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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 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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May 4, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't think much of Oscar De La Hoya's record as a boxer. He claims that the 10-time champion's career is tainted because "when he did get the best wins of his career, they were against guys he either forced to come up in weight, or who were at the very end of their careers," Mayweather recently told reporters.
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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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