July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015
Oscar De La Hoya (L) jabs at Ike Quartey of Ghana during the first round of their WBC Welterweight title fight at the Thomas & Mack Center February 13 in Las Vegas. sm/Photo by R.

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PERHAPS no other boxer better represented the ‘90s than Oscar De La Hoya but the criticism of the East LA icon will always be that he lost the big ones. Some of those losses were controversial, though. Turn the close defeat to Felix Trinidad around, reverse the second loss to Shane Mosley, and say he managed to hang on for a draw against Floyd Mayweather and you have a much-enhanced résumé compared to the one he retired with.

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