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  • CANASTOTA, N. Patrick Mahomes Jersey .Y. -- Capping a career that included 10 titles in six weight divisions, an Olympic gold medal and 10 world titles, the Golden Boy found a permanent home. Oscar De La Hoya was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "Today marks an incredible personal achievement," said De La Hoya, who had an amateur record of 223-5 with 153 knockouts. "But it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans." The Hall of Fames 25th class also included two of De La Hoyas contemporaries in the modern era -- Puerto Rican star Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe of Wales. Also inducted were: George Chaney, Charles Ledoux and Mike ODowd in the old-timer category; Tom Allen in the pioneer category; and promoter Barry Hearn, referees Richard Steele and Eugene Corri, journalist Graham Houston; and Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer in the non-participant and observer categories. Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians. De La Hoya won the lightweight gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He turned pro later that year and captured his first world title, the WBO super-featherweight crown, in only his 12th bout. De La Hoya also won titles as a lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight. His 2007 bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was one of the richest in boxing history, attracting nearly 2.5 million pay-per-view fans. He retired after a 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao with a professional record of 39-6 with 30 knockouts and in 2002 established Golden Boy Promotions. De La Hoya touched on numerous topics during his speech, including the future of the sport. "We must put aside the egos that have damaged our brand and sullied our reputation," he said. "We, the promoters, must stop carrying petty grudges that serve no purpose but to divide our sport. And most important, we must give the fans the fights that they want." The fame hasnt come without some of the bad. De La Hoya admitted himself to a treatment facility in September as he continues to fight substance abuse. The move came on the eve of the biggest fight of the year for his promotion company between Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. De La Hoya first admitted two years ago that he was an alcoholic and drug user and had been in treatment. Trained by his father, Trinidad began boxing at age 10 in his native Puerto Rico and became one of its most accomplished fighters, posting a 51-6 amateur record before turning pro. He stopped Maurice Blocker in two rounds to capture the IBF welterweight crown in his 20th pro bout and defended his title 15 times, one of those a controversial 12-round majority decision over De La Hoya. Trinidad moved up in weight to win the WBA light middleweight title from David Reid in March 2000 and later that year unified titles with a 12th-round knockout against IBF champ Fernando Vargas. In 2001, he became a three-division champion with a fifth-round knockout of William Joppy for the WBA middleweight title. The three-time world champ was a fan favourite because of his big-punching style and devastating left hook. "This is a great honour for me, my father, my family and my whole team," Trinidad, who retired in 2009 with a record of 42-3 with 35 knockouts, said in December when he learned of his selection. "This is the biggest triumph of my career." Calzaghe was the Rocky Marciano of his division -- nobody beat him in 46 professional bouts, which included a division-record 21 defences of his super middleweight title. Anthony Sherman Chiefs Jersey .“I always did my stuff ahead of the deadline. The best deal Ive ever done was the Darryl Sydor deal. We did that at the end of January in 04, and Syd was the missing piece. Tony Gonzalez Jersey .com) - Nino Williams posted 18 points and seven rebounds, as Kansas State edged No.BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Drew Stafford scored the winning goal in the third period, and Ryan Miller made 34 saves in the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn both had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Myers also scored for Buffalo, which has won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 15. Brad Marchand scored both Bruins goals, and Chad Johnson allowed four goals on 23 shots. Staffords first goal in 18 games was of highlight-reel quality. He raced down the right side of the Boston zone and went around the net to score. It was just his third goal of the season. There was one goal and 13 shots combined in the first period. Bostons Milan Lucic tricked Mike Weber into dropping his gloves, and the Bruins earned a late first-period power play, but it was the Sabres who took advantage. Flynn stripped the puck from Johnny Boychuk in the neutral zone and used his backhand to score on the ensuing breakaway. It was Buffalos first short handed goal of the season, and Flynns first goal since Oct. 26. The Bruins tied it 1-1 withh a short-handed goal of their own when Marchand beat Miller between the legs on a 2-on-1 break 1:50 into the second period. Tyrann Mathieu Chiefs Jersey. Marchand added another goal less than two minutes later when his one-timed shot knuckled over Millers right shoulder. The Sabres forged another tie with 2:49 left in the second period. Jamie McBains errant wrist shot struck Foligno in the chest, and the forward tapped it in for his second goal in two games. Myers put Buffalo ahead 4-2 when he sent a high wrist shot past Johnson with 4:22 left in the game. Buffalos penalty killers were perfect for the sixth straight game, a streak that includes 14 power plays against. Buffalo lost leading scorer Cody Hodgson to an upper body injury late in the first period. He blocked Torrey Krugs shot with his wrist and didnt return. NOTES: The Sabres acquired LW Linus Omark from Edmonton for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. ... Bruins LW Daniel Paille missed the game as he continues to recover from a concussion. ... The Sabres scratched LW John Scott and D Chad Ruhwedel. ' ' '
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