Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya


2/4/1973, Montebello, California (USA)

Birth Name

Oscar De La Hoya



Also Known As

The Golden Boy
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Oscar is a professional boxer and the first to have won championship belts in six different weight classes.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.