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Escobedo hoping to follow in the footsteps of boxing's Golden Boy

One night before Oscar De La Hoya, boxing's biggest draw, was securing a megabucks rematch with Floyd Mayweather, up-and-comer Vicente Escobedo was grinding out a win over Roberto Arrieta.

Originally Published: May 6, 2008
By Robert Morales | Special to ESPN.com

It was about 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Carson, Calif. Oscar De La Hoya was speaking at the postfight news conference after his easy victory over Steve Forbes at Home Depot Center.

Vicente Escobedo's name came up. De La Hoya was asked whether he saw some of himself in Escobedo, a lightweight from nearby Woodland, Calif.

Escobedo does, to a degree, resemble De La Hoya in sheer appearance. His style is similar to the one used by De La Hoya. His promoter is from East Los Angeles. And, ...

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