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WBC junior middleweight champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is already talking up a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya. In a recent interview with the Associated Press , Mayweather said a rematch with Oscar would be even better than the original because they can fight toe-to-toe. Following the split-decision win over De La Hoya on May 5 in Las Vegas, Mayweather announced his retirement, but vowed to return for a De La Hoya rematch. De La Hoya, 34, has indicated to the press that he is also thinking about retirement after losing three out of his last five fights.

"We had a good fight," Mayweather said. "I think that number two would be even better, because we can fight toe-to-toe. And I really have nothing else to prove in this sport. He wants to talk about part two, he can call me," Mayweather said. "I say there's pride involved. If he tells all you guys he won't come back and fight again, he'll come back and fight me again. That's it."

Bouts with names like Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito have been thrown around. Mayweather is not interested in any fight, other than a De La Hoya rematch.

Why return only for De La Hoya? Well, HBO recently announced that the De La Hoya-Mayweather pay-per-view did a buyrate record of 2.15 million buys. According to Floyd, the success of the De La Hoya bout will make him between $25 million to $30 million on the fight. More than enough reason to stage a rematch.

"You've got to be business minded," Mayweather said. "Nobody knows Margarito. He's not a draw, so I can't fight anybody like that. Two fighters have to be on a certain plateau to meet up for a fight like this."

Ross Greenburg, the head of HBO Sports, told the AP that he does not think Mayweather will retire.

"It's just starting for him. I think he's teasing all of us," Greenburg said. "You're not in the prime like he is, in life and in the ring, and go on vacation for five years. He'll get itchy. He has a flood of opponents. I mean, line 'em up."
 

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PBF is just trying to make the new fight interesting.. we all know if he stood toe-to-toe with Oscar he would get his ass handed to him.
 

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Brutus said:
Ive got 4 words about that toe-to-toe action.... NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
i garantee that if mayweather fought toe to toe with de la hoya he'd lose so there's no way that pbf is going to go toe to toe with golden boy if there's a rematch of course
 

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although mayweather alwasy says this, it is more likely to happen this time because he foudn out he can take delahoya's best shot, i think he plays it safe because he is unsure of what his chin will be like up at 154 pounds, so it might of just been a test run, I see him beating delahoya going toe to toe because when they did fight like that in the first fight, mayewather got the best of it. Im up for a rematch. I dont care who mayweather fights, i just want to watch him fight.
 

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although mayweather alwasy says this, it is more likely to happen this time because he foudn out he can take delahoya's best shot, i think he plays it safe because he is unsure of what his chin will be like up at 154 pounds, so it might of just been a test run, I see him beating delahoya going toe to toe because when they did fight like that in the first fight, mayewather got the best of it. Im up for a rematch. I dont care who mayweather fights, i just want to watch him fight.

good point. But i don't think he will be able to take him if he actually went toe to toe. But when you said that he was just testing his chin, that could possibly be true. It makes since. But If this fight does happen, He better fight this time. I don't care if DLH looses again. I just want to see a GOOD fight. But I still want and think DLH will take him on the rematch. Just think if DLH wins and wins BIG. PBF will have to come back for a 3rd time and man that would be the fight EVERYONE would want to see. But someone pinch me because im dreaming.
 

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if floyd lost a rematch, it would be almost a guarenteed, trilogy, the first fight got us wanting more because of the little controversy. I would love this to turn out into a memorable trilogy, but i hate to see floyd lose haha.
 

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tysonjones said:
although mayweather alwasy says this, it is more likely to happen this time because he foudn out he can take delahoya's best shot, i think he plays it safe because he is unsure of what his chin will be like up at 154 pounds, so it might of just been a test run, I see him beating delahoya going toe to toe because when they did fight like that in the first fight, mayewather got the best of it. Im up for a rematch. I dont care who mayweather fights, i just want to watch him fight.
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very wish full thinking
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yep, but he's a fighter at heart, and i think after all the little critiquing he is getting from everyone now, he will step up his game alittle. Floyd has never really been in trouble his hole career, and if his hands hold on, which they should, i think if oscar does get him in trouble,the fighter inside will come out.
 

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yes i know this and a fighters instinct is to fight, not cover up and get hit, like you think floyd would and did you just quote your own quote? WHY???????:laugh:
 

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run? no, the only fight he ever ran in was against baldy, and in the old days in was called circling your opponent, and was done by many of the greats. He stood in there with oscar, and took steps back and steps sideways. He looks for openings, you can just stand there and find one. I dont think he'll run if oscar presses him alot more in their second fight, if he did run, he would lose easily, he would have to fight back.
 

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If Floyd thought he took De La Hoyas best shot, then he will very surprised if he goes toe-to-toe in the second. I dont recall Oscar hitting Floyd with his best shot.
 

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Floyd got hit, and hit cleanly a few times, i know he took oscar's hardest shot he could throw to the ribcage and it didnt faze mayweather. I think oscar punches harder, but i think mayweather who honestly tear him up in a toe to toe battle. If you have ever sparred with someoen with quicker hands, you would know theres not much of anything you can do but either grab ahold of that person or go on the defense.
 
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