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Description : Here we have an original full-size official onsite main event fight poster for the WBO Middleweight Title fight from the MGM Grand Las Vegas, 5th June 2004.

The fight would go the full 12 rounds with De La Hoya ultimately winning the bout by a close unanimous decision with three scores of 115-113 (the judges having De La Hoya winning seven rounds to Sturm's five). The decision was met with controversy as the Compubox punch stats showed that Sturm had a clear edge over Oscar, Sturm dominated De La Hoya with his jab, after the bell had sounded, Sturm celebrated, thinking he had done enough to earn the victory.

HBO commentators Jim Lampley and Roy Jones, Jr. both felt Sturm had clearly won, while unofficial scorer Harold Lederman also had Sturm the winner with the score of 115-113, scoring six of the last seven rounds for Sturm. Though the winner, De La Hoya expressed disappointment, saying of his performance, "Everything went wrong tonight". Sturm, De La Hoya had been gifted the decision due to his popularity and to preserve the lucrative De La Hoya-Hopkins fight, said ""I know Oscar is a big name here and a great champion, but tonight, I think the whole world saw who was the better fighter." Hopkins, after nearly seeing both the biggest match and payday of his career go down the drain joked that that his "blood pressure went up slightly" before the decision was announced.......

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

Condition : Good / some edgewear to the left hand side of poster & some minor surface wear.
Size : 39in x 27in
Price : £125.00
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