Knocking out a promoter’s cousin in the second round is a pretty good way to get noticed as a boxer.

When that promotor is the 11-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya, it’s certainly a loud statement.

Paul Danzer is a sports reporter based in Portland, Ore.

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