Floyd Mayweather Jr registered a split decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya to claim the World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight title yesterday before announcing his retirement.In a fight expected to be one of the highest-grossing in boxing history, Mayweather won a tight verdict from two of the three judges to improve his career record to 38-0 with 24 knockouts.
The cocky as ever Mayweather was quoted as saying, ""I was having fun in there," a jubilant Mayweather said after winning a world title in his fifth weight division. "It was a hell of a fight but it was easy work for me. He threw a lot of punches but they weren't landing"
"Now I am going to retire," added Mayweather, who climbed into the ring at the start of the fight wearing a Mexican sombrero, a cheeky reference to his opponent's heritage on Cinco de Mayo. "I don't have anything else left to prove. I want to spend more time with my children." Gulf News Here are a few celebrity shots from the fight: