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Five key fights: Oscar De La Hoya

Think you know the fighting styles of Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Don Steinberg does, too, after having watched every one of the fights involving the two combatants in preparation for their big May 5 tilt.

Updated: May 3, 2007, 11:10 AM ET
By Don Steinberg | Special to ESPN.com

Pro fight No. 11 Opponent: Narciso Valenzuela (35-13-2) Date: Oct. 30, 1993, in Phoenix Result: De La Hoya by KO in 1

Why it matters: Fighting for the 11th time in less than a year since turning pro in late 1992, undefeated De La Hoya, 20, was knocked down for the first time in his boxing life, including his more than 200 amateur bouts. His swift and brutal retaliation gave the first glimpse of a wicked ring tenacity that De La Hoya's charming public persona camouflages -- and revealed his ...

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