Famous Birthdays, Oscar De La Hoya!

Golden Boy Promotions is the promotional firm of boxing great Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya. Did you know he is the first American of Hispanic descent to own a national boxing promotional firm? Can you guess the record of the firm in pay-per-view hits, and when this happened?

Born February 4, 1973, Oscar De La Hoya is a retired American boxer of Mexican descent. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy”, he won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from Garfield High School. He comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr., and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers.

Officially announcing his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009, he had defeated 17 world champions and won ten world titles in six different weight classes upon retiring.

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