Oscar De La Hoya news features “The Golden Boy’s” induction to the International Boxing Hall-Of-Fame on Sunday. The ceremony took place in Canastota, New York, with two other ring legends: Puerto Rico’s Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe of Wales.
The six-division world champion, who also won the gold medal for the United States in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, was rightfully thankful for the support of his friends and family.
“Today marks an incredible personal achievement,” De La Hoya said during his induction speech.
“But it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans,” Oscar De La Hoya said on the latest news.
Oscar De La Hoya holds one of the most illustrious careers in all of boxing. Apart from winning world titles at the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight divisions, he was also involved in the highest-grossing pay-per-view event in the sport’s history in 2007 against Floyd Mayweather.
The said event garnered around $2.5 million pay-per-view buys.
“The Golden Boy” also founded one of the biggest boxing promotions in the world in 2002, Golden Boy Promotions. In the process of its rise to mainstream fame, he has had an unspoken rift between fellow promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank Promotions.
But as he moves forward as the lastest Oscar De La Hoya news reveal that he has expressed his openness to patch things up with his long-time rival.
“We must put aside the egos that have damaged our brand and sullied our reputation,” De La Hoya said. “We, the promoters, must stop carrying petty grudges that serve no purpose but to divide our sport.”
“And most important, we must give the fans the fights that they want,” he added.
Oscar De La Hoya retired from professional boxing competition in 2008, right after an eight-round dominant defeat in the hands of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.