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Roberto Duran: ``De La Hoya has the stronger punch. Mayweather is not used to facing bigger men. [ Carlos] Baldomir didn't have the talent of De La Hoya and Mayweather couldn't finish him. If De La Hoya cuts him early, Mayweather is going to be limited. De La Hoya by decision.''

Angelo Dundee, Hall of Fame trainer of 15 world champions: ``This is a great fight and we are so grateful because boxing needs that shot in the arm. Mayweather has never fought a guy as big and talented as De La Hoya. The good big man almost always beats the good little man. I see it going the distance and De La Hoya winning convincingly.''

Hank Kaplan, Hall of Fame boxing historian: ``De La Hoya hasn't had enough activity to lick Mayweather. Boxing is a sport in which you need to be active and maintain your skills. Mayweather is too fast, has tremendous instincts and is a great counter-puncher. Mayweather wins by decision.''

Tommygunn, best boxing brain around: " De La Hoya to me look's so much bigger than lil floyd, this will tell if floyd trys to engage in a fight with the goldenboy and we'll see Oscar's big left hook end it, lil floyd has a chance if theres grease on his nike's and this would please my boy shane, but it wont and oscar will be to strong."

Glenn Johnson, former light-heavyweight champion: ``De La Hoya will do enough stuff from the outside. He is not a guy to rush in to prove a point. That's why he will use the jab, force Floyd to come inside and use his combinations. I see it going the distance with De La Hoya winning.''
Santos A. Perez of the Miami Herald.

Dino Duva, promoter at Duva Boxing: "Mayweather will win by decision. It's his time. He's proven he's clearly the best fighter in the world. De La Hoya can't keep fighting once every two years and maintain everything. And Mayweather is the total package."

Tommy Brooks, trainer of light heavyweight Shaun George: "Mayweather wins by knockout in eight. He has so much speed, and he's extremely strong. People don't realize how strong he is. He's a very strong young man. De La Hoya also has trouble handling guys with speed. And the way Mayweather uses angles along with that speed, De La Hoya is going to get crucified."

Yoel Judah, trainer and father of former undisputed welterweight champ Zab Judah: "De La Hoya will end it in nine. The key will be Oscar making Floyd fight. If Oscar can make Floyd fight, he'll knock him out. He's going to hurt Floyd; Floyd's not going to hurt him. De La Hoya's the bigger, stronger man who can punch."

Lou DiBella, promoter at DiBella Entertainment: "Mayweather by a hotly contested decision. De La Hoya is bigger and stronger. He will do more stalking. There's a bias these days against the boxer. ... So Oscar will get a lot of credit for being the bull to Mayweather's matador. But I like Mayweather's youth and speed."

Lou Duva, Hall of Fame trainer: "De La Hoya by 10th-round knockout. With Mayweather's father and uncle, it'll be chaos in the corner. And Mayweather has really gotten under Oscar's skin. I know Oscar very well ... he takes everything to heart."
by Franklin McNeil of the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
 

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The only one that has no chance of happening is what Tommy Brooks said. Being a trainer, he should know Floyd didn't have much power at 147. He thinks that he can all of a sudden have KO power at 154?
 

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Yea that guy is clearly a moron. I was just interested to see what some of the knowledgeable boxing vets thought.
 

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KNUCKLE UP said:
The only one that has no chance of happening is what Tommy Brooks said. Being a trainer, he should know Floyd didn't have much power at 147. He thinks that he can all of a sudden have KO power at 154?
brooks said floyd is strong which is correct, what he failed to say is he's not as strong as oscar so it will mean nothing.
 

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No it will mean something. I predict Floyd will come out much stronger than he has ever been.
 

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No it will mean something. I predict Floyd will come out much stronger than he has ever been.
thats impossible shane, he's not done the correct weight training for lightmiddle. he is only weighing 150 the week before the fight. this obviously means he's not worked on strengh much but mostly on speed. oscar is 158 the week before and looks massive compared to floyd.

IMHO oscar is looking like a middlweight just now and floyd still looks like a lightweight/ junior welter.
 

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Oscar is taller than Floyd for one thing. And Floyd only weighed 144 against Baldomir. That means he has put on muscle and has gotten bigger. Trust me, you know I follow the guy. He has bulked up and is looking bigger than he ever has. It is not impossible for Floyd to be stronger than he has ever been. It is actually highly likely.
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
Oscar is taller than Floyd for one thing. And Floyd only weighed 144 against Baldomir. That means he has put on muscle and has gotten bigger. Trust me, you know I follow the guy. He has bulked up and is looking bigger than he ever has. It is not impossible for Floyd to be stronger than he has ever been. It is actually highly likely.
floyd was weighing around 152 at the 36 day weighin before baldi though. he probably will be stronger but nowhere near as strong as oscar.
 

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True. All I'm saying is that he will be stronger than in his past. By no means do I mean stronger than Oscar. I've got a nice avatar lined up for you tommy!
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
True. All I'm saying is that he will be stronger than in his past. By no means do I mean stronger than Oscar. I've got a nice avatar lined up for you tommy!
what a pitty you wont get to use it. :p

you can keep it for a future fight. lol
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
You're right, I wont get to use it. I will have to let you use it!
how do you see the fight playin out dude?
 

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tommygunn said:
how do you see the fight playin out dude?
Well I see Oscar coming out gunning at Floyd. While Oscar is doing his thing Floyd will consistently land his shots and Oscar will land very few. Once we get to round 5 or 6 Floyd will start in with the straight right over and over again and duck out of Oscar's big punches. I see Floyd controlling 7 of the last 8 rounds on his way to a unanimous decision.

However, at some point in the fight I think Floyd will earn everyone's respect and seriously pound on Oscar! I really do think that with all bias put aside.
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
If you want my full fight prediction I have a round by rounder written up.
im doing one live in the results thread.
 

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During the fight? I wont be able to turn my head for a second.
yeah, between rounds.
 

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has nobody read the first post in this thread? :laugh:
 
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