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Countdown to retirement rolls on, but Oscar still insisting on two more fights

The perfect homecoming: Oscar De La Hoya returned to Southern California with a 12-round unanimous decision over Steve Forbes. Next up for the Golden Boy: a big-bucks rematch with Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

Originally Published: May 2, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

CARSON, Calif. -- The sellout crowd of 27,000 who filled the Home Depot Center's outdoor soccer stadium Saturday night had come to party and celebrate Oscar De La Hoya, the hometown kid, who fought his way out of the eastern Los Angeles barrio to become a champion and an icon.

And it was indeed a fiesta-like atmosphere as the symbol of hope for so many Hispanics -- he now owns a downtown building, a promotional company, real estate and Spanish-language newspapers -- turned in his business ...

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