Oscar De La Hoya


Oscar De La Hoya . is a retired American professional boxer of Mexican descent. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School. De La Hoya comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr. and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on February 4, 1973.


1989 16 Years Old In 1989, he won the National Golden Gloves title in the bantamweight division.
1990 17 Years Old In 1990, at the age of 17, he won the U.S. National Championship at featherweight and was the youngest U.S. boxer at that year's Goodwill Games, winning a gold medal. … Read More
1992 19 Years Old 1 More Event
With the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona approaching, De La Hoya turned his mother's dream into a strong focus for his training. … Read More


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 23 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 7, 1996, Oscar De La Hoya fought Mexican legend Julio César Chávez (96–1–1) for the lineal and WBC light welterweight championship. … Read More
1997 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 12, 1997, De La Hoya moved up to the welterweight division and fought Pernell Whitaker (40–1–1). … Read More
1998 25 Years Old On September 8, 1998, he fought a rematch with Julio César Chávez (100–2–2) and defeated him by eighth-round TKO. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old After seven defenses of his lineal and WBC welterweight titles, De La Hoya fought rival and IBF Champion Félix Trinidad (35–0) on September 18, 1999, in one of the biggest pay-per-view events in history, setting a record for a non-heavyweight fight. … Read More
On February 26, 2000, De La Hoya knocked out Derrell Coley (34–1–2) in a WBC eliminator.
The courts ruled in favor of De La Hoya in February 2001.
The fight was scheduled for early 2002, but De La Hoya had to withdraw because of a hand injury.


2004 - 2006 5 More Events
In early 2007, De La Hoya signed to defend his title against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (37–0–0). … Read More
De La Hoya started a charitable foundation to help underprivileged youth to education. In 2008, he donated $3.5 million to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School.
2011 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, De La Hoya acknowledged he has a problem, but the nature of the issue was not revealed. "After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. … Read More


2013 40 Years Old In September 2013, just a few days before the Golden Boy promoted match of Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl Álvarez, De La Hoya announced that he was returning to a drug and alcohol treatment facility thus missing the biggest fight of his young fighter's career. … Read More
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