Oscar De La Hoya: I Would Have Knocked Out Floyd Mayweather In My Prime

The bad blood between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya appears to not be over.

Now promoters, but once they were both highly successful boxers who fought each other back in 2007 in a fight that set financial records at the time. In that 2007 pay-per-view fight, Mayweather won the WBC junior middleweight title by the narrowest of margins in a split decision.

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More than 10 years later, De La Hoya is still talking about that fight. The man nicknamed "Golden Boy" spoke with TMZ and said had he been younger and in his prime, he would have knocked out Mayweather.

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

At the time of the fight, De La Hoya was 34 years old while Mayweather had turned 30 years old just three months prior. De La Hoya would continue fighting for one year, retiring after losing to Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya retired with a win-loss record of 39-6 and winning a world title in five weight classes. Since then, De La Hoya has focused his time working as a promoter and operating as the chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

Mayweather would continue fighting until 2015 and then came back to fight one more time in 2017 when he defeated Conor McGregor to win his 50th professional fight. Mayweather is also a promoter, creating Mayweather Promotions in 2007.

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