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De La Hoya eyes bringing fight to D.C.

Olympic gold medal winner and 10-time world title champ Oscar de la Hoya sits down with The Washington Post’s Gene Wang to talk about the state of boxing today, some unique matchups and bringing a marquee fight to D.C.

By Gene Wang October 5 at 1:59 PM  

For the better part of 17 years, Oscar De La Hoya fought virtually anyone, anywhere without hesitation, appearing at every iconic boxing venue in Las Vegas and Atlantic City as well as arenas such as Staples Center, the Alamodome and Madison Square Garden.

Although the 10-time world title holder over six weight classes never headlined in the District, De La Hoya has a deep appreciation for the city’s long and distinguished tradition of champions, including, among others, Sugar Ray Leonard, Riddick Bowe and Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson.

He’s also plenty familiar with current International Boxing Federation light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, who lives and trains in the nation’s capital and has fought under Golden Boy Promotions, which De La Hoya founded in 2002. De La Hoya recently assumed control of the company’s day-to-day operations and in an interview Thursday at The Washington Post expressed optimism about bringing another high-profile card to the city.

“I’m really excited to the possibilities of coming back,” he said. “We’ve had some great shows here with...

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