#1 Posted on 7.5.06 1943.26 Reposted on: 7.5.13 1959.01
Holy crap that was FANTASTIC. I like Mayorga, but I was glad to see Oscar shut his punk-ass up. Now we'll have to see if they can work out a deal to fight Floyd Jr. or if Oscar will retire. (I hope he chooses the latter, as Floyd would carve Oscar up, I think.)
It's also a GREAT six weeks of boxing. (Actually we're in about the middle of ten or so great weeks in a row, especially Wladimir's destruction of Chris Byrd, whcih was awesome.)
5/13 - HBO - Hatton-Collazo for Collazo's 147-lb. belt PLUS the De La Hoya-Mayorga replay 5/20 - HBO - Barrera-Juarez for Barrera's 130-lb. belt (s?) and the always entertaining Jorge Barrios 5/27 - HBO - Jhonny Gonzalez-Fernando Montiel for a 115-lb. belt AND two undefeated guys going at it on the undercard 6/3 - SHO - Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo III (enough said) 6/10 - PPV - Antonio Tarver-Bernanrd Hopkins for Tarver's 175-lb. Ring Magazine championship 6/17 - HBO - Jermain Taylor-Winky Wright for Taylor's RING Magazine 160-lb. championship 6/24 - HBO - US Heavyweight (sort of) contender Calvin Brock-Timor Ibragimov plus Dan Rafael's "Love Child" Joel Julio
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#2 Posted on 7.5.06 2108.30 Reposted on: 7.5.13 2110.02
I was surprised to see Oscar get up. After the last few fights he had and 20 months off I figured he was kidding himself. Floyd Sr basically said Oscar V Floyd Jr won't happen if he has anything to say about it. This pretty much sums up Oscar's choices (sports.yahoo.com)
#4 Posted on 8.5.06 1737.03 Reposted on: 8.5.13 1737.10
Awesome awesome fight, indeed. Going into it, I was rooting for Oscar to win, but I didnt think he would.
I wish Mayorga spoke english, because I would really like to hear his thoughts on Oscar and the fight now word for word, instead of having to read a paraphrased summary of whatever he ends up saying like I'm sure I'll have to settle for.
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