Oscar De La Hoya is a former American professional boxer. He is of Mexican descent. He retired from his official boxing career a few years back and is now working as a boxing promoter and investor.
Oscar De La Hoya has an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2020. He achieved his net worth through his professional boxing career. After his retirement, he has become a successful boxing promoter and his net worth is increasing with each passing day.
Oscar De La Hoya was born on February 4, 1973, in East Los Angeles, California. Oscar De La Hoya is a pop culture celebrity. He was born into a boxing family and won the national Junior Olympics at the age of 15. Oscar’s mother was suffering from breast cancer and passed away before Oscar won Olympic Gold Medalist. De La Hoya graduated from James A. Garfield High School.
Oscar is known as “The Golden Boy,” as he has several wins to his name and only a few losses. De La Hoya scored a first-round knockout victory when he made his debut. He had an extremely successful run during his first year as a professional boxer. De La Hoya won World Boxing Organization (WBO) and knocked out Jimmi Bredahl during a fight with him.
De La Hoya faced challenges while competing with the popular Mexican fighters, Julio Cesar Chavez. De La Hoya. He faced Felix Trinidad during a game and that match was one of the most talked-about fights because both the boxers were popular at that time.
Trinidad won against De La Hoya and he experienced his first loss ever. Oscar lost once again to Sugar Shane Mosley, and at that time he took some time off from his boxing career. He returned to the ring and beat Arturo Gatti in his first flight of the year.
When he was 28, Oscar De La Hoya became the youngest boxer to win five world titles. He announced that he was getting retirement on April 14, 2009. The rumors about his potential fight with Julio César Chávez Jr came to rest when he announced his retirement.
Oscar De La Hoya had a successful and long boxing career. His career lasted from (1992-2009). He achieved 10 world titles and won many championships. He won 17 world champions and was considered to be the top money-maker during his professional boxing career. He was also a marquee fighter for HBO cable television. Oscar De La Hoya is one of the most popular boxers to date even after he has retired.
De La Hoya opened Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center after his mother passed away due to breast cancer. His family also donated $350,000 to a cancer center. Oscar also donated $3.5 million to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School.
De La Hoya met his current wife in 2000 and they dated for a year. Millie Corretjer got married to his girlfriend in October 2001. The couple has two children together, Oscar Gabriel (b. 2005) and Nina Lauren (b. 2007). De La Hoya also has three other children from his previous relationships.