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Oscar De La Hoya rides success of 'The Fighter'

Updated: April 8, 2011, 3:54 PM ET
By Kelley Carter

If you put on a great fight, they will come.

That's Oscar De La Hoya's theory, anyway.

Still, the 10-time World Champion and Olympic Hall of Fame boxer can't deny that since his buddy Mark Wahlberg's film "The Fighter" came off of a nice Oscar run, he's seen a jolt to the boxing industry.

"We've had a really tremendous spike, like in ticket sales and pay-per-view buys and the ratings on HBO. It's actually incredible," De La Hoya says. "Our last fight, we ...

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