Welter-to-middle success not uncommon
When Oscar De La Hoya signed the contract to fight middleweight world champion Bernard Hopkins, fans everywhere acted like it was an outrageous mismatch.
History shows different.
Natural welterweights have always moved up to the middleweight ranks to test their mettle, and in this case De La Hoya is not attempting an impossible task when he faces the decade-long 160-pound champion Hopkins at the MGM Grand on Saturday.
"It's a challenge no doubt, but I am going to win this fight," ...
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