History | Sep 18 2019

On This Day: Oscar De La Hoya fought several key battles

But it was mixed fortunes for 'The Golden Boy' Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya  |  Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

SEPTEMBER 18 is a bittersweet date in the Oscar De La Hoya calendar.

In his welterweight prime, he disastrously gave away the championships rounds and lost a highly controversial decision to Felix Trinidad in one of modern boxing’s grandest confrontations.

Exactly one year prior to that fight (1998), we saw the 25-year-old De La Hoya defend his welterweight crown to the great, but well past his best, Julio Cesar Chavez at the Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas.

 

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