Official announcement of the Bernard Hopkins-Oscar De La Hoya undisputed middleweight title fight will come June 29 in Los Angeles, but promoter
Bob Arum is less enthusiastic about it now than he was two weeks ago.
That's because Arum, like many observers, was not impressed with De La Hoya's lackluster performance June 5 in his middleweight debut against Felix
Although De La Hoya won a controversial decision to preserve a Sept. 18 date with Hopkins (who beat Robert Allen on the undercard), he was in poor
"Oscar owes me an apology, I think, because I set this (June) thing up so both guys would look terrific and everyone would say how great they looked.
That didn't happen," Arum says. "Bernard fought a beast, a big puncher and fought an intelligent fight and dominated. He fought brilliantly. Did he
look sensational? No, but he fought the fight he should fight.
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