De La Hoya's training for bout includes testosterone booster


LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya has incorporated a testosterone booster and creatine among nine different supplements into his training regimen in preparation for tomorrow night's welterweight unification title bout against Felix Trinidad.

Under the supervision of nutritional expert A. Scott Connelly, De La Hoya is "using a testosterone booster that is not a steroid. It's called zinc magnesium aspertate," said Sharon Lindsey, a publicist for Metrx, a supplement manufacturer.

Lindsey passed out posters depicting before and after shots of De La Hoya, looking more chiseled now as opposed to when he fought here in May.

Lindsey said De La Hoya is the second boxer since heavyweight Shannon Briggs to have worked with Connelly. Other well-known athletes to work with him include Troy Aikman of the Dallas Cowboys, Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers, Wade Boggs of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Mo Vaughn of the Anaheim Angels.

Pub Date: 9/17/99

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