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WBC Light-Middlweight title
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
LIVE ON BIG FIGHT SPECIAL
2am, Sunday, May 6, Sky Sports 1
The World Awaits - Tale of the Tape


Oscar de la Hoya against Floyd Mayweather promises to be boxing's biggest fight for years - and you can see it live on Sky Sports.

We will be screening the WBC light-middleweight showdown from Las Vegas on Big Fight Special as the game's two biggest names go head-to-head.

It has been rightly billed as The World Awaits and is expected to be the biggest non-heavyweight bout in history.

It is already the sport's richest fight, with tickets at the MGM Grand selling out in three hours for a whopping $19million, surpassing the previous best of $16,860,300 set by Lennox Lewis-Evander Holyfield II in 1999.

Pay-per-view television and closed-circuit cinema bookings in the United States are expected to smash all records, but Sky Sports subcribers can watch at no extra cost!

And it promises to be a night not to be missed.

Between them they have won no fewer than 14 different major world titles and boxed in a mind-blowing 45 championship bouts.

De la Hoya has made history in becoming the first man to be a world champion at six different weights, while Mayweather will make it five himself if he wins this.

He is considered the pound-for-pound number one right now, but has never truly won over the boxing public. He was booed in his last Las Vegas outing and as a result, says this will be his last fight.

De la Hoya, in contrast, is not called the Golden Boy for nothing. Popular right across the board, he has come out of a year-long sabbatical for this and could also bow out after May 5, to concentrate solely on his Golden Boy Promotions.

The pre-fight press conferences have seen Pretty Boy Floyd do the trash talking, while Oscar has shown rare signs of being unsettled - he says he has never wanted to hurt a person so much in his glittering 15-year career.

And then of course there is Floyd Mayweather Snr.

So long de la Hoya's trainer, he turned down a reported $2million to help plot his son's downfall. Not finished there, he has ended his long-standing feud with Floyd Jr and is now helping him prepare.

The family feud, the multi-million dollar purse, the small matter of the WBC light-middleweight title, the legacies of two modern-day greats on the line and the whole world watching - and you can see it all on Sky Sports!

THE WORLD AWAITS - TALE OF THE TAPE

OSCAR DE LA HOYA

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

The Golden Boy
Nickname
The Pretty Boy

34
Age
30

5' 10½"
Height
5' 8"

73"
Reach
72"

42
Fights
37

38
Wins
37

4
Losses
0

0
Draws
0

30 (79%)
KO's (%)
24 (65%)

276
Rounds boxed
253

28
World title fights
17

9
World tiitles held
5

oscar says.
"I can tell when someone is nervous. It gets on your nerves though because it's like a little Chihuahua - yap, yap, yap! But the thing is, they never bite!"

floyd says.
"My prediction is a toe-to-toe battle. But in the seventh round Oscar will go. Or in the eighth round, he will go out on his face or his back... or Oscar will raise the white flag."
 
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