Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya
Nickname(s) The Golden Boy
Rated at Super Featherweight
Light Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (179 cm)
Nationality American
Born February 4, 1973 (1973-02-04) (age 38)
East Los Angeles, California, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 45
Wins 39
Wins by KO 30
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0

Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973 in East Los Angeles, California)[1][2] is a retired Mexican American boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy", De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from Garfield High School. De La Hoya comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr., and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers. De La Hoya was The Ring's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's top-rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world in 1997 & 1998. De La Hoya officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009.

De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won 6 world titles in six different weight classes.[3][4] He has also generated more money than any other boxer in the history of the sport,[5] an estimated $696 million pay-per-view income.[6]

De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Promotions, a combat sport promotional firm. He is the first American of Hispanic descent to own a national boxing promotional firm and one of the few boxers to take on promotional responsibilities while still active.[7]


Amateur career

De La Hoya's amateur career included 234 wins, 163 by knockout, with only six losses. Of those six losses, one came at the hands of Shane Mosley.[8] In 1989, he won the National Golden Gloves title in the bantamweight division. In 1990, at the age of 17, he won the U.S. National Championship at featherweight and was the youngest U.S. boxer at that year’s Goodwill Games, winning a gold medal. The joy of victory was tempered by the news that his mother, Cecilia, was terminally ill with breast cancer. She died in October 1990, expressing the hope that her son would one day become an Olympic gold medalist.

The following year, De La Hoya won the U.S. Amateur Boxing National Championship in the lightweight division and he was named "Boxer of the Year" by U.S.A. boxing. With the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, approaching, De La Hoya turned his mother’s dream into a strong focus for his training. After an upset victory in the first round over the Cuban boxer Julio Gonzalez, De La Hoya defeated Marco Rudolph of Germany to win gold and become the only U.S. boxer to take home a medal from Barcelona. The U.S. media publicized his quest to fulfill his mother's dying wish and dubbed him with the nickname "The Golden Boy", which has remained with him throughout his career.[9][10][11]

Professional career

Junior Lightweight title

On 23 November 1992, De La Hoya made his professional debut by scoring a first round TKO victory. In his twelfth professional fight, he won his first world title at age 20, stopping Jimmy Bredahl (16-0) in the tenth round to win the WBO junior lightweight title.[12] He defended the title once, stopping Giorgio Campanella (20-0) in three rounds.

Lightweight title

On 29 July 1994, he knocked out Jorge Páez (53-6-4) in the second round to win the WBO lightweight title. In his first title defense, he defeated John-John Molina (36-3), who had recently vacated his IBF junior lightweight title, by unanimous decision. On 6 May 1995, De La Hoya defeated IBF lightweight champion Rafael Ruelas (43-1-0) in a unification bout. De La Hoya knocked Ruelas down twice before the fight was stopped in the second round. The IBF then ordered De La Hoya to defend against Miguel Julio. He relinquished the IBF title, and defended the WBO title against undefeated Genaro Hernandez (32-0-1), who relinquished the WBA junior lightweight title to fight De La Hoya.[13] Hernandez quit after six rounds because of a broken nose. In his sixth and final defense of the WBO lightweight title, he knocked out Jesse James Leija (30-1-2) in two rounds.

Light Welterweight title

On June 7, 1996, Oscar De La Hoya fought Mexican legend Julio César Chávez (96-1-1) for the Lineal & WBC super lightweight championships. De la Hoya, with a record of 21-0 with 19 KOs, defeated Chavez by a fourth round TKO. The fight was stopped due to a bad cut suffered by Chavez. Until their rematch in 1998, Chávez stated that De La Hoya did not defeat him since the fight was stopped. De La Hoya successfully defended his titles with a twelve round unanimous decision against undefeated former WBC lightweight champion and number one super lightweight contender Miguel Ángel González (41-0-0).

Welterweight title

On 12 March 1997, De La Hoya moved up to the welterweight division and fought Pernell Whitaker (40-1-1).[14] The fight proved to be a difficult one. De La Hoya won a disputed twelve round unanimous decision to capture the Lineal and WBC titles. He also became the Ring Magazine's number one ranked pound-for-pound fighter.[15]

On 13 September 1997, he defeated Héctor Camacho (63-3-1) by unanimous decision. On 8 September 1998, he fought a rematch with Julio César Chávez (100-2-2) and defeated him by eighth round TKO. In his next bout, he faced undefeated former WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey (34-0-1) and won by split decision. He then defeated Oba Carr (48-2-1) by eleventh round TKO.

After seven defenses of his Lineal and WBC welterweight titles, De La Hoya fought rival and IBF champion Félix Trinidad (35-0) on 18 September 1999, in one of the biggest pay-per-view events in history, setting a record for a non-heavyweight fight. Oscar handily won the early rounds but faded down the stretch and especially in the championship rounds. DeLaHoya virtually gave away the last four rounds of the fight attempting to avoid a late Trinidad rush. Trinidad was ultimately awarded a majority decision. The judges scorecards came under question after the decision. Fans and boxing analysts called for a rematch, which never happened.

On 26 February 2000, De La Hoya knocked out Derrell Coley (34-1-2) in a IBA title eliminator. The WBC, and IBA awarded De La Hoya the welterweight title, which he lost to Shane Mosley (34-0) by a split decision on 17 June 2000, given De La Hoya ther first sound defeat of his pro career.

De La Hoya took promoter Bob Arum to court in the fall of 2000, trying to break his contract with the promoter. The courts ruled in favor of the Golden Boy in February 2001. Tempers flared during the battle and reached a low in March 2001, when De La Hoya called Arum racist in a newspaper interview, and then apologized for the remarks.

“I don't have blue eyes and I am not white, but a Mexican arriving on the cusp of fame, and that is what they do not support,” De La Hoya told La Opinion in 2001. “Bob Arum's people hope I lose because they can't see a Mexican above them, and also that he defeated one of the biggest Jews to come out of Harvard.”[16]

De La Hoya defeated Arturo Gatti (33-4) by fifth round TKO on 24 March 2001. He then moved up to super welterweight, challenging the Spanish WBC super welterweight champion Javier Castillejo. De La Hoya dominated the fight, winning almost every round and knocking Castillejo (51-4) down with ten seconds to go to win the title by a unanimous decision.

Rivalry with Vargas

De La Hoya did fight for the 15 months, and in this time the rivalry between him and WBA junior middleweight champion "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas (22-1) grew. They knew each other as amateurs and it is said the rivalry began when Vargas was angered by De La Hoya laughing at him after he fell into a snowbank. De La Hoya said he would never fight him. Eventually, however, De La Hoya accepted a match. The fight was scheduled for early 2002, but De La Hoya had to withdraw because of a hand injury.

The unification bout, labeled "Bad Blood", finally took place on 14 September 2002, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The fight was even for the first six rounds, with Vargas landing punches on the ropes in the odd rounds, while De La Hoya outboxed him in the even rounds. De La Hoya took over the fight in the seventh round, and hurt Vargas with a left hook in the tenth. In the next round, De La Hoya knocked Vargas down with a left hook, and stopped him moments later. The win is widely considered to be the biggest of De La Hoya's career. Vargas tested positive for stanozolol after the fight.

De La Hoya defended his unified title against Yori Boy Campas (80-5) with a sixth round knockout and then faced Shane Mosley (38-2) in a rematch. The fight, billed as "Retribution" and staged at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, was more of a boxing match than their first encounter, and many rounds were close. The fight was close and in keeping with past DeLaHoya big fights, Oscar would fade late into the fight and Mosley was able to edge out a points win. Mosley was later connected to the BALCO Labs steroid scandal. Jeff Novitzky, a lead investigator on the BALCO case, reported that documents seized from the lab show that Mosley received "the clear" and "the cream", both designer steroids. Mosley reportedly began his doping regimen prior to his rematch with Oscar De La Hoya.[17] Mosley would later admit to using performance-enhancing drugs from BALCO for this bout, saying he thought they were legal supplements.[18]

Moving up to Middleweight

De la Hoya next challenged Felix Sturm (20-0) for the WBO middleweight title on 5 June 2004. De La Hoya was awarded a unanimous decision, becoming the first boxer in history to win world titles in six different weight divisions. All three judges scored the bout 115-113 in favor of De La Hoya. The decision was controversial. Compubox counted Sturm as landing 234 of 541 punches, while counting De La Hoya as landing 188 of 792.[19]

De La Hoya–Hopkins

De la Hoya fought Bernard Hopkins (44-2-1) in a unification match on 18 September 2004 in Las Vegas. Hopkins held the WBC, WBA, and IBF middleweight titles and was considered by many to be the number one pound for pound fighter in the world. Although the fight was at a catchweight of 158 pounds (72 kg), many thought De La Hoya was too small for the weight class, and Hopkins was considered a heavy favorite.

Several days before the fight, De la Hoya's hand was cut when his hand wraps were being cut off after training. The cut required eleven stitches.

De La Hoya fought a tactical fight. After eight rounds, De La Hoya was ahead 77-75 on one scorecard. He was behind 78-74 and 79-73 on the other two scorecards. In the ninth round, Hopkins knocked out De La Hoya with a left hook to the body. It was the first time in De La Hoya's career that he was knocked out.

De la Hoya later said he couldn't get up because the pain of a well placed livershot is unbearable. Despite losing, De La Hoya made over $30 million from the fight.

Bob Arum claimed De La Hoya took a dive. It didn't matter because Hopkins was going to win this bout one way or another. Like Mosley, Hopkins would get a job with Golden Boy Promotions.[20]

De La Hoya responded, "So now he's going to attack me left and right. He's going to keep saying that I took a dive against Hopkins and that I'm in this only for the money. I can't stop him from saying those things. I think he's hurt. He's hurt because I chose not to stay with him until the end of my career.[21]

The Comeback Against Mayorga

De La Hoya took a layoff of 20 months, before signing to fight WBC super welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga (27-5-1). In the buildup to the fight, Mayorga insulted everything from De La Hoya's sexuality to his wife and child,[22] but when they fought on 6 May 2006, De La Hoya knocked Mayorga down in the first minute of the fight with a left hook. He knocked him out in the sixth round to take his tenth world title.[22]

"The World Awaits"

In early 2007, De La Hoya signed to defend his title against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (37-0). De la Hoya was a two to one underdog in the fight.

The fight took place on 5 May 2007. De La Hoya pressed throughout all the rounds, doing his best when he used his left jab. Mayweather controlled the later rounds and was ultimately rewarded with a split decision victory in front of a sold-out arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Chuck Giampi saw the fight 116-112 for Mayweather, while Jerry Roth also scored it for Mayweather at 115-113. Tom Kaczmarcek ruled for De La Hoya 115-113, but it was apparent to most observers that Mayweather largely controlled the fight. The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 116-112.

Mayweather dominated the stats, connecting on 207 of his 481 total punches thrown. De La Hoya threw more punches—587—but landed only 122.[23]

On 3 May 2008, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, De La Hoya fought Steve Forbes (33-5) in a tuneup for a possible rematch with Mayweather. De La Hoya showed a more relaxed style, throwing a constant jab and always staying on his toes.[24] He opened a cut near Forbes' eye in the sixth round.[25]

On 6 June 2008, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced his retirement from boxing, effectively ending talk of a rematch.

The Dream Match

De La Hoya at MGM Grand, Las Vegas in 2008

De La Hoya faced Manny Pacquiao (47-3-2) on 6 December 2008 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., the bout was a twelve round non-title fight at the 147-pound (67 kg) welterweight limit. Although Manny Pacquiao went into the fight recognized as the leading pound for pound boxer in the world, some pundits speculated that 147 pounds could have been too far above his natural weight against the larger De La Hoya.[26] However, Pacquiao's trainer Roach was confident of a victory as he stated that De La Hoya could no longer "pull the trigger" at that stage of his career.[27] De La Hoya, who was favored to win the bout due to his size advantage, was expected to be the heavier of the two on fight night. However, though Pacquiao weighed 142 pounds (64 kg) and De La Hoya 145 pounds (66 kg) at the official weigh-in on Friday,[28] De La Hoya entered the ring at 147 pounds to Pacquiao's 148.5 pounds (67.4 kg).[29]

De La Hoya took a beating and his corner stopped the fight after the eighth round. Pacquiao was ahead on all three judges' scorecards before the stoppage, with two judges scoring the fight 80–71 and the other judge scoring it at 79–72.[30] After the bout Pacquiao's trainer Freddy Roach stated, "We knew we had him after the first round. He had no legs, he was hesitant and he was shot."[31] Confirming Roach's pre-fight predictions that he'd grown too old, De La Hoya crossed the ring to Pacquiao's corner after the bout was stopped and told Roach, "You're right Freddie. I don't have it anymore."[28] When asked by reporters whether he would continue fighting, De La Hoya responded, "My heart still wants to fight, that's for sure", De La Hoya said. "But when your physical doesn't respond, what can you do? I have to be smart and make sure I think about my future plans." During the first episode of the HBO 24/7 Pacquiao–Hatton series, Roach had said he saw IV marks on De La Hoya's arm, pointing out that he needed to be rehydrated surgically as a last resort.


De La Hoya announced his retirement on April 14, 2009, ending any speculation about a potential fight with undefeated junior middleweight Julio César Chávez Jr.

Life outside the ring

De La Hoya was accused in a lawsuit of rape in 1998. The lawsuit, filed in San Bernardino (Calif.) County Superior Court, alleged that De La Hoya raped a woman, who was 15 at the time, in a hotel room in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in June 1996.[32] The case was settled out of court in 2001.[33]

In 2000, he released a Grammy-nominated CD, entitled Oscar De La Hoya. Released through EMI International. The self-titled CD is a Latin pop album with 13 tracks in both English and Spanish written by Diane Warren and the Bee Gees.

On 5 October 2001, De La Hoya married Millie Corretjer. They have two children together. He also has a daughter, Atiana Cecilia, with Shanna Moakler.

In 2004, he debuted a clothing line of casual, and active-inspired apparel through Mervyns department stores. In the summer of 2004, De La Hoya starred in and hosted a boxing reality television series on Fox and Fox Sports Net titled The Next Great Champ.[34]

In 2005, Golden Boy Enterprises announced the formation of Golden Boy Partners, a company focused on urban development in Latino communities.[35]

This fictional picture book was the 2007 Bilingual Children's Picture Book of the year.

In 2006, De La Hoya authorized a children's picture book titled Super Oscar [36] published by Simon and Schuster and released in his name. The book was written by noted children's author Mark Shulman and illustrated by children's illustrator Lisa Kopelke. The book tells the story of young Oscar as a daydreamer, who uses his great physical ability to prepare an elaborate picnic for his entire neighborhood in just fifteen minutes. Written in English and Spanish, the book received unanimously positive reviews from the publishing review journals. Super Oscar was selected as the winner of the 2007 Latino Book Awards Best Bilingual Children's Picture Book of the year.[37]

In September, 2007, De La Hoya's company Golden Boy Enterprises acquired The Ring, KO Magazine, World Boxing Magazine and Pro Wrestling Illustrated from Kappa Publishing Group.[38]

In late 2007, photographs featuring De La Hoya cross-dressed in company of a woman not his wife were posted on a tabloid website and received extensive publicity across the internet. De la Hoya has denied the authenticity of the photos. His lawyer stated, "The photographs depicting Mr. De La Hoya's image that were posted online today by an obscure paparazzi Web site are fake. Many of the Web site's viewers (as reflected in postings on the site) identified the photos as 'a really bad photoshop job.' Unfortunately, with today's technology, anyone can make any photo seem like something other than it is."[39] In September 2007, Mila Dravnel, the woman who sold the photographs, recanted her allegations against De La Hoya and denied the authenticity of the photographs.[40] However, in May 2008, Dravnel sued De La Hoya for slander, but she dropped the lawsuit after experts determined the photographs had been digitally doctored.[41] However, in De La Hoya's August 2011 interview with Univision, he confirmed that it was indeed him in the leaked 2007 photos.[42]

On 1 May 2007, the Staples Center sports arena announced that a 7-foot (2.1 m) bronze statue of Oscar De La Hoya would join similar tributes to Los Angeles sports stars Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.[43] The statue was unveiled on 2 December 2008.[44]

In February, 2008, Golden Boy acquired a 25% stake of Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo, along with Brener International Group.[45]

De La Hoya started a charitable foundation to help underprivileged youth to education. In 2008, he donated $3.5 million to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School.[46]

In June, 2008, De La Hoya published his autobiography entitled "American Son".[47]

He is a member of the 2008 United States Olympic Hall of Fame.[48]

Oscar De La Hoya is on the front covers of the PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP versions of EASports' Fight Night Round 3.[49]

In 2008, De La Hoya starred in a commercial alongside several Mexican boxing champions for Pronosticos lottery in Mexico. The 300 film inspired commercial featured the Mexican champions battling giants and other large creatures.[50]

In early 2011, De La Hoya visited U.S. military personnel in Kuwait and Iraq under the auspices of the USO, holding boxing clinics and greeting the troops.

In May, 2011, De La Hoya acknowledged he has a problem, but the nature of the issue was not revealed. "After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws." He currently is undergoing treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.[51]

Amateur highlights

Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Gold 1992 Barcelona Lightweight
  • 1989 Gold Medalist National Golden Gloves
  • 1990 Gold Medalist US National Championships
  • 1990 Gold Medalist Goodwill Games
  • 1991 Gold Medalist US National Championships
  • 1991 Gold Medalist US Olympic Festival
  • 1992 Gold Medalist World Championships Challenge
  • 1992 Gold Medalist Olympic Games[52]

Amateur record: 224-5

Professional boxing record

39 Wins (30 knockouts), 6 Losses, 0 Draws[53]
Result Record Opponnent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 39–6 Philippines Manny Pacquiao TKO 8 (12) 2008-12-06 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Non-title fight. Fight at Welterweight.
Win 39–5 United States Stevie Forbes UD 12 2008-05-03 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California Non-title fight. Fight at 150-pound Catch weight.
Loss 38–5 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. SD 12 2007-05-05 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC World Super Welterweight title.
Win 38–4 Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga TKO 6 (12) 2006-05-06 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC World Super Welterweight title.
Loss 37–4 United States Bernard Hopkins KO 9 (12) 2004-09-18 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBO World Middleweight title. For The Ring, WBA, WBC & IBF World Middleweight titles.
Win 37–3 Germany Felix Sturm UD 12 2004-06-05 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBO World Middleweight title.
Loss 36–3 United States Shane Mosley UD 12 2003-09-13 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost The Ring, WBC & WBA World Super Welterweight titles.
Win 36–2 Mexico Luis Ramon Campas TKO 7 (12) 2003-05-03 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained The Ring, WBC & WBA World Super Welterweight titles.
Win 35–2 United States Fernando Vargas TKO 11 (12) 2002-09-14 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC & won vacant The Ring & WBA World Super Welterweight titles.
Win 34–2 Spain Javier Castillejo UD 12 2001-06-23 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC World Super Welterweight title.
Win 33–2 Canada Arturo Gatti TKO 5 (10) 2001-03-24 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 32–2 United States Shane Mosley SD 12 2000-06-17 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Lost WBC World Welterweight title. For vacant Lineal World Welterweight title.
De La Hoya was awarded vacant WBC World Welterweight title on 4 March 2000.
Win 32–1 United States Derrell Coley KO 7 (12) 2000-02-26 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Loss 31–1 Puerto Rico Felix Trinidad MD 12 1999-09-18 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles. For IBF World Welterweight title.
Win 31–0 United States Oba Carr TKO 11 (12) 1999-05-22 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 30–0 Ghana Ike Quartey SD 12 1999-02-13 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 29–0 Mexico Julio César Chávez RTD 8 (12) 1998-09-18 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 28–0 France Patrick Charpentier TKO 3 (12) 1998-06-13 United States Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 27–0 Puerto Rico Wilfredo Rivera TKO 8 (12) 1997-12-06 United States Caesar's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 26–0 Puerto Rico Héctor Camacho UD 12 1997-09-13 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 25–0 Kenya David Kamau KO 2 (12) 1997-06-14 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Retained Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 24–0 United States Pernell Whitaker UD 12 1997-04-12 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Lineal & WBC World Welterweight titles.
Win 23–0 Mexico Miguel Ángel González UD 12 1997-01-18 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal & WBC World Light Welterweight titles.
Win 22–0 Mexico Julio César Chávez TKO 4 (12) 1996-06-07 United States Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Lineal & WBC World Light Welterweight titles.
Win 21–0 United States Darryl Tyson KO 2 (10) 1996-02-09 United States Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 20–0 United States Jesse James Leija TKO 2 (12) 1995-12-15 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 19–0 United States Genaro Hernandez RTD 6 (12) 1995-09-09 United States Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 18–0 United States Rafael Ruelas TKO 2 (12) 1995-05-06 United States Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO & won IBF World Lightweight titles.
Win 17–0 Puerto Rico John John Molina UD 12 1995-02-18 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 16–0 United States John Avila TKO 9 (12) 1994-12-10 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Retained WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 15–0 United States Carl Griffith TKO 3 (12) 1994-11-18 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 14–0 Mexico Jorge Páez KO 2 (12) 1994-07-29 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant WBO World Lightweight title.
Win 13–0 Italy Giorgio Campanella TKO 3 (12) 1994-05-27 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Super Featherweight title.
Win 12–0 Denmark Jimmy Bredahl RTD 10 (12) 1994-03-05 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Won WBO World Super Featherweight title.
Win 11–0 Mexico Narciso Valenzuela KO 1 (10) 1993-10-30 United States America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Win 10–0 United States Angelo Nunez RTD 4 (10) 1993-08-27 United States Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
Win 9–0 United States Renaldo Carter TKO 6 (10) 1993-08-14 United States Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis, Hancock, Mississippi
Win 8–0 United States Troy Dorsey RTD 1 (10) 1993-06-07 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7–0 El Salvador Frank Avelar TKO 4 (10) 1993-05-08 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 6–0 United States Mike Grable UD 8 1993-04-06 United States Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York
Win 5–0 United States Jeff Mayweather TKO 4 (8) 1993-03-13 United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4–0 United States Curtis Strong TKO 4 (6) 1993-02-06 United States San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
Win 3–0 United States Paris Alexander TKO 2 (6) 1993-01-03 United States Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Win 2–0 United States Clifford Hicks KO 1 (6) 1992-12-12 United States America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Win 1–0 United States Lamar Williams KO 1 (6) 1992-11-23 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Oscar's professional debut.

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  39. ^ Oscar De La Hoya's Attorney Speaks Out
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Preceded by
Roy Jones Jr.
Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
Succeeded by
Evander Holyfield
Sporting positions
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Andreas Zülow
Olympic Lightweight Boxing Gold Medalist
August 1992
Succeeded by
Hocine Soltani
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Jimmi Bredahl
WBO Super Featherweight champion
5 March 1994 - 1994
Vacates title
Succeeded by
Regilio Tuur
Preceded by
Giovanni Parisi
WBO Lightweight Champion
29 July 1994 - 1996
Vacates title
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Artur Grigorian
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Rafael Ruelas
IBF Lightweight Champion
6 May 1995 - July 1995
Stripped of title
Succeeded by
Philip Holiday
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Julio César Chávez
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
7 June 1996 - 1997
Vacates title
Succeeded by
Kostya Tszyu
Lineal Light Welterweight Champion
7 June 1996 - 1997
Vacates title
Preceded by
Pernell Whitaker
WBC Welterweight Champion
12 April 1997 - 18 September 1999
Succeeded by
Félix Trinidad
Lineal Welterweight Champion
12 April 1997 - 18 September 1999
Preceded by
Félix Trinidad
WBC Welterweight Champion
3 March 2000 – 17 June 2000
Succeeded by
Shane Mosley
Preceded by
Javier Castillejo
WBC Super Welterweight Champion
23 June 2001 - 13 September 2003
Preceded by
Fernando Vargas
WBA Light Middleweight Super Champion
14 September 2002 - 13 September 2003
Preceded by
Thomas Hearns
The Ring Junior Middleweight Champion
14 September 2002 – 13 September 2003
Preceded by
Felix Sturm
WBO Middleweight Champion
5 June 2004 - 18 September 2004
Succeeded by
Bernard Hopkins
Preceded by
Ricardo Mayorga
WBC Super Welterweight Champion
6 May 2006 - 5 May 2007
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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