12 Rounds with Oscar De La Hoya
The Jean Pascal-Bernard Hopkins press tour arrived in Toronto this afternoon, and eventually the stories I filed from the news conference will appear online. Basically, they detail how Yvon Michel and Oscar De La Hoya plan to co-operate to bring big-time bouts to Toronto next year.
You'll remember from last week that Michel had hoped Toronto could host the Dec. 18 title clash between Pascal and Hopkins but couldn't overcome a triple-booked Air Canada Centre and a provincial commission that wasn't quite ready for such a big show so late in the year.
So Michel and De La Hoya are thinking 2011.
They're thinking HBO.
They're thinking Pay Per View.
But while we had De La Hoya here we managed to pull him away from the journalists and fans clamouring for his time, and even though he says he's finished in the ring he agreed to go 12 Rounds with Fighting Words.
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