Oscar De La Hoya is a former professional boxer turned boxing promoter. Arguably the best boxer of his generation, the 10-time world champion formed his own promotional company. He is the founder and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, which is one of the best promotional companies right now.
De La Hoya began boxing at the age of 6 since boxing ran in his family. His grandfather was an amateur boxer, while his father boxed professionally. His amateur career is one of the most impressive you will come across. At 15 he won the Junior National Olympic title in the 199 lbs pound weight class. The next year he won the 125 lbs title. He followed this up with gold medals in the Golden Gloves and Goodwill Games.
His amateur career peaked in 1992. The boxer achieved his mother’s dream when he won the Gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. This was the star of De La Hoya’s stardom.
He turned professional shortly after his triumph and fought in the super-featherweight category. However, in the course of his career, De La Hoya fought right up to the middleweight category. In the process he racked up 10 different world titles and was arguably the best boxer in that era. Ultimately, De La Hoya hung up his gloves in 2009.
He started Golden Boy Promotions in 2002 and has used his expertise to build it up as one of the most successful promotions in the sport. The company represents the likes of Ryan Garcia, Jorge Linares, among others.
The American’s professional record at the time of retirement was 39-6-0. Out of his 39 victories, 30 were knockouts. This gives De La Hoya a 66% knockout rate. However, it is his record of 10-world titles that really separated him from his peers.
De La Hoya was not just a professional boxer, but also a highly marketable asset. Over the course of his career, he made $700 million through PPV. This was possible because of the high-profile names that De La Hoya took on. He fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosely, Julio Cesar Chavez, among others.
As of January 2021, De La Hoya is seriously considering a return to the sport at the ripe-old-age of 47. However, there is no announcement on who his next fight could be.
De La Hoya established his own foundation in 1995, with the aim of improving the quality of life for the people of his hometown, in East Los Angeles. Over the years, the foundation has partnered with multiple other organizations to render help to the needy.
The Oscar De La Hoya foundation now provides help and assistance to Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center, and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
They continue to work with the various school programs to provide underprivileged children with the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
De La Hoya and his siblings have also started the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Centre in memory of their late mother. The aim being to help those who cannot afford to get the help they need with their sickness. And the family donated in excess of $350,000 to the institution.
According to celebritynetworth.com, the famous boxer’s net worth is an estimated $200 million as of January 2021. At present, his main source of income is his business.
However, the major chunk of his wealth was earned during his fighting days. With lucrative fights against the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, and others, his stock rose to new heights.
|Height||5 10 ½ “|
|Address/Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Achievements||Former WBO super-featherweight champion, WBO lightweight champion, IBF lightweight champion, WBC super-lightweight champion, WBC welterweight champion, IBA world welterweight champion, WBC world super-welterweight champion, WBA world super-welterweight champion, IBA world super-welterweight champion, WBA world middleweight champion.|