Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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2007-05-05 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 150 lbs beat Oscar De La Hoya 154 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Kenny Bayless
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 116-112
- Judge: Jerry Roth 115-113
- Judge: Tom Kaczmarek 113-115
- World Boxing Council Super Welterweight Title (1st defense by De La Hoya)
- Weights: De La Hoya 154 lbs, Mayweather 150 lbs
- Aired on: HBO Pay-Per-View
- Commission: Nevada State Athletic Commission
- Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
- Announcer: Michael Buffer
- De La Hoya selected Freddie Roach as his trainer for this bout instead of Floyd Mayweather Sr..
- Mayweather made his debut at junior middleweight.
- 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.
- After PPV percentages were included, De La Hoya made $52 million and Mayweather $25 million. (The biggest payday in boxing history for two fighters in one bout.)
- Tickets sold out in three hours making a live gate record of over $19 million.
- Tickets were priced at $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $350 and $150 and went on sale on January 27th at 10am PT.
- Broke all pay-per-view records at 2.4 million buys and $134.4 million in domestic revenue.
- The bout made $165 million in total gross revenue making it the richest fight ever.
- 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 belt.
- 2007 Ring Magazine Event of the Year
- Celebrities in attendance included: Wesley Snipes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, P. Diddy, Magic Johnson, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Will Ferrell.