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De La Hoya Wins 17th Straight

Sun., Feb. 19, 1995

Oscar De La Hoya brawled and wrestled with John Molina for 12 rounds before emerging with his 17th straight pro win and his WBO lightweight crown intact.

De La Hoya, in the toughest fight of his young pro career, knocked Molina down in the first round, then found himself in a brawl before winning a unanimous 12-round decision over the IBF junior lightweight champion.

On the undercard, Montell Griffin spoiled James Toney’s light-heavyweight debut by winning a majority 12-round decision.

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