Mayweather: 'I am the best fighter of this era'

Updated: May 6, 2007, 3:31 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The pound-for-pound king still rules.

Perhaps it was more difficult than Floyd Mayweather Jr. expected it to be, but he used his speed and boxing ability to claim a split-decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya to win a junior middleweight title in one of the most heavily hyped fights in boxing history Saturday night, before an electric sold-out crowd of 16,700 at the star-studded MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"It was masterpiece of boxing," Mayweather said. "I showed you why I am ...

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