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Newz Forum: BOXING: De la Hoya signals end

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posted on May, 7 2004 @ 10:37 AM
BBC Sports
Oscar de la Hoya said his fight against undisputed middleweight king Bernard Hopkins in September will be his last.

De la Hoya made the announcement at a news conference for his 5 June bout with WBO champion Felix Sturm.

The 31-year-old is a former five-weight world champion and is set to face Hopkins, as long as both men win in June, with Hopkins facing Robert Allen.

"Nothing will go beyond my fight with Hopkins, no matter what happens," said the Californian.

De la Hoya, nicknamed the "Golden Boy", lost his WBA and WBC light middleweight belts on a controversial decision to Shane Mosley last September.

Aside from starting his own boxing promotional company, the 1992 Olympic gold medallist has made a career as a singer.

He has lost just three times in 39 fights, with two of those losses coming against Mosley.

Mosley has since lost his world titles to Ronald "Winky" Wright.


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