De La Hoya scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over Forbes at the Home Depot Center Soccer Stadium in Carson, CA. Forbes was never hurt or in danger of being knocked down for the first time in his pro career, but everything he can do in the ring, Oscar can do better. Unlike most De La Hoya fights that go the distance, there was no drama awaiting the official scorecards. Two judges gave Forbes a round; the third had it a shutout: 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108.
If all goes according to plan on Oscar's farewell tour, the Golden Boy's next bout will be a September rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Beating a "Contender" is one thing ... beating a world class champion is another. Since decisioning Ike Quartey in 1999, De La Hoya has defeated all the "solid pros" he has faced (Oba Carr, Derrell Coley, Arturo Gatti, Javier Castillejo, Fernando Vargas, Yori Boy Campas, Felix Sturm, Ricardo Mayorga and Forbes), but has come up short against every elite-level opponent (Felix Trinidad, Shane Mosley twice, Bernard Hopkins and Mayweather).