Apr 30

The World Awaits De La Hoya vs Mayweather

Some girls are not into sports too much. Unlike those who frequent spas or beauty parlors, I enjoy sports. I play badminton, volleyball, and enjoy a swimming workout. One thing that I also enjoy watching are boxing matches. One of the most awaited matches coming soon is the De La Hoya versus Mayweather bout. At stake is Mayweather’s WBC Welterweight Championship. This is a rematch following the exciting fight between the two boxing champs last May 7, 2007. It was one of the most lucrative boxing matches ever with over $120 million generated revenue. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. won by a split decision over Oscar de la Hoya in 12 rounds, capturing the WBC Light Middleweight title.

On September 20, 2008, the world awaits the rematch between two talented boxers. Unlike the previous match, it will be contracted for 147 lbs. or the welterweight limit. The first fight was contracted at light middleweight or 154 lbs. Before this highly-anticipated fight, De la Hoya is scheduled to fight Stephen Forbes as a tune-up on May 3, 2008. Just a bit of trivia for everyone, De la Hoya’s trainer for the tune-up fight is Floyd Mayweather, Sr. — Floyd, Jr’s father.

For boxing fans out there, now is a good time to get your Mayweather vs De La Hoya tickets reserved. Waiting for the last minute may find you crawling or begging all over for your tickets. The real thing is no match for Pay-Per-View. I’m partial to De la Hoya and I’m betting that he can’t wait to get revenge for the split decision win of Mayweather in May 2007.

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