Obivously there's some promotional rivalry at play here, but none the less, Oscar De La Hoya had nothing nice to say about the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight on Saturday night. Billed as the "Fight of the Century," Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao squared off for 12 rounds of back and forth action, most of it seemingly going in Mayweather's favor as he collected a clear 116-112x2, 118-110 decision on the judges' scorecards. It was the battle of ring craft vs. aggression (not that either fighter doesn't have both), but in this case Mayweather's counter-punching and slick defensive movement won the day. Just maybe not the hearts and minds of everyone watching, especially not a business competitor.
Call me old school but I like the fans getting their money's worth by watching an action packed fight.— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 3, 2015
Im just not into the boxing, running style. I like jumping out of my seat because a fight was existing and the fans got their money's worth.— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 3, 2015
Just to show he wasn't standing alone, there were a few fighters in the MMA community echoing his sentiments:
That felt more like a business transaction than a fight. Respect to Floyd though. Boxing is not the style of fighting to stop him.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 3, 2015
The boys in the 80s fought. They laid it on the line.— Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) May 3, 2015
Is it bad that I was super bored during that fight?— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) May 3, 2015
But of course, the real question is, what did our own Connor Ruebusch think about the fight. Check out his post fight breakdown here and check out the SBNation supergroup for more complete coverage: