De La Hoya covering Fight Night Round 3

Welterweight champ will be spokesathlete for the Xbox 360 and PSP editions of EA's pugilist fest.

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Electronic Arts has announced the cover athlete (pictured) for their latest boxing game, Fight Night Round 3. The plucky pugilist in question will be Oscar De La Hoya, the former WBC & WBA super welterweight champion, WBC welterweight and super lightweight champion, and 1992 Olympic gold medalist.

The 34-year-old will grace the covers of the Xbox 360 and PSP versions of the game, which are due out next month. "It's exciting to be contributing to a project that pushes the popularity of boxing to a new level and to a new audience," he said in a statement.

February will also see the release of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Fight Night Round 3. Those editions of the title will feature two kings of the ring--fellow welterweight champs Arturo "Thunder" Gotti and "Irish" Micky Ward--as cover boxers.

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