De La Hoya To Help Hatton Train For Mayweather
24.11.07 - By Richard Rodriguez: According to the latest boxing news, the Weekly Standard is reporting that Oscar De La Hoya has has helped train Ricky Hatton for his December 8th bout with five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. De La Hoya, who has made it public his desire to fight Hatton as soon as possible, has recommended sparring partners for Hatton..
Article posted on 25.11.2007
It’s unclear whether this was done because of De La Hoya’s desire to get revenge for his recent loss to Mayweather or to see Hatton victorious so that he can fight him in the near future, perhaps next. Maybe a little of both, since De La Hoya wasn’t pleased with Mayweather’s arrogant attitude during the run up to their fight and would like nothing better than to see Mayweather get slapped down.
In a sense, De La Hoya, 34, helped make Mayweather a household name in selecting him as an opponent, and is now working on bringing Mayweather back down to earth, perhaps because Floyd’s ego has sky rocked with his narrow win over De La Hoya and needs to be checked. "Mayweather Junior needs a humbling experience, he's a brat," De La Hoya has said. For that, I applaud him and hope that he continues to assist Hatton with training tips. It's good to see De La Hoya in a role as an adviser, and hope he continues to work with boxers like Hatton.
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