De La Hoya earns unanimous decision

Former WBC super welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya dominated Steve Forbes, winning a unanimous decision in a 12-round bout at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.

In his first bout in nearly a year, the 35-year-old outclassed his opponent, winning decisively on the judges’ scorecards – 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108 – to improve his record to 38-5 with 30 knockouts.

The 31-year-old Forbes (33-6, 9 KOs) never seriously challenged or hurt De La Hoya during the bout.

De La Hoya (39-5, 30 KOs) is set to face Floyd Mayweather Jr on September 20 in rematch of their bout last May, which was won by Mayweather on a split decision.

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