Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya are looking to renew acquaintances - and fatten their wallets.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES punches up news that both boxers are nearing a deal to meet in a rematch of their 2007 bout. As negotiations continue, a spokesman for Oscar’s Golden Boy Promotions says the fight will be held in September - possibly returning to the MGM in Vegas, or at the Home Depot Center in L.A. (Guess Dodger Stadium will have to wait.)
For De La Hoya & Mayweather, it’s a matter of pride - and pay-per-view buys. Over 2.4 million consumers ponied up to see Floyd top Oscar in a split decision.
We fondly remember viewing the May melee in the comfort of a haggard Hermosa Beach watering hole.
Our take - even though we didn’t pay for it, we wanted our money back. Nothing like 15 rounds of staredowns & ginger glove-touching, with the occasional connection every third round. Good thing the bar was well-stocked.
There was more liveliness in Mayweather’s pre-bout sombrero.
But the sequel promises to be another big one - so big, that De La Hoya’s corner says he’s not going to fight until then. That shouldn’t be so hard, as he hasn’t fought since the Mayweather loss.
To spice up the stakes even more, the match could be a non-title bout, if the boxers enter the bout in different weight classes. Wow.
The only real excitement would be to see what attire Oscar wears to the ring.
Maybe this little ensemble?