One of The Golden Boy’s finest performances and a defining effort from the current generation’s top young star will be on display this Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. PT, when FOX Deportes Classics broadcasts the 1999 battle between Oscar De La Hoya and Ike Quartey in the featured fight while the 2010 slugfest pitting Canelo Alvarez against Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Cotto will open up the broadcast.
On Saturday, we travel back to February 13, 1999 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. for the showdown between then unbeaten welterweight stars “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and Ike “Bazooka” Quartey. With the WBC Welterweight World Title on the line, De La Hoya and Quartey delivered one of the best fights of the year. In a classic sixth round, each fighter hit the deck, but it was De La Hoya dropping Quartey a second time in the 12th round to secure his 12 round split decision victory in one of his most defining fights.
Unbeaten Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez first began making waves on the international fight scene during a classic fight on May 1, 2010 when he stopped longtime contender Jose Miguel Cotto in nine heated rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He passed his first major test in the fight capital of the world and will return to the same ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for his next fight against Josesito Lopez on September 15 when he will defend his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship in the main event of a SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast.
Don’t miss the exciting classic action, Saturday night, August 18 on FOX Deportes at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.