Oscar De La Hoya (23-0, 20 KOs)
vs. Pernell Whitaker (40-1-1, 17 KOs)
April 12, 1997, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.
"Sweet Pea's" only loss coming into this clash was a split decision nine years earlier against Jose Luis Ramirez -- a bout Whitaker still insists he won -- and he fully intended to put on a clinic against the unbeaten De La Hoya, who was very much in his prime at age 26. This collision of the legend and the legend-to-be lived up to its high expectation, and the result is still the subject of argument today.
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