2004-06-05 Oscar De La Hoya w pts 12 Felix Sturm, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2004-06-05 Oscar De La Hoya w pts 12 Felix Sturm, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Vic Drakulich. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 115-113. Making his debut in the 160lbs division, De La Hoya (160) started brightly, winning four of the opening five rounds, before the champion picked up his work rate to make the contest a close run thing. Had Sturm (160) turned southpaw earlier than the 11th he might well have won as De La Hoya found himself under a little bit of pressure, especially when being forced to take solid right uppercuts. However, the fight was really decided by the fact that De La Hoya threw punches in clusters and mixed them up from head to body while Sturm, in the main, concentrated on single shots.