Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth
Who is Oscar De La Hoya?
Oscar De La Hoya is a famous American Boxing promoter. He is a professionally successful former boxer. From 1992 to 2008 he competed in several competitions and won lots of medals and titles including Olympic gold medal. He holds both the Mexican and American citizenship. Hoya is mostly recognized by his nickname “The Golden Boy”. This very talented boxer was born on 4th February 1973. In the year of 1992, he represented the US in the Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the division of lightweight boxers just after the completion of his graduation from “James A. Garfield High School”. Hoya has won numerous international titles in 6 different weight divisions such as “Lineal Championship” in 3 weight divisions. He was ranked 16th among the best boxers of all time.
Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth:
Oscar won an approximate total wealth of $200 million as of now. He generated near about $700 million in “pay-per-view” income. Once he became the highest “pay-per-view” earner. He is the top-earning boxer in the history of boxing. He has made huge money from different boxing competitions and as a businessman.
Oscar De La Hoya Life History:
Oscar was born in East Los Angeles in California. He has come from a true boxing family. His grandfather, father and brother all were boxers. He went to the “James A. Garfield High School” and completed his graduation for there. Right after the completion of his graduate degree, Hoya started to perform as a professional boxer. Basically, he started to perform as a boxer from his teenage times. In the year of 1989, he won the national “Golden Glove” title in the bantamweight class.
Oscar De La Hoya is known for:
On 23rd November 1992, Hoya made his professional debut and a victory. At his age of 20, he won his first international title in his 12th fight where he defeated Jimmy Bredahl. Thus he won the “WBOsuper featherweight” title. Then he defended the title by defeating Giorgio Campanella within 3 rounds.
Hoya won the vacant “WBO Lightweight title” by knocking out Jorge Paez in the 2nd round on 29th July 1994. He defeated John-John Molina on the first defense.
On 7th June 1996, Oscar De La Hoya won the lineal and WBC light welterweight championship when he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexican legend). He defended his title successfully by stopping Miguel Angel Gonzalez. Gonzalez was the number one light welterweight champion and former undefeated WBC Lightweight Champion.
In 1997, Hoya moved to the welterweight division. Then he fought with Parnell Whitaker but that was a difficult fight. He won a controversial 12 round fight and grabbed to lineal & WBC titles. He then became the top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter of Ring Magazine.
He also became champion in the light middleweight and middleweight titles.
Oscar has announced his retirement on 14th April 2009.
Oscar De La Hoya Political/Business Affiliation:
Oscar has become boxing promoter after his retirement from the professional fights. In the year of 2002, Hoya founded a contest sports promotional firm – “Golden Boy Promotions” which is the first sports firm won by an American-Mexican descended.