Oscar de la Hoya | Biography

Posted On: 03 Aug, 2014


Oscar de la Hoya | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth February 04, 1973
Age 44 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Professional Boxer
Wife/Spouse Millie Corretjer
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White(Mixed)
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Net Worth $175 Million Dollars
Height 5' 10" (1.77 m)
Weight 145 lbs
Children/Kids Atiana de la Hoya(daughter), Devon De La Hoya(son), Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya(daughter), Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya(son), Jacob De La Hoya(son)

Popularly known as “The Golden Boy”, Oscar De La Hoya is an Ex-American Professional boxer was born in Montebello, Los Angeles, California on February 4, 1973. Within short span of time, he is well known for his victory in six different weight classes boxing competition which was his popular televised fights that brought lots of entertaining and thrilling winning moments. De La Hoya won his first Olympic Gold Medal at the age of 17 in 1992, the success boosted his confident and later on, he went on to win 10 world titles and defeated 17 world champions. In the history of sports, he is considered to be one of the most popular boxers, winning the hearts of millions of people and generating lots of revenue from his pay per view fights which is estimated to be net worth of $696 million. The founder of a combat sport promotional firm called “Golden Boy Promotions”, De La Hoya becomes the first American of Hispanic descent to possess a national boxing promotional firm and before his retirement in 2009, he took active role in bringing the firm into limelight.

The ancestry of Hoya is originally from Mexico, his parents moved to United States before he was born. The son of professional boxer moreover his was also an amateur fighter in 1940, so his family was surrounded by the common ground of boxing fever. Slowly, De La Hoya’s also began dream and make a career like his father; he started boxing at the age of 6, soon he won the national Junior Olympic 119 pound title and 125 pound title at the age of 15. He was able to conquer the national Golden Gloves title and became the youngest U.S. boxer ever of winning a gold medal. The news of his mother having cancer didn’t make the victory deserving to him and after she died she had hoped that her son would one day win Olympic gold. So, the determination and mother’s faith made him to stronger and later on, he became successful to kiss the glory of his life time achievements. His intensified glories drag him the title of Golden Boy.

In the year 1998, he had faced certain issues regarding the case accused in a lawsuit of rape, and the plaintiff raised against him as culprit who raped woman. But later on, the court settled the case in 2001. De La Hoya married Millie Corretjer on October 5, 2001 and his wife gave birth to three children altogether. He already had other three kids from previous relationship; they are Jacob, Devon and Atiana. After being engaged with Millie Corretjer since then there are no issues regarding divorce between the couple. De La Hoya addresses about his retirement from Boxing Career on March 24, 2012 and stated to have normal life by ending career path.

5 feet 10 inches tall in height, has got masculine body with V-shaped structure, enormous biceps and quick attack fists are the credibility of the De La Hoya that made him the six time world champion. Former champion De La Hoya accepted the scandal which he faced after several photos were released in the internet wearing fishnets, lingerie and high heels and had confessed the truth.

For more information we can simply go to wiki as well as we can see Oscar De La Hoya career records in the official website www.boxrec.com/ and also we can find his latest updates in the social networking sites such as twitter and Facebook.