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OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. FELIX STURM (HBO) 

Description : Here we have an original full-size HBO Boxing Pay Per View poster for the WBO Middleweight Title fight from the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

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.......

These HBO & Showtime PPV posters are not made available for public consumption & can only be sourced from a participating PPV outlet hence the scarcity as once the televised event if over, then these posters go straight to skip.

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

Condition : Excellent/minor handling wear/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 40in x 27in
Price : £75.00
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