Shane Mosley aka "Sugar" Losses for Oscar De La Hoya He lost to WBC Welterweight champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley in an intriguing fight after destroying Derrell Coley in the seventh round for the IBA welterweight belt. Oscar returned to the ring after an eight-month layoff and won four consecutive contests in three years. In 2001, he defeated Felix Trinidad for the WBC Lightweight title.
De La Hoya is considered by many to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. He was a two-time Golden Gloves champion and a member of the United States national boxing team. After retiring as a fighter in 2005, he has worked as a coach and manager since then. He managed his brother Robert De La Hoya during his winning campaign in 2003.
Their father, who was also a boxer, died when Oscar was just a young boy. This probably explains why he chose to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxer himself. He started out at the age of 16 with World Class Boxing, which at the time was the largest boxing organization in the world. Over the next six years, he went on to win multiple championships across several different weight classes. In 1992, at the age of 22, he decided to move up to the Lightweight division where he stayed for four more years. During that time, he became the WBC Lightweight champion once again after defeating Jorge Linares in a rematch.
39 victories Oscar De La Hoya, who boxed professionally from 1992 to 2008, had a memorable career, winning world titles in numerous weight classes. He retired with a record of 39 victories (including 30 knockouts) and only six defeats, and he was a part of some of the biggest pay-per-view bonanzas of his period.
De La Hoya started out as a junior lightweight and by 1995, he had already won the WBC light middleweight title. In 1997, he captured the WBA super welterweight championship and two years later, he moved up in weight and took home the WBO light heavyweight crown. In addition to these championships, he also has the reputation of being one of the best boxers in history without ever having held a world title. He is also a three-time champion at light middleweight, a two-time champion at super welterweight and a one-time champion at light heavyweight. His resume is certainly impressive but what makes him even more worthy of admiration is that he finished his career with a record of 39-6-1 (knockout wins only).
After retiring from boxing, De La Hoya got involved in politics and in 2015, he became the president of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (World Wrestling Entertainment).
Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, and DAZN: What went wrong? Canelo Alvarez, right, has filed a lawsuit against his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, left, and his broadcaster, DAZN. Getty Images/Ethan Miller
After defending his lineal and WBC welterweight belts seven times, De La Hoya faced rival and IBF Champion Felix Trinidad (35-0) on September 18, 1999, in one of the greatest pay-per-view events in history, setting a non-heavyweight fight record.
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Oscar De La Hoya became boxing's "Golden Boy" after winning a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics. He has won five boxing titles in five different weight classes since then, placing him among the sport's best. He is widely regarded as the finest modern American boxer.
After turning pro in 1995, he quickly emerged as a major star, winning the WBC lightweight title in his first attempt at that weight class. He defended it three times before moving up to the welterweight division, where he has remained since. His record there is perfect with 13 wins and no losses.
In addition to its annual award for best actor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives out other awards, such as film awards, television awards, and so on. The Oscars are given out annually by the members of the academy itself and are considered one of the most important events in Hollywood culture. The Oscars were created in 1927 by the movie industry itself who wanted to give a prize for excellence in filmmaking. Until then, only two prizes had been given out previously: one for best director and another for best actress or actor. The first annual ceremony was held in February 1928 and honored Walt Disney for his movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Since then, every year almost all of the films released in the previous year have been nominated for an Oscar.
Oscar de la Hoya, a former world champion, has announced that he would return to boxing in July, 13 years after quitting. In a 16-year career, the 48-year-old captured 11 titles in six weight classes and is recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters. In 2008, he was defeated by Manny Pacquiao in his final bout. Since then, he has been working as a television analyst for ESPN.
De la Hoya's return is expected to draw significant attention from both fans and media members because of his illustrious career. The boxer who grew up in Los Angeles' poor San Fernando Valley neighborhood has always been admired by many for his athletic skills and work ethic. He began training at age 14 and became a professional at 17. Within three years, he had compiled a record of 29-0 and become World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Champion.
His success did not stop there; over the next seven years, he went on to capture eight more championships: five WBC belts and three Intercontinental Crowns. As part of his deal with ESPN, de la Hoya will be featured on various programs including "Friday Night Fights", "World Series of Boxing" and "Boxing After Dark".
In 2007, de la Hoya was defeated by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in his final bout before retiring. Since then, he has been working as an analyst for ESPN.
Floyd Mayweather defeated Oscar De La Hoya in one of the biggest boxing matches ever in 2007. Mayweather improved to 38-0 and became a five-weight world champion. De La Hoya lost for the first time in his career.
Why is this important now? Because many people believe that this match created a bubble that caused boxing's popularity to rise dramatically. Indeed, just before and after this match, several other high-profile fights were scheduled. These included Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Kevin Randleman, and Bernard Hopkins vs. John Ruiz.
Mayweather vs. De La Hoya was considered by many to be the fight that saved boxing. However, only time will tell if this claim is true or not. What is known is that this match brought in millions of viewers, which at the time was a new record for HBO.