Floyd Mayweather gave 10 reasons why he is more complete and successful than his old foe Oscar De La Hoya.
The pair clashed a decade ago, when Mayweather won a split decision, capturing the WBC title on May 5, 2007.
With De La Hoya's belt on the line, Mayweather moved up in weight from 147 pounds to 154.
However, Mayweather was outweighed by more than 10 pounds on fight night, coming in at only 150 pounds.
The Mayweather-De La Hoya bout set the record for most PPV buys for a boxing match with 2.7 million households.
After the fight, Mayweather announced retirement, saying he had nothing left to prove in the boxing world, just to come back two months later to face Ricky Hatton.
It looks like these two guys just dislike each other. De La Hoya seems not to like the personality Mayweather possesses, whilst Mayweather, on the other hand, has something more to be mad about.
They both shared a mutual promoter Top Rank at a certain moment. According to "Money", they tended to favor De La Hoya at the time and did not market Floyd the correct way.
Speaking to FightHype.com, Mayweather gave 10 reasons why he was a better boxer than De La Hoya.
"They (Top Rank ) believed in Oscar De La Hoya. A guy who right now is so f****** jealous of me it’s a shame," Mayweather explained.
"He didn’t make more money than me, was never a better fighter than me. His offence wasn’t like mine. His defence wasn’t like mine. His chin wasn’t like mine. I’ve never been a quitter and will never be a quitter. I’ve got a great chin. I can fight on the outside. I can fight on the inside. I can counter punch and I can bang. I proved that.”
Mayweather's boxing career and numbers are undoubtedly more impressive. Anyway, he’s gone into promoting, a field where De La Hoya has already made quite a name.
He founded Golden Boy Promotions and is now representing a list of boxers, including elite names of champions like Canelo Alvarez, Jorge Linares, Sadam Ali, and Alberto Machado.
Mayweather founded Mayweather Promotions and is representing the likes of Gervonta Davis and Badou Jack.
Given the tension between Mayweather and De La Hoya, it is interesting whether they would be arranging fights with one another over the coming years.
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