Home Depot Center, California, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Hoya vs Forbes?
Oscar De La Hoya beat Steve Forbes by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 3rd May 2008 at Home Depot Center in California.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 120-108, 119-109 in favor of winner Oscar De La Hoya.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Hoya vs Forbes stats
Oscar De La Hoya stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Steve Forbes made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hoya had a massive power advantage over Forbes, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Forbes' 27%.
Oscar De La Hoya was the older man by 4 years, at 49 years old.
Hoya had a height advantage of 3 inches over Forbes. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Oscar De La Hoya & Steve Forbes fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hoya was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 1992, 4 years earlier than Forbes, whose first professional fight was in 1996. He had fought 61 less professional rounds, 308 to Forbes' 369.
What time did Hoya vs Forbes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Home Depot Center, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Hoya vs Forbes?
Oscar De La Hoya was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Steve Forbes made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.