Name: Oscar De La Hoya
Sport: Boxing
DOB: 2/4/1973
Birthplace: Montebello, Calif.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: James A. Garfield High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1992); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (lightweight)
Personal: Son of Mexican immigrant parents...Grandfather was an amateur fighter and father boxed professionally...Idol was fellow hall of fame inductee Sugar Ray Leonard...Became involved in community service, establishing a nonprofit foundation and a youth boxing center in his old neighborhood in Los Angeles...Released a music album in both English and Spanish entitled, “Oscar”...Retired from boxing in 2009...In addition to boxing promotions, De La Hoya created a real estate venture called Golden Boy Partners, which builds retail, commercial and residential developments in urban Latino communities...Owner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine...Co-owner of the Houston Dynamos soccer team...Wrote a book in 2008 entitled, “American Son: My Story”...Father of five children, Atiana, Jacob, Oscar, Nina and Devon.