Video of Saturday's 12-round fight between
Oscar De La Hoya
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
was taken down from YouTube.com after HBO complained.
A spokesman for the cable network said yesterday that HBO had exclusive rights to rebroadcast the pay-per-view fight, which was won by Mayweather. HBO will rebroadcast the fight Saturday night.
The original broadcast was placed on YouTube during the weekend.
HBO spokesman Ray Stallone said no formal copyright infringement claim was filed. "We simply made a request," he said. "We told them to remove the footage and they complied."
An e-mail seeking comment from YouTube was not returned.
In other boxing news:
* Evander Holyfield will fight Lou Savarese on June 30 in El Paso, Texas. Holyfield, 44, has won all three fights since returning from a 2-year layoff, improving to 41-8-2. Savarese, 41, is 46-6 with 38 knockouts.
* Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has not ruled out running both Flying First Class and Starbase in the Preakness after both worked 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs. Flying First Class was timed in 58.60 seconds and Starbase in 1:01.60. One of the Lukas horses could instead run in the Barbaro Stakes on the Preakness undercard.
* Former 2-year-old champion Chilukki and her foal died after complications during birth. Chilukki, the top 2-year-old filly in the country in 1999, and the colt, by 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, died Monday at Hagyard Davidson McGee Clinic in Lexington, Ky.
* Only five people were confirmed as having been trafficked into Germany for forced prostitution during the 2006 World Cup. Before the World Cup, some trafficking experts warned that up to 40,000 foreign women, many from Eastern Europe, would be forced into sex work during the 4-week tournament.
* Diego Maradona, 46, says he no longer drinks or uses drugs, and plans to return to playing small-scale exhibition soccer games. Maradona was noticeably thinner when he appeared yesterday on a popular TV show in Argentina. He was released Sunday after spending 16 days in several local clinics to treat what doctors said was excessive alcohol consumption that led to a form of hepatitis.
* Drexel coach Bruiser Flint has been named an assistant coach for the U.S. men's 19-and-under basketball team, under head coach Jerry Wainwright, of De Paul. The FIBA U19 World Championship is scheduled for July 12 to 22 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
* Wings forward Athan Iannucci and transition player Geoff Snider were named to the National Lacrosse League All-Rookie Team.
* Doug Flutie, who earned six outstanding player awards in the Canadian Football League, was chosen as the first non-Canadian to be inducted into that nation's hall of fame.
* A day after admitting involvement in the Spanish doping scandal, Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso said he intended to cheat in "a moment of weakness" but never did, and is ready to accept his punishment. *