49-Year-Old Oscar De La Hoya’s Absurd Birthday Pictures With Girlfriend Holly Sonders Released

Published 02/04/2022, 9:00 AM EST
Oscar De La Hoya weighs in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming fight on May 5, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet for Mayorga’s WBC Junior Middleweight Championship tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/WireImage)

Former world champion turned promoter, Oscar De La Hoya has turned 49 and seems to be living his life, just the way he did back in his thirties. ‘The Golden Boy’ promoter has found his itch back to return into boxing action and is calling out several people for a possible scrap. Although he doesn’t really need to put his life at stake any longer, the four-division titlist seems energized about his potential resurrection.

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Well, ‘The Golden Boy’ has always been more than just an in-ring menace. From setting fitness goals to flaunting his larger-than-life personality, De La Hoya has always been an eye-candy to non-boxing fans. He continues to reflect the same energy, even to this day.

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Oscar De La Hoya celebrated his 49 birthday with his girlfriend, Holly Sonders, and sent several fans into a frenzy. His partner posted multiple pictures of the boxer with his birthday cake. Interestingly, the couple grabbed most of the attention due to their unique fashion sense.

In the caption, Sonders wrote, “You deserve alllll the cake you want.”

De La Hoya also posted an image on his social media, wishing himself a happy birthday. That said, the celebration time may be over soon as the year 2022 can be extremely demanding for Oscar De La Hoya. Apart from his own in-ring goals, he has to work effectively as a promoter.

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Per reports, Oscar De La Hoya is willing to rematch former nemesis, Floyd Mayweather. His prime goal seems to be bagging a lucrative payday. But Mayweather has shown no interest in it. Therefore, De La Hoya may have to focus solely on his promotional stunts.

Oscar De La Hoya and his responsibilities as a promoter

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De La Hoya’s former prizefighter Canelo Alvarez doesn’t appear interested in re-joining forces with ‘The Golden Boy’ promotions. Although Oscar De La Hoya still wants him back, the same may not happen soon. It verifies former WBC lightweight champion, Ryan Garcia, as the biggest name in De La Hoya’s stable.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Oscar De La Hoya speaking to the media during the CANELO VS. ROCKY Final Press Conference at Madison Square Garden Dcember 13, 2018 in New York City . (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Garcia has been out of action for over a year and still doesn’t have an official fight onboard. Thus, it complicates De La Hoya’s position as a promoter who needs to finalize a worthy opponent for ‘KingRy’.

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De La Hoya had pressed for a fight between Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz a few weeks back. It didn’t meet fruition and ‘The Golden Boy’ shall now turn his attention towards other viable lightweight contenders.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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