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Clear and present: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Ike Quartey

13
Feb

Clear and present: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Ike Quartey

Oscar De La Hoya took on the first true physical threat of his welterweight title reign when he took on unbeaten former WBA beltholder Ike Quartey on February 13, 1999, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, and their instant classic nip-and-tack 12-round battle lived up to its high expectations. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of De La Hoya vs. Quartey, we repost the following article penned by hall of famer Ron Borges, which was first published in the September 2022 issue of The Ring.

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17
Jun

Rafael Remembers: De La Hoya vs. Mosley I on the 20th anniversary of the ‘L.A. Event’

Big-time boxing events typically bring out A-list celebrities who seemingly want to see the big fight as much as they...

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