I'm hardly a huge fight fan, but I watch them from time to time. Yesterday we were in Las Vegas visiting with our nephew Tom. His friend, Marcos Cruz, had a fight-watching party to which we were invited. Lots of people, lots of Corona. Fortunately the noise drowned out the announcers, so we could watch without vapid comments.
I wanted De LaHoya to win, though not very strongly and for no particularly rational reason. I think that made me inclined to be aware of the good things De LaHoya was doing, and he did do some. However, I thought Mayweather was clearly the winner. De LaHoya's good hits didn't seem to faze him, and he was clearly the more poised and successful fighter in the late rounds. I suppose I could see a theory of scoring that rewards being aggressive, taking control of the flow of the fight, which De LaHoya did a good bit of the time. But even given nthat, I'm surprised it was a split decision.