De La Hoya: Mayweather-Pacquiao Happens, Floyd will Win

By Mark Vester

The President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, expects the mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take place. Twice the sides have negotiated and twice the negotiations fell through, but De La Hoya feels there is too much money involved for the fight not to happen. Pacquiao comes back on May 7 against Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather is dealing with a few legal issues before he resumes his boxing career.

"I believe that fight will take place," De La Hoya said to Reuters. "I believe Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao understand that it has to take place. They are the best fighters out there and I feel they both really want this fight to happen. When the time comes, people will enjoy a tremendous fight because styles make fights."

If Mayweather and Pacquiao lock up, De La Hoya is backing Floyd to win.

"I see Floyd Mayweather winning and I say that not only as an ex-fighter and a promoter but as a student of the game. I really love dissecting styles, studying styles and Mayweather has a style to beat anybody. He calculates his punches and his timing. When he is ready to punch with power, he always connects in the right place. There is a lot of thinking behind the strategy of winning a fight and Mayweather has to be the best at that," De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MRBOOMER on 03-03-2011

There's no telling who will win there's ****s to land on Floyd all the time and mannys the same but comparing fighters that they both beat some easier then the other one did don't matter it's not gonna tell you…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-03-2011

[QUOTE=madsweeney;10180808]Look back at punch stats, his jabs were crazy low but thats because he was pumping it to keep Clottey in his shell and to punch his gloves to create an opening. His power punches connected at a 34% connect…

Comment by SirTomJones on 03-03-2011

I always picked Floyd. As time goes by I lean towards Manny more. De La Hoya always picks against Manny.

Comment by QADASHBANYAH on 03-03-2011

[quote=jqside;10182578]but pac needs to take the test, right? Easy fight, easy money.[/quote] once again you guys act like children, of course its not any easy fight, if it was such an easy fight floyd wouldnt even train!!! Lol its to…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-03-2011

[QUOTE=burnzy1986;10180310]There is every possibilty thats De La Hoya is right and Mayweather can go on to beat Pac but if Mayweather thought that,they would have fought by now.[/QUOTE] I deleted the other rubbish, but in reply to the point above.....…

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