De Le Hoya scores unanimous decision

Kevin Iole

CARSON, Calif. – Round-by-round coverage of Oscar De La Hoya's unanimous decision win over Steve Forbes on Saturday night. Official scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108.





KEVIN IOLE'S UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Oscar De La Hoya 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 118
Steve Forbes 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 9 110

ROUND 1
De La Hoya flips a double jab. De La Hoya lands a hook to the body. Forbes throws several shots but most miss. Good combination to the body by Forbes. De La Hoya lands a left hook. Combination to the body by De La Hoya. Forbes' jab is coming up short. Hard jab by De La Hoya. De La Hoya's jab is consistent. Forbes fires to the body. Good right to the body by De La Hoya. Straight right by De La Hoya lands. Left hook by Forbes on the chin.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 2
Hard jab by De La Hoya. Right to the head and left to the body by Oscar. De La Hoya lands a good combination to the body and head. Forbes wings a hook but is mostly backing up. Three-punch combination to the head by Forbes lands. Action has slowed at midpoint. Combination to the body by De La Hoya. Right to the body by Forbes. Hard jab by De La Hoya. De La Hoya lands a combination to the head. Solid right cross by De La Hoya. Forbes connects with a left inside.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 3
Combination to the body by De La Hoya to begin the round. Double left hook from De La Hoya snaps Forbes' head. Right to the body by De La Hoya. Right by De La Hoya. Forbes misses badly on a combination. Right to the chin by Forbes. Forbes' eyes are getting puffy. Jab-right hand-left hook by De La Hoya. Forbes is backing away, as he has all night. Good body combination by De La Hoya. Right by Forbes stems the tide. Hard jab by De La Hoya.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 4
Forbes lands a three-punch combination that pushes De La Hoya back. Right to the body by Forbes. Jab by De La Hoya snaps Forbes' head. Forbes going more to the body in this round. Right-left-right by De La Hoya. Left hook by De La Hoya lands. Jab-jab-right hand by De La Hoya. Combination to body by De La Hoya.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 5
Neither lands a significant punch in the first 45 seconds. Forbes lands a short right. Right-left to the head by De La Hoya. De La Hoya raked Forbes with a hook to the body. Right to the head by Forbes. De La Hoya lands a left-right and then a left uppercut. Right to the head and then a combination to the body by De La Hoya. Hard right to the rib cage by De La Hoya as the bell sounds.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 6
Right hand and then a left hook by Forbes. Hard multi-punch combination to the head by Forbes. They trade hard lefts. Right over the top by Forbes. Short right inside by De La Hoya. Stevie is backing away. Forbes lands a good combination to the body. Lead left hook by De La Hoya and then a hard combination on the ropes. A left to the body and a left uppercut to the head bother Forbes, who is cut outside of the right eye. Left hook by De La Hoya. Left hook and a right hand backs Forbes up.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 7
De La Hoya's jabbing as round starts. Left hook inside by Forbes. Combination to body and then a hard left hook by De La Hoya. Forbes took it well, though it was very hard. Left hook inside by De La Hoya. De La Hoya goes to the body with good affect. Right hand to the head and a left hook hurt Forbes. Straight right by De La Hoya.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 8
Forbes lands a jab to open the round. Give Forbes a lot of credit for toughness for taking these shots. De La Hoya flicks a jab in the face. Jab-right hand by De La Hoya. Forbes lands a counter right. Right uppercut by Forbes lands. Double left hook to the body by De La Hoya. Right to the body by De La Hoya. Forbes flicks a jab. Left hook by Forbes and a left by De La Hoya.
Iole scores it 10-9, Forbes

ROUND 9
Jab and a right by De La Hoya. Left hook and a right hand inside by De La Hoya. He's more active than he was in the last round. Jab by Forbes lands. Left hook by De La Hoya and then a combination seems to stun Forbes momentarily. They trade inside. Hard jab by De La Hoya. Right hand and then a hard left hook behind it score for De La Hoya.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 10
De La Hoya opens by jabbing. Forbes is backing up again, as he has most of the night. Good right by De La Hoya. Short right by De La Hoya. Right by Stevie connects. Right hand-left hook by Forbes. Three-punch combination by De La Hoya. Jab-right hand by De La Hoya. Good uppercut by De La Hoya hurts Forbes. De La Hoya flurries and batters Forbes. Forbes fires back with a three-punch combination. Left hook by De La Hoya lands on the chin. Jab-right hand by De La Hoya. Forbes' face is showing lots of wear.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya

ROUND 11
Jab and a right hand by De La Hoya to open the round. Forbes lands a combination. Forbes is jabbing. They're trading on the inside. Forbes digs to the body. Left hand and then a short right by Forbes. Combination to the body by Forbes. De La Hoya misses badly on a hook. Double jab by De La Hoya. Combination by De La Hoya in corner. Forbes hooks to the body.
Iole scores it 10-9, Forbes

ROUND 12
They trade in the center as the round opens. Hard jab by De La Hoya. Another hard jab by Oscar. Forbes has to know he needs a knockout to win. Forbes lands a good right. They're trading inside again. Oscar lands a right and then a hard left. Left by De La Hoya. Right hand connects and backs Forbes up. Forbes flicks a jab. Snapping right by De La Hoya. There's a minute left. Combination by Forbes. Right hand over the top by De La Hoya. Forbes grabs De La Hoya. Fast finish.
Iole scores it 10-9, De La Hoya