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Is Oscar leaving boxing out in the cold?

Oscar De La Hoya is serious about entering the MMA fray and is ready to turn the fight world on its head. But is he turning his back on the sport that made him famous? George Willis explores.

Originally Published: January 21, 2009
By George Willis | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Oscar De La Hoya, showing no bruises -- physically or emotionally -- from his December loss to Manny Pacquiao, was wearing his promoter's suit Tuesday in Manhattan.

The Golden Boy was back from an extensive vacation, headlining a news conference to promote a pay-per-view event his company, Golden Boy Promotions, wants to be a big success. But this wasn't a boxing event De La Hoya was selling. It was mixed martial arts.

"Those who tune in to watch Fedor [Emelianenko] ...

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