Oscar De La Hoya – also known as “The Golden Boy” – was born in Los Angeles, California to a Mexican family with a proud boxing history. He grew up to become one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of his generation.
Throughout an illustrious career, Oscar won gold at the ’92 Barcelona Olympic Games and claimed ten world boxing titles across six weight classes. Oscar also founded Golden Boy Promotions – a boxing and MMA promotional firm whose reach also extends into the world of MLS soccer as Oscar became co-owner of MLS Western Conference team, Houston Dynamo.
Since retiring in 2009, Oscar De La Hoya has become recognized as an astute businessman through his company Golden Boy Promotions and a selfless philanthropist, refocusing much of his energy to revitalize the East LA neighborhood De La Hoya grew up in. Oscar’s humanitarian work continues to improve the daily lives of Los Angeles’ Latino population through educational programs and urban regeneration projects which target underserved inner-city communities.