History | Mar 24 2018

On This Day: Oscar De La Hoya linked up with Floyd Mayweather Snr to beat down Arturo Gatti

Connor Boundy recalls Oscar De La Hoya and his hammering of Arturo Gatti
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OSCAR DE LA HOYA put the demons of his close defeat to rival Shane Mosley in his last bout behind him as he beat down Arturo Gatti in five rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on March 24, 2001.

‘’This was just the start,’’ De La Hoya expressed after the fight as he looked to rebuild his reputation as the biggest star in boxing after suffering recent losses to Mosley and Felix Trinidad.

It was also Oscar’s first fight under the charge of new trainer Floyd Mayweather Snr.

 

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