Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oh What A Fight!!!

I’m absolutely thrilled that the "Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya, is going to defend his junior middleweight championship on May 5, 2007 against “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr. the welterweight champion and pound-for-pound king of boxing. This fight has the makings to be one of the all-time best. The early talk is that the fight will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but no matter where they square off it will bring two of the best boxers on the last decade into the ring to battle each other.

Mayweather (37-0, 24 KOs) fresh off of his dominating win over Carlos Baldomir is a boxing prodigy. If ever you could call someone in sports the ‘Tiger Woods of….” it makes perfect sense with Floyd. He was born into a boxing family and raised to be a boxer. I’ve watched him fight over a dozen times now and have never been disappointed. Even though he’s just 29 years old he is saying that this will be his last fight…what a way to go out.

De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KOs) beat up on Ricardo Mayorga earlier this year with a decisive TKO in the 6th Round. I honestly thought that might be it for Oscar…but one more shot to stamp his name on boxing is too enticing to keep him away.

The Golden Boy is actually trained by Floyd Mayweather, Sr. making this fight even more interesting. Senior and Junior don’t speak to one another…Junior is trained by his uncle Roger Mayweather and friend Leonard Ellerbee. The subplot of whether or not Senior will coach Oscar to beat his son is thicker than you could believe.

I hope this fight gives us 12 rounds of perfect boxing…and it comes down to who worked harder in the ring. I also hope that Mayweather, Sr. stays out of this fight…no need for him to train De La Hoya against his own flesh and blood.


At 11/14/2006 4:20 PM, Anonymous Pat said...

I want Mayweather Sr. to train Oscar is will add a great extra sub plot. But none the less this is a fight for the ages which I cannot wait to see. Thank god there still a few boxer reamin in the world that acutally believe in fighting the best competition. And as always credit to Oscar for time and time again fighting the best the sport has to offer. It will be his toughest fight ever (even more so than Hopkins).

At 11/16/2006 4:22 PM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

Floyd Mayweather, Sr. will be in De La Hoya's corner for the fight and words have already been flying between father and son...should be interesting.


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