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December 6, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
By defeating Oscar De La Hoya in a May split decision, Floyd Mayweather Jr. not only confirmed his stature as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, he won on a stage that drew a record 2.4 million pay-per-view buys.
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September 18, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
When ABC's series "Dancing With the Stars" begins Monday, one of the contestants will be Floyd Mayweather Jr., who also has a world welterweight boxing title and in December will fight former world junior-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton of England. "Floyd has his hands full, but he has lots of commitment and energy and he's doing great in practice," said his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Karina Smirnoff. "He has what it takes to walk away with the trophy."
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June 28, 2007 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement, a less-than-stunning revelation that catches absolutely no one by surprise. Coming off last month's victory over Oscar De La Hoya in the richest non-heavyweight fight ever, Mayweather has entered into negotiations with Ricky Hatton for a pay-per-view bout. Tentative date: Nov. 10. Logical site: Las Vegas. Biggest roadblock: Money.
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May 8, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
It took Floyd Mayweather Jr. 12 rounds Saturday night to defeat Oscar De La Hoya during a championship boxing match in Las Vegas. But YouTube users needed only a few hours to knock out HBO's plan for an exclusive rebroadcast Saturday of the pay-per-view fight. The original broadcast featured on HBO's pay-per-view channel was available later in the weekend on YouTube. Some of the fight action seemed to have been culled from a poor-quality foreign-language broadcast.
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May 6, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Well, the world still awaits. Maybe they can save the slogan for the next mega boxing match. In the minds of most of Saturday night's sellout crowd of 16,700 in the MGM Grand Garden, and probably in the view of millions of those watching on pay-per-view telecasts around the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s split-decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya was a bum deal.
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May 6, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
The younger, faster and more energetic Floyd Mayweather Jr. did what he said he would Saturday night, beating Oscar De La Hoya to the punch often enough to win a split-decision victory to claim his fifth world championship. Fighting in front of a celebrity-packed sellout crowd of 16,200 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather Jr.
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May 5, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
There is a bigger opportunity for Floyd Mayweather Jr. than just winning a boxing match here tonight. Right now, all that matters to him is whether he beats Oscar De La Hoya and, maybe, how. There is no other focus for Mayweather and his camp. This is a huge payday, a moment when he is at the center of the boxing universe, when the ego strokes just keep coming. Finding perspective in the midst of all this is like finding a needle in a haystack. For Mayweather, it has been nonstop.
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May 5, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
They barnstormed 11 of the country's major cities, dredged up family rifts, aimed scorn at each other, flashed cash and smiles on an HBO reality series and delivered a selling point that no real sports fan can ignore: the world's most popular fighter against the world's best pound-for-pound boxer. The injection of hype that tonight's super-welterweight title fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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May 4, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has adhered to the same story since his 2006 victory over Carlos Baldomir. He has one fight left: Saturday's super-welterweight title bout against Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand. "I have nothing left to prove," he said as recently as Tuesday. "I got enough money to live happy the rest of my life. You'll see. My eyes don't lie." A day later, Mayweather inserted a condition to his retirement-at-30 plan.
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