known all over the world for his looks, talent in the ring and
his great sportsmanship. He is one of the best fighters in the
field of boxing and a good role model for young children in
the world today.
Oscar De La Hoya lives and was born in East Los
Angeles, California on February 4, 1973. His parents
names are Joel, a former professional boxer from Durango,
Mexico, and Dona Cecilia De La Hoya. His mother,
Cecilia, passed away in her late thirties when breast cancer
attacked her body. Oscar is the youngest boy in the family.
He has an older brother name Joel, Jr., and a little sister
name Maria. As a boy, Oscar never did like fighting or any
physical sports. (Oscar, 1) He never looked like a type of
person that would like those kind of things. Every Time he
got into a fight with another kid, he always ran immediately
to his house and cried. Don Joel, his father did not think
much of it. For the fifth or sixth time, however, Don Joel
started to believe that his son had a problem because, not
fighting back when attacked was hardly a Mexican custom.
So he decided that the best medicine for his disgrace,
within the family, was to bring Oscar to visit a boxing gym.
After all, Don Joel himself got the same medicine from his
father, who had boxed in Mexico in the amateur ranks in
Oscar first saw boxing gloves when he was five years old.
From then on he was a boxer all his life. He started winning
awards and trophies when he was eleven years old. Oscar
De La Hoya never went to college, he finished high school
and focused all his energy on his boxing. As an amateur,
De La Hoya spent the early mornings running through the
streets of East Los Angeles to train.
Oscar De La Hoya, also known as " Golden Boy", first
captured America's hearts by becoming the only American
boxer to win an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1992 summer
games. Oscar... [continues]
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