Oscar De La Hoya vs Steve Forbes: Prediction
Oscar De La Hoya (38-5, 30 KOs) Los Angeles, CA will meet Steve Forbes (33-5, 9 KOs), fighting out of Las Vegas by way of Portland, OR Saturday, May 3 at the first-ever boxing event The Home Depot Center. This is De La Hoya’s first fight lin Los Angeles since 2000. Hence the "Homecoming" tag line.
De La Hoya, boxing's biggest non-heavyweight attraction and moneymaker at the gate, is coming off a convincing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in May 2007. Oscar has beaten current or former world champions Jesse James Leija, Genaro Hernandez, Rafael Ruelas, John John Molina, Jorge Paez, Javier Francisco Castillejo, Yory Boy Campas, Felix Sturm, Fernando Vargas, Pernell Whitaker (highly disputed), Arturo "Thunder" Gatti, Ike Quartey (highly disputed), Julio Cesar Chavez twice, Hector "Macho" Camacho, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Jimmi Bredahl and Troy Dorsey. The Golden Boy will have Floyd Mayweather Sr. back in his corner.
Forbes is coming off a split-decision victory over highly regarded Francisco "Panchito" Bojado last October. Forbes, a former super featherweight champ, is best known as a finalist on "The Contender. Forbes, who has worked with Roger Mayweather in the past, has another Mayweather in his corner, brother Jeff Mayweather (who interestingly enough, De La Hoya defeated early in his career).
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