It’s not so much that these are the two top boxers in the world, it’s simply that the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight features the top draw in all of boxing at the moment: de la Hoya. Also, this Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes has huge implications on a possible de la Hoya vs Mayweather rematch, a fight that would be the most anticipated in all of boxing betting were it to happen.
Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes is notable for other reasons as well. De la Hoya has repeatedly stated that this will be his final year of competitive boxing before he retires as a hugely successful gazillionaire fighter, and so the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight could be his last boxing betting event ever. However, the chances of Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes actually being the final bout of the champs’ career are quite slim. De la Hoya surely would like to go out on a high note and has said that he hope to fight three matches this year. Also it’s very unlikely that Oscar de la Hoya would be the champ’s last career boxing betting match up as it’s no secret that his only real reason for fighting this year is to get another shot at Mayweather, whom he lost to a year ago.
Mayweather will have a huge interest in the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight as well. And you can be sure that despite of the bad blood between the two fighters, Mayweather will be pulling for de la Hoya in the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes match up. Mayweather needs the later to be successful in the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight in order to guarantee big fan interest and a big pay day in any rematch.
But unless de la Hoya shows up with an injury or 100 pounds over weight he should have little trouble in the upcoming Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight. Steve Forbes is not a well-known fighter and has only won 1 of his past three matches, and that by split decision. De le Hoya will almost certainly be the winner of the Oscar de la Hoya vs Steve Forbes fight and will bet that much closer to sewing up a rematch with Mayweather.