Oscar De La Hoya

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De La Hoya Hangs Up Gloves

(Newser) - Boxer Oscar De La Hoya called it quits today after an electrifying career, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Knowing that you’re never going to compete again is a tough decision,” said De La Hoya, 36, who earned the nickname “Golden Boy” in a victorious 1992 Olympics... More »

Mayweather Jr. Quits Before Big Match

39-0 boxer forgoes $20 million payoff

(Newser) - Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is hanging up his gloves, nixing a high-profile rematch against Oscar De La Hoya, ESPN.com reports. “This decision was not an easy one for me to make,” the welterweight champ said. “However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for... More »

Mosley Knew He Was Doping: BALCO Chief

Says boxing champ took steroids for de la Hoya bout

(Newser) - Shane Mosley was perfectly aware he had taken steroids before defeating Oscar de la Hoya in 2003, claims convicted steroid dealer Victor Conte. "He knew what he was taking and I told him that before he took it," BALCO founder Conte said. The prizefighter says he never knowingly... More »

Stripper Sues de la Hoya for Coercion

Seeks $100M for being forced to recant on fishnet photos

(Newser) - A Russian stripper is suing Oscar de la Hoya for $100 million, claiming he coerced her to say embarrassing photos of the married boxer cavorting with her in drag were fakes. Milana Dravnel, who said she met the Golden Boy at Scores and saw him a couple of times a... More »

Mayweather Outpoints De La Hoya

Undefeated challenger takes 12-round split decision

(Newser) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. captured Oscar De La Hoya's WBC super welterweight title last night in Las Vegas, recording a 12-round split decision and running his record to 38-0.  Two of the three judges gave one of the richest fights in boxing history to the 3-2 underdog, who has won... More »

De La Hoya's The Pretty, Pretty Favorite

Photogenic boxer is hot, but can title fight heat up boxing?

(Newser) - In the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. title fight, the defending champion with the winning smile is the overwhelming people's favorite. And the bout is for more than just the WBC light middleweight crown. It's projected to shatter pay-per-view records and perhaps even rejuvenate boxing—a notion De La... More »

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