Documentary | “A Mexican Boy In LA” – The Incredible Life Story of Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya, lived up to his nickname at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain walking away with a Gold Medal and forging a new generation of Mexican boxing fans in the 1990’s. Hailing from East Los Angeles (East Los) Whittier, California to be exact, Oscar was growing most notably a female fan base because of his good looks. Oscar was perceived by fight fans as a pretty boy who was being pushed by marketing giant and promoter Bob Arum. Regardless of how people felt about him, he proved his worth in the ring by defeating big names such as Pernell “SweetPea” Whitaker, Hector Camacho, Ike Quartey and Julio Cesar Chavez twice. De La Hoya ruled the 1990’s and he became a target in and out of the ring as his fame grew with haters alike. The downfall started with an uninspiring loss to Felix “Tito” Trinidad in 1999 and would finish his career in the new millennium going 8-5, retiring in 2008. Golden Boy Promotions is now Oscars main focus as he guides his prize fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to boxing Pay-Per-View glory.