Friday, April 6, 2007

Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather Jr Update

Both Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr took part in the mandatory WBC 30-day safety weight check-in from their respective training camps. Jose Penagaricano, the President of the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission, supervised De La Hoya's weight check which took place yesterday at the Wilfredo Gomez Gym in Puerto Rico where the champion trains. De La Hoya's weight: 164.5 pounds.

Mayweather weighed in this morning at the Las Vegas offices of Dr. Robert Voy, a long-standing and renowned Nevada doctor. The documented weight was then immediately reported by Mayweather's advisory Leonard Ellerbe to Golden
Boy Promotions and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Mayweather's weight: 152 pounds.

The De La Hoya vs. Mayweather pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes and in 176 countries around the world. The telecast will be available in HD-TV. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For your daily De La Hoya vs. Mayweather fight week updates visit

On Sunday, Apr. 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, HBO will premiere the all-access prime time series "De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7." The four-part series, with unprecedented access, will chronicle the fighters' preparations for the May 5 mega-fight at MGM Grand and will provide viewers with a compelling look at two extraordinary champions.


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