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Forbes convinced he has the tools to beat De La Hoya

Time on "The Contender" was time well spent for Steve Forbes. The runner-up on Season 2 used his reality-TV exposure to land a fight with Oscar De La Hoya -- and he's hoping to cash in on the opportunity.

Originally Published: April 29, 2008
By William Dettloff | Special to ESPN.com

When Steve Forbes was a contestant on "The Contender" reality show, there was a lot of talk among the fighters about how great it would be to land a fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

That's a common sentiment in this business, and has been for about as long as De La Hoya's been in it.

Getting a fight with "The Golden Boy" is like hitting the lottery. There's not a fighter on the planet who can generate the kind of financial bonanza that he can, and even if he takes the lion's share ...

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