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Sturm reminds Oscar of himself

Updated: June 4, 2004, 3:10 PM ET
By David A. Avila | MaxBoxing.com

After more than a decade of glowing results in professional boxing for Oscar De La Hoya, the East Los Angeles native steps in the ring against an opponent who is much younger, stronger and possibly faster.

It has happened only once before in his career.

When De La Hoya, 31, steps in the ring at the MGM Garden Arena against Felix Sturm of Germany for the WBO middleweight title on Saturday, he faces a 25-year-old boxer who has never been beaten and is eager for the recognition that comes ...

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