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De La Hoya shies away from retirement talk

Updated: August 28, 2008, 8:43 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Oscar De La Hoya announced his exit strategy from the ring at the beginning of 2008. After a glorious 16-year professional fighting career, De La Hoya was making plans for retirement.

Speaking on a teleconference Thursday to announce that he would face pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6 in a welterweight fight, De La Hoya left open the possibility of continuing his career.

"My focus is my training and my next fight," he said. "I'm not going to ...

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