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“I Have to Say It Out Loud to Free Myself”: Tired of Living a Dark Life for “45 Years”, Oscar De La Hoya Promises “No F***Ing Sugar Coating” in New 2-Part Documentary

Published 06/10/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Documentaries about well-known people have become way too common these days, and although they should feel raw and honest, they mostly come out as infomercials. However, that’s not what the director Fernando Villena is going for, with the candid retelling of Oscar De La Hoya‘s story, in the form of a two-part documentary series, “Golden Boy”.

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De La Hoya went no-holds-bar for this one, as he tried to present his real self, for the first time, in front of the world. He even talked personally to the executive producers, Mark Wahlberg and Mario Lopez, to keep the story as real as possible. According to Variety, the first part of the series reveals some of the lies that he’s told the world and digs up some painful childhood traumas. It also involves some interviews with his close family members, who also came out frank when talking about the 11-time title holder.

In the second part, his infamous photo of donning lingerie gets the explanation, and it also covers the topic where the boxer talks about the journey of his substance abuse phase.


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Oscar De La Hoya is “proud” of himself

‘The Golden Boy’ is done with the shoot of his all-new 2-part documentary series. It’s scheduled to air on HBO Max from July 24th, 2023. The trailer is out, and De La Hoya shares the trailer with his fans on Twitter and wrote above the video, “So proud of myself for putting it all on the line.


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In the trailer too, De La Hoya discloses that he’s ready to show the whole world his actual self. He has decided that he won’t be hiding behind the lies anymore, instead, he’ll come out clean about everything. The renowned actor, Mark Wahlberg has given De La Hoya a new lease on life through this series. He stated that he will be expressing his true feelings and emotions through the medium of this series. He said, “There’s no f***ing sugar coating anything. I’m just tired of it, so I have to speak. I have to say it out loud to free myself.


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He claimed that it was the only way left if he wants to accept himself in the public eye. He uttered, “That’s the only way. That’s the only f***ing way because the last 45 years have been pretty dark.” Furthermore, ‘The Golden Boy’ is going to be 77 minutes long. Villena and his team have worked really hard to bring forth the story of one of the most accomplished boxers of his time.


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Are you excited about this new piece of entertainment? Would you be watching ‘The Golden Boy’? Let us know in the comments section.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.

Edited By: Snigdhaa Jaiswal