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Eyes on the prize fight, but one fight too few

What better time to introduce the mainstream sports world to an up-and-coming fighter than on an Oscar De La Hoya undercard? Eric Raskin believes HBO is squandering a golden opportunity by not featuring a fight before the big show.

Updated: May 9, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

The Oscar De La Hoya farewell tour kicks off this weekend, and it's a time for celebration.

It's a time for fans to pay tribute to his Hall of Fame career, for writers to wax poetic on what he's meant to the game, for everyone to give him the Brett Favre treatment, where we all conveniently ignore the interceptions and let ourselves get choked up over the ones that memorably hit their target.

De La Hoya says he'll fight thrice more: against Steve Forbes this Saturday, against Floyd ...

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