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Boxing's 'Golden Boy'

Updated: April 3, 2002, 5:05 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Fight June 7, 1996 -The WBC super lightweight title was at stake as Oscar De La Hoya faced Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas. De La Hoya, the 7-5 favorite, wasted little time establishing control. Only 51 seconds into the fight, De La Hoya stuck two jabs near Chavez's left eye, opening up a cut that spurted blood across Chavez's face. Time was later called so Chavez could wipe his face, but before the first round ended, De La Hoya connected and messed up Chavez's face again.

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