BOXING: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather: The World Awaits
|Promotion:||Golden Boy Promotions|
|Date:||May 5, 2007|
|Venue:||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|City:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
Floyd Mayweather (-185)
|Oscar De La Hoya||vs.||Floyd Mayweather|
|60.00%||Bet on Combat %||40.00%|
|Floyd Mayweather - Straight Bet|
Mayweather Jr. won by split decision over De La Hoya in 12 rounds, capturing the World Boxing Council (WBC) light middleweight title.
Saturdays Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather fight was close. As a split decision, it was the closest Mayweather has ever come to losing in his career. Before saturday night, he had won every single one of his fights by either unanimous decision or knockout. Floyd Mayweather Jr. had just defeated Oscar De La Hoya in their superwelterweight title bout in a split decision Saturday night when a controversy threatened to delay, if not upend, his victory.