De La Hoya defeated Steve Forbes by unanimous 12-round decision on their boxing fight dubbed “homecoming” at the Home Depot Center Soccer Stadium in Carson, California.
Brown United provided the Roofing and Staging for the fight.
What can we tell you about Oscar De La Hoya that you don’t already know? The Golden Boy, born and raised in East Los Angeles, DLH began boxing at the age of six. Inspired by the tragic loss of his mother, he won gold at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain. In only his twelfth professional fight DLH became a world champion when he captured the WBO Super Featherweight title. A six-division champion from junior featherweight to middleweight, he has bested champions and legends. Established during the prime of his career, DLH and partners built Golden Boy Promotions into one of the leading promotional companies in boxing.
On December 3, 2000 Steve Forbes stopped John “The Eastern Beast” Brown to capture the vacant IBF Super Featherweight title; a title he defended once and then lost to the scales in August 2002. In 2004 Forbes began campaigning as a junior welterweight and over the next two years strung together five consecutive victories. That’s when ESPN’s TV reality show The Contender came calling. Knowing the 2006 tournament would be contested at 150 lbs., Forbes bulked up to face career welterweights and junior middleweights, including Kassim Ouma conqueror Cornelius Bundrage. Forbes fought his way to the finals where he met Grady Brewer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.