]] started with Mayweather vs. De La Hoya.  
 
*A special ticket stock was produced for the fight.
 
*A special ticket stock was produced for the fight.
*Broke all pay-per-view records at 2.45 million buys and $136,853,700 million in domestic revenue.
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*Tickets were priced at $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $350 and $150. They went on sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m. PST and sold out in three hours.
*The bout made $165 million in total gross revenue making it the richest fight ever.
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*The gross gate was a then-record $18,419,200. It broke the previous record of $16,860,300 set by [[Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield (2nd meeting)|Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II]] in 1999.
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*The fight generated a record 2.45 million pay-per-view buys and a then-record $136,853,700 in domestic revenue.
 
*De La Hoya became the all-time leader in pay-per-view sales with 12.8 million buys.  
 
*De La Hoya became the all-time leader in pay-per-view sales with 12.8 million buys.  
*Mayweather vacated the belt shortly after the fight, thus keeping his WBC welterweight title.
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*After pay-per-view percentages were included, De La Hoya made $52 million and Mayweather made $25 million. This was the biggest payday in boxing history for two fighters in one fight.
*Named the 2007 [[Ring Magazine Event of the Year]].
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*The fight made $165 million in total gross revenue, making it the richest fight ever.
*Celebrities in attendance included Wesley Snipes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, P. Diddy, Magic Johnson, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and several cast members from the HBO show "The Wire".
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*Celebrities in attendance included Mary J. Blige, Jim Carrey, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Ferrell, Magic Johnson, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Tobey Maguire, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Nicholson, Wesley Snipes, Usher and several cast members from the HBO show The Wire.
*Both the Associated Press and ESPN's Dan Rafael scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Mayweather.
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*Mayweather Sr. watched the fight from a $2,000 ringside seat, which was purchased for him by De La Hoya.
*"I thought Oscar won the fight on points, threw more punches and was more aggressive," Floyd Mayweather Sr. said after the fight. “My son had good defense and caught a lot of punches but Oscar pressed enough to win the fight." Mayweather Sr. watched the fight from a $2,000 ringside seat, which was purchased for him by De La Hoya.[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qWpPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yyUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4844,1521355&dq=mayweather+de+la+hoya+sr+won&hl=en]
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*Mayweather, the [[WBC]] welterweight champion, was making his debut at 154 pounds.
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*De La Hoya had not fought in 12 months and had fought just once in the previous 20 months.
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*Mayweather was a 2-1 favorite when the fight was made, but a lot of money poured in on De La Hoya and Mayweather was a 3-2 underdog by fight time.
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*The Associated Press reported:
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:De La Hoya was the aggressor throughout the fight, and he managed to get through Mayweather's defenses in the early rounds as Mayweather moved away and counterpunched without great effect. Every time Mayweather went near the ropes, De La Hoya tried to trap him there and land a flurry of punches to the body and head. De La Hoya wanted to get Mayweather into a brawl, but he was having no part of it, content to pick his spots and land counterpunches. In the fifth round, however, the fight seemed to shift into a different gear as Mayweather stood his ground and landed some hard combinations to the head. "He's getting tired. He's getting tired," Mayweather's trainer and uncle, [[Roger Mayweather]], told his fighter after the round....Mayweather said before the fight that De La Hoya would fade as the fight went on, and it seemed as though he did. Two judges gave Mayweather four of the last five rounds, making the difference in what turned out to be a closely scored fight.
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*The pro-De La Hoya crowd booed the split decision in favor of Mayweather.
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*Judge Jerry Roth scored the last round for Mayweather, the only judge to do so. Had he scored the 12th for De La Hoya, the fight would have been a draw.
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*Both the Associated Press and [[Dan Rafael]] of [[ESPN]] scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Mayweather. Rafael wrote, "There were some close rounds, but Mayweather was the clear winner."
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*Shortly after the fight, Mayweather chose to vacate the WBC super welterweight title and keep the WBC welterweight title.
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*The fight was named the 2007 [[Ring Magazine Event of the Year|Event of the Year]] by [[The Ring Magazine]].
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==Post Fight Comments==
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*"It was masterpiece of boxing. I showed you why I am the best fighter of this era." - Floyd Mayweather
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*"I felt I won the fight. I landed the harder, crisper punches. I felt when I landed my punches, I could see I was hurting him. I was pressing the fight and if I hadn't pressed the fight, there would be no fight. I'm a champion and you have to do more than that to beat a champion." - Oscar De La Hoya
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*"I thought Oscar won the fight on points, threw more punches and was more aggressive. My son had good defense and caught a lot of punches but Oscar pressed enough to win the fight." - Floyd Mayweather Sr.  
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==Articles==
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*[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2738401 "Mayweather Sr. wants $2M to train against his son" ESPN.com, January 21, 2007]
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*[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2748418 "Roach will train De La Hoya for fight" ESPN.com, January 30, 2007]
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*[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/columns/story?id=2857625 "Roach the newest face to appear in Oscar's corner" ESPN.com, May 5, 2007]
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*[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2861780 "Mayweather wins split decision over De La Hoya" ESPN.com, May 6, 2007]
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*[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2861824 "Mayweather: 'I am the best fighter of this era'" ESPN.com, May 6, 2007]
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*[http://philboxing.com/news/story-21236.html "De La Hoya-Pacquiao and the Business of Boxing" PhilBoxing.com, December 19, 2008]

Latest revision as of 00:12, 11 May 2014

CompuBox Punch Stats
Total Punches De La Hoya Mayweather
Landed 122 207
Thrown 587 481
Pct. 21% 43%
Power Punches De La Hoya Mayweather
Landed 82 138
Thrown 341 241
Pct. 24% 57%

2007-05-05 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 150 lbs beat Oscar De La Hoya 154 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Notes

Poster
Mayweather-De La Hoya 2007.jpg
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  • Floyd Mayweather Sr., who had been De La Hoya's trainer since 2000, demanded $2 million to train De La Hoya for this fight. "If they want me to work against my son, then they're going to have to pay me," Mayweather Sr. told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "My son and I, no matter what's gone down between us, he's still my blood. Hey, I'd work for Oscar if the deal is right, because that's my job and boxing is just a sport." Mayweather Sr. said he was offered a $500,000 guarantee and $500,000 if De La Hoya won, which he called insulting.
  • De La Hoya hired Freddie Roach to train him for the Mayweather fight Floyd Mayweather Sr. and paid him a flat fee of $1.3 million. However, De La Hoya said Mayweather Sr.'s financial demand was not a factor in his decision. "It had no impact whatsoever," he said. De La Hoya said he was uncomfortable with Mayweather Sr.'s family situation, even though Senior and Junior had been estranged for several years. "It was a very touchy subject," De La Hoya said. "When I was making my decision, at first, I said, 'Yes, he is going to train me and he can do it.' But after thinking for days and weeks and months, I said to myself, 'This is his son. Is he going to be as passionate as I am in the gym?' I want to knock this guy out. I asked myself all these questions. How am I going to feel in the gym? Will it feel awkward? I didn't want to feel distracted, like, 'Wow, here's the father training me to beat up his son.' I finally figured we have to get someone else. I think it turned out better for everyone, including Floyd Sr."
  • This was De La Hoya's only fight with Roach. He later said, "Freddie Roach didn’t train me properly. I went into the Mayweather fight as a one-dimensional fighter."
  • HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning reality series 24/7 started with Mayweather vs. De La Hoya.
  • A special ticket stock was produced for the fight.
  • Tickets were priced at $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $350 and $150. They went on sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m. PST and sold out in three hours.
  • The gross gate was a then-record $18,419,200. It broke the previous record of $16,860,300 set by Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II in 1999.
  • The fight generated a record 2.45 million pay-per-view buys and a then-record $136,853,700 in domestic revenue.
  • De La Hoya became the all-time leader in pay-per-view sales with 12.8 million buys.
  • After pay-per-view percentages were included, De La Hoya made $52 million and Mayweather made $25 million. This was the biggest payday in boxing history for two fighters in one fight.
  • The fight made $165 million in total gross revenue, making it the richest fight ever.
  • Celebrities in attendance included Mary J. Blige, Jim Carrey, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Ferrell, Magic Johnson, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Tobey Maguire, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Nicholson, Wesley Snipes, Usher and several cast members from the HBO show The Wire.
  • Mayweather Sr. watched the fight from a $2,000 ringside seat, which was purchased for him by De La Hoya.
  • Mayweather, the WBC welterweight champion, was making his debut at 154 pounds.
  • De La Hoya had not fought in 12 months and had fought just once in the previous 20 months.
  • Mayweather was a 2-1 favorite when the fight was made, but a lot of money poured in on De La Hoya and Mayweather was a 3-2 underdog by fight time.
  • The Associated Press reported:
De La Hoya was the aggressor throughout the fight, and he managed to get through Mayweather's defenses in the early rounds as Mayweather moved away and counterpunched without great effect. Every time Mayweather went near the ropes, De La Hoya tried to trap him there and land a flurry of punches to the body and head. De La Hoya wanted to get Mayweather into a brawl, but he was having no part of it, content to pick his spots and land counterpunches. In the fifth round, however, the fight seemed to shift into a different gear as Mayweather stood his ground and landed some hard combinations to the head. "He's getting tired. He's getting tired," Mayweather's trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, told his fighter after the round....Mayweather said before the fight that De La Hoya would fade as the fight went on, and it seemed as though he did. Two judges gave Mayweather four of the last five rounds, making the difference in what turned out to be a closely scored fight.
  • The pro-De La Hoya crowd booed the split decision in favor of Mayweather.
  • Judge Jerry Roth scored the last round for Mayweather, the only judge to do so. Had he scored the 12th for De La Hoya, the fight would have been a draw.
  • Both the Associated Press and Dan Rafael of ESPN scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Mayweather. Rafael wrote, "There were some close rounds, but Mayweather was the clear winner."
  • Shortly after the fight, Mayweather chose to vacate the WBC super welterweight title and keep the WBC welterweight title.
  • The fight was named the 2007 Event of the Year by The Ring Magazine.

Post Fight Comments

  • "It was masterpiece of boxing. I showed you why I am the best fighter of this era." - Floyd Mayweather
  • "I felt I won the fight. I landed the harder, crisper punches. I felt when I landed my punches, I could see I was hurting him. I was pressing the fight and if I hadn't pressed the fight, there would be no fight. I'm a champion and you have to do more than that to beat a champion." - Oscar De La Hoya
  • "I thought Oscar won the fight on points, threw more punches and was more aggressive. My son had good defense and caught a lot of punches but Oscar pressed enough to win the fight." - Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Articles