MGM Grand, Nevada, United States
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Who won Mayweather Jr vs Hoya?
Floyd Mayweather Jr beat Oscar De La Hoya by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th May 2007 at MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 113-115, 115-113 in favor of winner Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super welterweight championship of the world.
Mayweather Jr vs Hoya stats
Floyd Mayweather Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 37 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar De La Hoya made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hoya had advantage in power over Mayweather Jr, with a 79% knock out percentage over Mayweather Jr's 65%.
Floyd Mayweather Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 45 years old.
Hoya had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mayweather Jr. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr & Oscar De La Hoya fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mayweather Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 1996, 3 year and 10 months later than Hoya, whose first professional fight was in 1992. He had fought 89 more professional rounds, 397 to Hoya's 308.
Hoya's last 2 fights had come over a period of 17 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 years, 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Mayweather Jr vs Hoya start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Mayweather Jr vs Hoya?
Floyd Mayweather Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Oscar De La Hoya made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.