Oscar De La Hoya not worried, says the more Floyd Mayweather Jr does, the Better
By Johnny Benz (March 2, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Oscar De La Hoya is set to take on Floyd Mayweather Jr. this September in a rematch of their 2007 May 5th battle. De La Hoya who lost their first fight by way of split decision, isn't worried about Mayweather Jr. doing a stint in the WWE. Mayweather Jr is making $20 million dollars for 5 weeks of work in the wrestling show, culminating in an appearance at Wrestle Mania where Mayweather Jr will be apart of a match that involves him possibly fighting the 400 pound wrestler named "Big Show".

In regards to Mayweather Jr. going into the WWE, De La Hoya said he is not worried, stating: "I'm sure he's going to have a good time and I'm sure the entertainment part of what he's doing is going to be successful, and I'm not going to worry about him getting hurt, whatsoever."

De La Hoya sees the lighter side of Mayweather Jr's WWE gig as great exposure that will translate into helping their September rematch.

De La Hoya stated: "Obviously, any visibility a fighter can have is great. Floyd Mayweather is doing a lot of touring and appearances, which is a plus for our September rematch. The more he does, the better."

At a recent WWE pay-per-view event, Mayweather broke the nose of "Big Show", setting up an anticipated show down at this year's Wrestle Mania.

Source of Quotes:

Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal







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