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FightNews has been informed that former IBF super featherweight champion Steve Forbes has been selected to fight Oscar De La Hoya in the first of three “Farewell” fights that the “Golden Boy” has proposed for 2008. Forbes, the former IBF super featherweight champion and runner-up in Season Two of The Contender was chosen over IBF jr welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and WBA #3 ranked lightweight Dmitriy Salita. Forbes will face De La Hoya on May 3rd at a catch weight of approximately 150 pounds, which - ironically - was the same weight limit for the participants in Season Two of The Contender. Forbes contested the first part of his career at 130-pounds but his speed and ring generalship have allowed him to successfully compete at jr welter and welterweight. In his most recent fight in December 2007, Forbes – weighing 142 pounds - manhandled former hotshot Francisco Bojado en route to win a split decision. Although five foot-seven and half inches, Forbes fights “tall” with exceptional hand speed and reflexes. De La Hoya is the bigger man at five foot-ten and half inches, but the matador style of De La Hoya should provide an interesting counterpoint to the sharp shooting skills of the veteran Forbes. Golden Boy Promotions will officially announce the De La Hoya vs. Forbes contest this week. HBO will telecast the De La Hoya-Forbes fight during a “Free HBO weekend!”

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Yup guess the rumors were right altough i think Malniaggi fight would make more sense, but this should be a impressive tko victory for the golden boy:rolleyes:
 

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This fight is even worse than fighting Mag.
 

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i'm not liking this fight either, but i'm kinda glad that forbes is going to get a big payday. i know we are tired of dlh gumming things up, but you know his opponents are glad he's still available;)
 

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Thats the only thing I like about this fight is the fact that Forbes is gonna eat.
 

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Well yeah that's a given. I'd take an asswhipping for that kind of money although I'm a lot bigger than Oscar.
 

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Forbes is a nice guy and you kinda could not wish for a better payday going into your retirement. Good for him :D
 

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Anyone who likes devastating KO's should watch this fight.
 

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It will surely be the last time anyone will get to see Oscar live for free as well.

The forum is dead right now. I'm going to go do some homework fellas.
 

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This is too much, I find this moraly and professionaly irresponsible, maybe they should have exumed the body of Benny "kid" paret and stood him up in the opposite corner ,I just loss all respect for this crossdressing promoter, what goll ,I would be blown away if Forves summoned up all his manhood and ruin DLH plans , this is a terrible way to end what ever legacy DLH wants to leave behind by fighting a guy who's virtually no chance of winning
 

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This is too much, I find this moraly and professionaly irresponsible, maybe they should have exumed the body of Benny "kid" paret and stood him up in the opposite corner ,I just loss all respect for this crossdressing promoter, what goll ,I would be blown away if Forves summoned up all his manhood and ruin DLH plans , this is a terrible way to end what ever legacy DLH wants to leave behind by fighting a guy who's virtually no chance of winning
Tune-ups are suppose to be against guys who have no chance of winning.
 

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yeah i dotn see why this is such a huge deal. i think it will be nice to see de la hoya get a convincing win. I mean this is no worse then Cotto fighting Gomez... actually Cotto v Gomez is worse i think.
 

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Lol thats not true, DLH is a much bigger, stronger, faster and overall a better boxer. Cotoo has the advantage in most areas if not all but its not as big as in Dlh vs forbes.
 

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Tune-ups are suppose to be against guys who have no chance of winning.
I agree up to a point ,I just think he's taking it a little too far by beating up on this poor guy ( forves) ,but you know what ,knowing he's supposed to be a sacrificial lamb might inspire Forves to put up one hell of a fight, I love to see him at the very least,give DLH one fat lip or a nice shiner....:laugh:
 
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