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OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. FERNANDO VARGAS (Neiman) 

Description : Here we have an original autographed Leroy Neiman onsite fight poster, only available from the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas for the long awaited showdown between WBC Light/Middleweight Champion Oscar De La Hoya & WBA Light/Middleweight title holder Fernando Vargas. This was for the unified WBC/WBA titles.

The unification bout, a real genuine grudge match for Latino bragging rights, labeled "Bad Blood," finally took place on September 14, 2002, at the Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip. The fight was an even give & take affair for the first 6 rounds, with Vargas landing punches on the ropes in the odd rounds, with De La Hoya appearing to edge out the even rounds, De La Hoya's nose was bleeding by the end of the 5th, while Vargas was bleeding from a cut under his right eye by the 7th. During that 7th round the shift in momentum was to De La Hoya who was now taking over the fight, in the 10th, De La Hoya stunned Vargas with a left hook, following a combination to the body at the very end round. Round 11 closed out the fight with one of Oscar De La Hoya's most masterful finishes. Vargas was badly hurt until Oscar uncorked a final flurry and the referee stepped in to stop the beating. The win is widely considered to be the biggest of De La Hoya's career. Vargas tested positive for stanozolol after the fight.

This authentic Leroy Neiman signed onsite poster from the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, is accompanied with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity from KOfightposters.

Postage: £10.00 Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Excellent/minor edge wear & a few tiny handling marks/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 31in x 25in
Price : £300.00
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