24
Oct
2018

Floyd Mayweather lists 10 reasons why he was better than rival Oscar De La Hoya

Mayweather v De La Hoya 11/01/2018

Floyd Mayweather pulls no punches when discussing any of his former rivals but always saves a little extra when it comes to Oscar De La Hoya.

The former pound for pound king, currently sitting pretty on 50-0 in retirement, defeated De La Hoya in a May 2007 super-fight at the MGM Grand.

Prior to and since then, relationships between the pair haven’t always been great – despite the fact they worked together during the latter period of Mayweather’s career.

Once the parted ways, and on the back of Mayweather also beating Canelo Alvarez (Golden Boy’s star man), things have gone considerably downhill between the promoters.

In an interview with his one and only source, FightHype.com, Mayweather took it upon himself to list ten reasons why he was better the De La Hoya in every way.

“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 to Ben Thompson

“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 seems happy enough now that his record has landed on an even number, ruling out rematches with Conor McGregor or Manny Pacquiao in recent times.

A big money move to UFC, which seems unfathomable for Floyd, was also dismissed as it finally seems like Mayweather is ready to take a backseat to trading punches.

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