Singing boxer Oscar De La Hoya is back in contention for a major fight honour after defeating STEVIE FORBES in an unanimous decision at the end of a 12-round contest in Carson, California on Saturday (03May08).
More than 27,000 boxing fans crammed into the Home Depot Center, where David Beckham plays his soccer for the L.A. Galaxy to watch Mexican De La Hoya box clever.
Sylvester Stallone and Tobey Maguire were among the fight fans in the crowd, while Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger stunned with a spectacular version of the American National Anthem before the fight.
De La Hoya now hopes for a rematch of the most lucrative fight in boxing history as he challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr. to join him in the ring in September (08).