|Watch Boxing - Oscar De La Hoya vs. Pernell Whitaker & Victor Ortiz vs. Nate Campbell
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (June 8, 2012)
ANGELES, June 8 - On Saturday, June 9 boxing fans will be treated to a
night of classic fight action, as FOX Deportes reaches into the video
vault of Golden Boy Promotions to present fights featuring Oscar "Golden
Boy" de la Hoya and former World Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz. The
special broadcast will air on FOX Deportes beginning at 10:00 p.m.
ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
fans will have the opportunity to revisit a classic De La Hoya fight
from April 12, 1997 when he engaged in one of the most memorable battles
of his career against future Hall of Famer Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker
in a 12 round brawl.
into this clash for Whitaker's WBC Welterweight World title, the then
23-0 De La Hoya had already won titles in junior lightweight,
lightweight and junior welterweight divisions, but he had never faced
anyone like "Sweet Pea," a defensive wizard who at the time had a 40-1-1
record and was still at the height of his career. On that night in Las
Vegas, it was De La Hoya who left the ring with a hard-fought unanimous
decision win and his fourth divisional title.
special broadcast also features Ortiz's May 15, 2010 clash with former
World Champion Nate "The Galaxxy Warrior" Campbell in which Ortiz was
tested and proved he was ready for primetime.
southpaw displayed his power and perseverance by dropping Campbell in
the first round and then outlasting the former world champion in their
fight which ended in a 10-round decision victory for Ortiz. This look
back at a classic Ortiz fight will help get fight fans ready for his
next bout, a stiff test in Josesito Lopez on June 23 at STAPLES Center
in Los Angeles, Calif. for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver
Welterweight title, which will be the main event of a SHOWTIME
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast which begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed
on the West Coast).
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