De La Hoya: If I Was 28, 29 - I'd Have KO'd Mayweather's Ass!

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is confident that he would have beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. - if the two of them had fought a few years earlier.

They collided in 2007, when De La Hoya was 34-years-old and Mayweather was 30, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, moving up for the first time to the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds, won a close twelve round split decision.


Their bout broke all sorts of financial records - including a record breaking pay-per-view buyrate - that was eventually broken by Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

A rematch was planned, but never happened when Mayweather unexpectedly announced a very brief retirement.

Despite their animosity, De La Hoya's company would go on to co-promote Mayweather's fights until 2014.

According to De La Hoya, he was way past his best when they finally met in the ring. He feels strongly that we would have seen a much different outcome had they collided years earlier.

"It's no secret that I fought Floyd when I was over the hill, past my prime," De La Hoya told TMZ ... "If I was about 28 or 29 years old, I would have knocked that ass out easy."

And De La Hoya may have been past his best when he met Mayweather. He retired the following year, when he was battered and stopped by Manny Pacquiao - who was a massive underdog when he entered the ring.

Former three division world champion Shane Mosley, who split two fights with a prime De La Hoya and then lost a twelve round decision to Mayweather several years later, says De La Hoya was the better fighter and would have beaten Mayweather if they had fought in their primes.

“In his prime, definitely I would say Oscar was better,” Mosley said to Yahoo Sports. “He was more physical and faster, and he had more punching power.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dibzvincent143 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=el***;19072687]Floyd was in his 30s when he fought all 3 of those guys. He wasnt prime either, he just had better longevity than those guys. He also weighed less on fight night than all 3 of them, including pac, who…

Comment by elfag on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=dibzvincent143;19071966]Please find a quote where I said Oscar would win. I said he would have done better. And for him to believe he would win had it happened earlier is understandable since he managed to win 4 rounds later. Sucks…

Comment by JWHardin on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=TJ highway;19071683]I base DLH vs Floyd on the first and only which I believe the Golden Boy won.[/QUOTE] Please, it wasn't that close. I can remember about 3 rounds where DLH didnt land a punch. Whatever. Answer the question about…

Comment by Mr. EBT 97K on 09-04-2018

I agree with Hoya. I mean, he did beat Floyd but got robbed. I believe him; he’d definitely ko Floyd if he was younger.

Comment by dibzvincent143 on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=el***;19071933]Floyd only fights as hard as you make him. Floyd might have to work harder with a younger and faster Oscar but his style is still the same and Oscar still gasses in the late rounds. He is never outboxing…

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