Oscar De La Hoya
This was the bout that made Mayweather a household name. It was the first time promotion for a boxing match included the use of a reality show. HBO’s 24/7 chronicled the fighters leading up to the bout and was a massive success due to the bad-boy antics and brashness of Floyd and the Mayweather clan. As for the fight, it was a close affair, with De La Hoya actually winning the first half, but fading in the second, which allowed Mayweather to finish strong and take a split decision.