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Snapping the pieces of the De La Hoya puzzle into place

Boxing fans prefer when Oscar De La Hoya does his talking with his fists and not with his mouth. Eric Raskin tries to decipher the Golden Boy's diatribe.

Updated: May 9, 2008, 7:44 PM ET
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

If you were looking for eye-opening revelations in Oscar De La Hoya's 12-round decision win over Steve Forbes on Saturday night, you came to the wrong place.

We've always known "The Golden Boy" has one of the game's best jabs, can match hand speed with anyone and has too sturdy a chin to worry about a smaller man with a 24 percent career knockout rate.

When we see something in the ring that surprises us, we say, "That's why they fight the fights." De La Hoya-Forbes presented a ...

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