De la Hoya to drop to welterweight

Boxing star Oscar de la Hoya has revealed he will drop down to the welterweight division after rubbishing reports of his retirement.

Boxing star Oscar de la Hoya has revealed he will drop down to the welterweight division after rubbishing reports of his retirement.

De La Hoya made history by becoming the first fighter to win world titles at six different weights.

His last two bouts have been at middleweight, where he controversially beat German Felix Sturm on points before being stopped for the first time in his glittering career by champion Bernard Hopkins in their high-profile showdown in September.

The "Golden Boy", who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, admits the extra weight has diminished his speed in the ring.

“I am not retired at all,” he told Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia.

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