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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 3, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have plenty at stake when he fights Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday. Not only will Mayweather risk his unofficial title as the world's best pound-for-pound boxer, he'll also be fighting for his legacy, still a work in progress based on his lack of wins over big-name fighters. There's no bigger name in boxing than De La Hoya.
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February 28, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
The third of 11 stops on the promotional tour was over. Sure, "The World Awaits" Oscar De La Hoya's fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5 in Las Vegas. But at the moment, De La Hoya was awaiting dinner. The boxers, hoping to boost the pay-per-view TV audience for the sold-out fight, had just completed a rousing appearance in front of about 3,000 commuters last week at Union Station in Washington, D.C., when they were pointed to a nearby restaurant. De La Hoya ordered salmon.
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February 1, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Floyd Mayweather Sr., replaced as Oscar De La Hoya's trainer a day earlier, said Wednesday that his $2-million demand to prepare De La Hoya to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. was legitimate, not excessive. "Oscar told me he wasn't going to pay it," Mayweather said. "I told him, 'Find someone else, have a good day.' If you want me to help you destroy my son, you're going to pay me. And pay me well." Mayweather Sr.
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December 21, 2006 | Lance Pugmire
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas beat out Staples Center and will play host to the May 5 boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr., officials announced Wednesday. Representatives of MGM and De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions declined to disclose terms of the deal, but Golden Boy Chief Executive Richard Schaefer said MGM's ability to charge $350 to $2,000 for nearly 16,000 tickets that will begin being sold next month eased De La Hoya's decision to fight outside his hometown.
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November 14, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached an agreement Monday to square off in May in a blockbuster fight that will earn De La Hoya in excess of $25 million and Mayweather between $10 and $12 million. The two finalists to play host to the fight, which will be held May 5, are Staples Center and Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel, according to Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions, De La Hoya's company.
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November 4, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
If you think World Boxing Council welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir will successfully defend his title against Floyd Mayweather tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the odds are: A.) You're from Argentina. B.) You like to bet on underdogs. C.) You've never seen Mayweather fight. D.) You don't know much about boxing. Emanuel Steward, one of the most respected trainers in boxing, is none of the above.
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November 4, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
If it weren't for Nate Jones, it would be tempting to dismiss Floyd Mayweather as just another loud-mouthed, pampered, super-macho professional boxer. Mayweather gets points this fight week for knowing it was time for primping and promoting tonight's WBC welterweight title fight against Carlos Baldomir of Argentina at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He knows there are two measures of a fighter -- winning, and home pay-per-view buys.
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June 21, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Oscar De La Hoya will announce today that he will not fight Sept. 16 against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as planned, according to sources, but is apparently not ready to announce his retirement. De La Hoya has been undecided about his future since he stopped Ricardo Mayorga in the sixth round last month to win the World Boxing Council light-middleweight title.
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