Boxer

OSCAR DE LA HOYA

United States

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Quick Stats
Nationality
United States
Age
42
Golf Handicap
8
Favourite Club
Driver
Sport
Boxing
Favourite Food
Mexican
Favourite Film
Cinderella Man
Top Music Track
Anything by AC/DC
Career Highlight
Winning Gold Medal in 1992 Olympic Games
Favourite Golf Course
Lakeside County Club

Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” Oscar De La Hoya is one of the most successful and popular boxers of all-time. Prior to turning professional, De La Hoya amassed 234 amateur victories and won the National Golden Gloves, the U.S. National Championship, the World Championship and the Goodwill Games. In 1992, he won a gold medal at age 19 at the Barcelona Olympic Games.

During his phenomenal career, De La Hoya defeated 17 world champions and won 10 boxing world titles across six different weight classes. He captured his first professional title, the WBO junior lightweight championship, in 1994. Four months later, De La Hoya earned the WBO lightweight title. He has generated more revenue than any other boxer in the history of the sport, with his fights estimated to have produced more than $700 million in pay-per-view earnings. In 2008, he was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Following his career in the ring, De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Productions, a national boxing promotional firm.