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Saturday, May 2, 2009
Blog 64


Saturday, 7:40 p.m. ET -- Eyes on the golden prize

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be fighting Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18, but he already has his eyes on a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya.

"Oscar says he's finished, but he'll be back when I'm done with this small man," said Mayweather. "Oscar, you and me don't like each other, but we have for love each other because we make so much money together."

Asked afterward why he would want to fight De La Hoya, given the way the Golden Boy looked in his loss to Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather said that De La Hoya's problem during that fight had been forcing himself down to 147, and that he would fight him at 154. Remember, a Mayweather-De La Hoya rematch was on the cards last year until Mayweather announced his retirement).

-- Kieran Mulvaney