Oscar was listed at #46 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.
Oscar is 5' 10-1/2" and has fought at several weight classes, most recently 154 pounds.
Oscar has a 73-inch reach.
As of May 6, 2007, Oscar's professional record is 38-5.
On May 05, 2007, Oscar lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a controversial split-decision.
Oscar is the first professional boxer to have won championship belts in six different (130-160 pounds) weight classes.
Oscar won an Olympic Gold Medal as a Lightweight at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Oscar made his professional debut on November 23, 1992.
Oscar was named Fighter of the Year by Ring Magazine in 1995.
Oscar's amateur record was 223-5 with 163 knockouts.
De La Hoya Defeated Mayorga in a 6th round TKO, after dominating the entire event on May 6, 2006.
Oscar's trainer is Freddie Roach. His former trainer was Floyd Mayweather, Sr.
Oscar was knocked out by Bernard The Executioner Hopkins, with a body shot in the 9th round in September 2004, his last fight.
Oscar wrote a children's book titled Super Oscar for ages 4-8, printed in both Spanish and English.
Oscar topped the Billboard's Latin Dance Charts for several weeks. The single Ven Ami was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Oscar released his first Album on EMI/Latin Records named Oscar.
Oscar has been singing since the age of seven. He used to sing Spanish songs with his mother everyday.
Oscar is slated to fight Ricardo Mayorga on May 6, 2006 for the title, Oscar hopes to retire the champion.
Oscar's daily regimen in Puerto Rico includes: A five mile run, chopping wood, a breakfast of egg whites and Oatmeal, nap time, and family time with his son Oscar Gabriel.
Oscar was 31-0, with 25 knock outs until he fought Felix Trinidad.
Oscar's mother, Cecilia died of breast cancer in October of 1990, at the age 0f 39.
Oscar won his first title fight in 1994, against Jimmi Bredahl.
Oscar does his press conferences in his native tongue, Spanish.
Oscar is known in boxing circles as the Golden Boy.
Oscar was bullied throughout his school years.
Oscar started boxing at age six, with his brother and cousin.
Oscar: I felt when I landed my punches I could see I was hurting him. If I hadn't pressed the fight, there would be no fight.
Oscar: I felt I won the fight. I landed the harder, crisper punches.
Floyd Mayweather Sr.: I thought Oscar won the fight on points, threw more punches and was more aggressive. My son had good defense and caught a lot of his punches, but I still thought Oscar pressed enough to win the fight. (On the fight between his son and Oscar De La Hoya.)
Oscar De La Hoya: No, I don't buy that it's his last fight. I don't think he's prepared to retire. So, he might announce it, but I'm sure he'll come back. I think, with fighters, the reason why they keep coming back and fighting is financially, because they have to, and because you feel you haven't fulfilled all of your goals or you can still do more, you're not satisfied. I think he is not prepared to call it quits. (On the speculation of Floyd Mayweather Jr. retiring.)
Oscar: Mayorga plans on a knockout in the sixth, I just laugh at his cockiness. While he may portray an animal, I will out box him any day.
Oscar: Ricardo Mayorga has the foulest mouth I have ever heard. The things that have come from his mouth about my wife, are troubling, to say the least.
Oscar: I thought of ending my boxing career after my mother died, I was so depressed. After much thought, and reflection, I realized that she would want me to be the best.
Oscar: I share all parts of my life with my wife, Millie. She understands how important a close family is to me, and is willing to do whatever it takes to spend time together.
Oscar: My father, Joel wasn't the type of man who told me 'Son, I love you'. I don't think that he ever did. I knew he loved me, but never really expressed it. So, every opportunity that I get, I tell my kids that I love them.
Oscar: Just like I've had bumps in the road in boxing, I've had those same bumps in my personal life.
Oscar: Sure, it will be a challenge to fight after an eleven and a half year break, but that's what life is composed of, all of the challenges.