yeah, i personally though Mayweather had a better technical match and should have won unanimously. Good match from a technical standpoint, but whenever a guy fights a defensesive fight(mayweather) it doesn't make for the most entertaining fight to watch.
Floyd demonstrated the great little man can in fact beat the good big man. This should have been a clear unanimous decision for Floyd. The one judge was on crack. Floyd landed the the cleaner, more effective blows consistently. De La Hoya's flurries with Floyd on the ropes may have drew cheers from the pro De La Hoya crowd, but the punches were largely ineffective. Props to Floyd on a great performance.
De La Hoya was the most active, but in almost all of the rounds Mayweather had the most punches landed, most power punches landed, best accuracy...
I had it at 116-112 Mayweather, but it could have been 117-111 as well because the last round was pretty even.
I agree on the classless part though. Sombrero, Mexican colors?! Little childish if you ask me, and that's in part why the crowd was behind Oscar.
Mayweather is just damn too fast.
Agreed on all accounts. The judge who had it scored 115-113 De La Hoya was senile. By the end of round 8 Maywheather had it in the bag. All those flurries by De La Hoya were useless, especially the bodyshots where he couldn't even land them cleanly and eevryone was going crazy. His left jab was good but even then it was highly overrated. Everyone was way biased in favour of Oscar and it reflected in the judge's scoring.
This fight sure did not live up to the hype. It was said to be the fight of the century... I personally was very disappointed, and I'm glad I didn't have to pay 55 bucks to see this on PPV. Mayweather deserved to win unanimously as he landed way more punches, and looked in total control the whole way - although the crowd made it sound as though Oscar was right in it by cheering everytime he would throw some punches, eventhough many of them did not connect most of the time.
... so disappointed in the outcome of the fight... i thought oscar could impose his size on floyd after that second round but he never really gainned enough momentum from that point on... overall it was a good but not very good fight... mayweather deserved the decision... if oscar had won the fight it would have been a great fight as it would have been more action packed bout... mayweather fought his fight and out-boxed de la hoya... he did what de la hoya did to trinidad to mayweather... don't think there is any real need of a rematch oscar's not getting any younger... there are some guys for mayweather to fight... if hatton continues his role maybe that could be a good bout... anyhow made for a decent night.
The fight was a snooze fest, for me anyways...I thought that Mayweather Sr's interview before the match and the fact that Mayweather Sr. was sitting in a seat Delahoya gave him was pretty funny. Anyone catch that line from Sr."Well, you know, let me say it like this...blood is thicker then mud" When asked who he was rooting for. I nearly fell off the couch laughing.