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Does anybody want $10 million?

Have you heard about the new craze in boxing? It involves saying "no" to Oscar De La Hoya -- and turning down a $10 million payday. Why is it that boxing's biggest draw has to make concessions to get his man in the ring?

Originally Published: August 25, 2008
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

Oscar De La Hoya doesn't have a whole lot of experience with rejection.

Whether you're talking about the dating game or the fight game, the Golden Boy has generally been able to pick and choose his dance partners.

How many women are going to give the stiff-arm to a good-looking celebrity athlete worth millions upon millions? And how many fighters are going to turn their backs on the one opponent who will be worth millions upon millions to them?

De La Hoya is used to having ...

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