The Shaquille O'Neal vs. Oscar de la Hoya fight was contested in a 24' x 24' ring as opposed to the traditional 18' x 18' or 20' x 20' rings used in boxing.
Rules for the bout:
- Four rounds of two minutes.
- If necessary, a fifth round lasting one minute.
- If the fight last five rounds it will go to the judges score cards.
Oscar de la Hoya: (on his fight with Shaqulle O'Neal) I'm gonna go for the knockout. It's possible...if I've got a baseball bat with me.
Pat Tomasulo: (on the de la Hoya/Shaq fight) This is the biggest physical mis-match since Rocky Balboa fought Thunderlips!
Oscar de la Hoya: I didn't choose boxing, boxing chose me.
This event was filmed at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.