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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, Matthew McConaghey, Jim Carrey, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and several cast members of the HBO show 'The Wire'.
- Both the Associated Press and Dan Rafael of ESPN scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Mayweather.