Felix Trinidad: De La Hoya Rejected The Rematch 7 Times

By Miguel Hernandez,

Puerto Rico's Felix "Tito" Trinidad is on vacation with his family in Havana, Cuba. The former three division champion makes his second trip to Cuba. The first time Trinidad visited Cuba was in 1988 when he competed in an international tournament in Guantanamo, where he lost in the final bout against one of the best fighters in Cuban history: Mario Kindelan, a former world and Olympic champion. 

Trinidad discussed a number of subjects, including the most popular topic that always comes up in most Trinidad interviews - the inability to stage a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya. On September 18, 1999, Trinidad and De La Hoya were both undefeated welterweight champions who clashed in one of the most lucrative pay-per-view battles in boxing history. Trinidad won a close twelve round majority decision, but many observers questioned the scores.

Because of the post-fight controversy, Trinidad wanted to set the record straight and tried to make a rematch with De La Hoya. According to the Puerto Rican star, De La Hoya rejected the rematch seven times.

"De La Hoya never wanted to give me a rematch. That fight was negotiated seven times. Seven times we discussed a second fight and we could never get it done because his team never wanted it, especially De la Hoya. I think he was afraid of my power and simply said no. Of all the Mexican fighters, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has been the greatest champion and there is no doubt that either," Trinidad said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 09-11-2016

7 times......damn

Comment by J-Smooth on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=gibo;11474808]delajoto Ran like the B*TCH he is. And I would make YOU my b*tch in front of your family.[/QUOTE] :bottle::bottle:

Comment by gibo on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=money.j-210;11474779]de la hoya would make you his b1tch[/QUOTE] delajoto Ran like the B*TCH he is. And I would make YOU my b*tch in front of your family.

Comment by J-Smooth on 11-26-2011

[QUOTE=gibo;11474722]Tito whipped that *ss, made the cross-dresser RUN for his life, so not to get KTFO. If joto wanted a rematch, he would of made it happen. If anyone can make a fight happen, its delahoto. The queer was scared…

Comment by Easy-E on 11-26-2011

Maybe, Tito, but DLH whipped him that first fight and he knows it.

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