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De La Hoya-Mayweather set the stage

Boxing must follow Mayweather-De La Hoya with knockout cards, writes The Mag's Tim Struby.

Updated: May 16, 2007, 5:05 PM ET
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s split-decision win over Oscar De La Hoya lived up to the hype. But in the long run, the megafight's impact might be more phantom punch than haymaker if boxing doesn't cash in on other big draws. It's not like the sport doesn't have plenty of monster matchups to keep the masses tuned in. Here are four possible bouts, along with the chances of each actually happening.

Dream fight Purists want to see technician Miguel Cotto (29-0, 24 KOs) against loudmouthed brawler ...

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