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De Lay Hoya Too Much for Rivera

December 7, 1997

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Wilfredo Rivera called himself a great challenger, but he was completely outmatched Saturday night by Oscar De La Hoya at Convention Hall.

De La Hoya opened a bad cut over Rivera’s right eye, opened a cut on his right cheek, knocked him down and stopped him with 12 seconds remaining in the eighth round to retain the WBC super welterweight championship.

It wasn’t a completely successful evening for the golden boy.

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