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De La Hoya positioned well politically for possible Mayweather conflict
De La Hoya positioned well politically for possible Mayweather conflict

Near the height of his popularity in 1998, Oscar De La Hoya helped Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) win reelection by encouraging state Latinos to vote. “Now, I’ve asked him for a favor,” De La Hoya said Saturday afternoon, in an appearance at the famed “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign to be honored on what state and city officials declared “Oscar De La Hoya Day.” The favor De La Hoya is seeking -- continuing to bring big fights to Las Vegas -- might seem like a simple request. It’s more than that. For May 2015, the star fighter in De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions stable, former super-welterweight world champion Saul...

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