Analysis: Why boxing is in trouble

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- There was an enlightening interview published last week that lends proof to the contention that the sport of boxing is in trouble.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

Mayweather retains WBC lightweight title

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominated South Africa's Phillip N'Dou Saturday night before recording a seventh-round TKO to retain his WBC lightweight championship.

Commentary: Boxing, down for the count

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Honest to goodness, I've been trying to say something nice about boxing, a sport that everybody bad-mouths, but for the life of me, I can't.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

De la Hoya questions loss to Mosley

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Oscar De La Hoya plans to hire lawyers on Monday to investigate his loss from Shane Mosley, who scored a narrow but unanimous 12-round victory.

Mosley again beats De la Hoya

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Shane Mosley scored a narrow but unanimous 12-round victory over Oscar De la Hoya to capture the WBA and WBC super welterweight championships.

Oscar de la Hoya to fight Shane Mosley

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Oscar de la Hoya wants to fight the only two men who defeated him -- Felix Trinidad is retired -- but Saturday he gets his chance against Shane Mosley.

Missing woman linked to boxer De la Hoya

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Police in Southern California were on the lookout for a missing woman who claimed to have had a child by boxing champion Oscar de la Hoya.

Assignment America: Boxing defined

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- There's a moment in almost every boxing match when blood starts to flow, and from that point on the contest becomes focused -- at least from the outside -- on w
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Mayweather defends WBC lightweight title

FRESNO, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- With hopes of moving up two weight classes, WBC lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., he takes on Victoriano Sosa Saturday night.

Joe Bob's America: Jealous of Fox

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Everybody's so envious of the Fox News Channel that they're hiring look-alikes to make people THINK they're watching Fox even if they're not.


Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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Vargas suspended for steriod use

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Super welterweight Fernando Vargas was suspended for nine months and fined $100,000 Wednesday for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid after his loss

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Vargas tests positive for steriod use

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Super welterweight Fernando Vargas, who boasted about his physical condition before suffering an 11th-round technical knockout against Oscar de la Hoya on Sept.
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Oscar De La Hoya
LVP2001062301 - 23 JUNE 2001 - LAS VEGAS NEVADA, USA: Oscar De La Hoya warms up as he enters the ring, June 23, 2001 at MGM Grand for his challange to 154 pound champion Javier Castillejo of Spain. De La Hoya won a 12 round unanamous decision..rw/Roger Williams. UPI

Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973 in East Los Angeles, California) is a retired Mexican American boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy", De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from Garfield High School. De La Hoya comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr., and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers. De La Hoya was The Ring's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's top-rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world in 1997 & 1998. De La Hoya officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009.

De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won 10 world titles in six different weight classes. He has also generated more money than any other boxer in the history of the sport, an estimated $696 million pay-per-view income.

De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Promotions, a combat sport promotional firm. He is the first American of Hispanic descent to own a national boxing promotional firm and one of the few boxers to take on promotional responsibilities while still active.

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