Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas

By Boxing News on September 13, 2018
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas
Oscar De La Hoya was going through a rough patch, having lost two of his last five fights.

On September, 2002 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC champion Oscar De La Hoya (34-2-0) met WBA champion Fernando Vargas in a junior middleweight unification bout. De La Hoya was going through a rough patch, having lost two of his last five fights, to Felix Trinidad in 1999 and Shane Mosley in 2000. But the 34-2 Golden Boy wasn’t even close to being done, as the 22-1 Vargas was about to discover…

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  1. thrashem 05:10am, 09/14/2018

    Management vs Money fight.
    Vargas was a kid fighting De la Hoya in his prime. Not a good combination, which Vargas found out. Vargas was robbed of his prime by his management.
    The kid had the makings of a champ and I’m sure his ego was getting stroked too much. Chavez was another big roadblock to the crown. No risk, no glory! Another 3 years of fighting ranked opponents and he would have been ready.

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