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Golden Boy plans nationalistic bouts for world titles

Updated: September 14, 2005, 5:35 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Nationalism rules the Olympics, soccer and events such as the Ryder Cup in golf and Davis Cup in tennis. The folks at Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions hope to add a similar patriotic dimension to boxing.

Golden Boy is planning two cards on consecutive nights -- Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 -- that will pit top Mexican fighters against top boxers from Thailand in four world title bouts, plus other undercard bouts also matched along national lines. In addition to the titles at ...

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