Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya

Boxing is a game of the brave and the mighty as well as risk-takers. However, when you are born and brought up in a family of boxers, you might have no option than to join the team. This is exactly what happened to Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar De La Hoya is a former American boxer who has won many champions and titles all over the world. He, however, has his father and grandfather to emulate as they were both professional boxers.

Quick Biography

Oscar De La Hoya was born in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, on the 4th of February 1973. De La Hoya is the son of Joel Sr. and Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya and has a brother named Joel Jr, who also took after his father in the boxing profession.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Oscar De La Hoya
Age: 47 years old
Birth Date: 4 February 1973
Birth Place: Montebello, Los Angeles, California
Nationality: American
Religion: Orthodox
Parents: Joel Sr. and Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya
Spouse: Millie Corretjer (m. 2001)
Children: Atiana De La Hoya, Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya, Devon De La Hoya, Jacob De La Hoya, Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya
Height: 1.79 m
Weight: 66 kg
Profession: boxer
Net Worth in 2020: $220 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Oscar is currently 47 years old as he was born on the 4th of February 1973. His current height is 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m) while his weight is 145 pounds or 66 kg. Information about his other body measurements is currently not available.

Education, School/College University

The fact that Oscar started his boxing career at a very young age makes it difficult to give the details of his education history. However, it is clear that he schooled at Ford Boulevard Elementary School, which is located in Los Angeles. For his high school education, he schooled at James A. Garfield High School.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Oscar De La Hoya is the son of Joel Sr. and Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya. He has a brother known as Joel Jr., who is also a boxer. Oscar’s mother passed away in 1990, which was a big blow to him. Oscar is American-Mexican by national, and his ethnicity is mixed [Spanish, Indigenous, Castilian, and some African].

Oscar was brought up in an Orthodox background. When it comes to politics, Oscar De La Hoya confessed that he has set up a team to assess the viability of his candidacy as the next President of the United. If the number is right, then he’ll go for it.

Married? Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Oscar De La Hoya With Wife Millie Corretjer
Oscar De La Hoya With Wife Millie Corretjer

Oscar started dating Shanna Moakler (an actress and Miss USA 1995) in October 1997. They welcomed their daughter (Atiana Cecilia De La Hoya) on the 29th of March in 1999, but they divorced when the girl was still young. He married Millie Corretjer on 5th October 2001. They welcomed their first child Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya, who was born on December 29, 2005, and the second Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya, who was born on December 29, 2007.

Oscar also has two other children from his previous relationships. The two are sons and are Jacob De La Hoya, who was born on February 18, 1998, and Devon De La Hoya, who was born on November 30, 1998.

Relationship Statistics

marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): October 5th, 2001
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Oscar De La Hoya Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Millie Corretjer
Kids: Atiana De La Hoya, Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya, Devon De La Hoya, Jacob De La Hoya, Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya

Professional Life and Career

Oscar De La Hoya’s first Olympics was in 1992. Although his mother died in 1990, she always dreamt of seeing him become a gold medallist. His mother’s dream became his inspiration, and shortly after his graduation from high school, he fulfilled his mother’s dream by becoming a gold medallist. This gave him his current nickname, “The Golden Boy.”

Oscar’s first world title was the WBO super featherweight title. In January 1997, he successfully defended his junior university title. In April 1997, Oscar became the winner of world weight WorldBC title after he defeated the 1984 Olympic gold medallist (Pernell’ Sweet Pea ‘Whittaker). He continued as the world weight champion until September 18, 1999.

He has won many titles and has fought against great champions. Some of these include; Felix Trinidad, Arturo Gatti, Javier Castillejo, and Sugar Ray Leonard, among many others. He took a break from boxing for two years to take care of personal matters, including his family. He came back with a bang and won several more titles until he retired on 14th April 2009.

Awards & Nominations

Oscar De La Hoya has received various titles since he started professional boxing. Some of these titles include; six WBO junior lightweight title, WBO lightweight title, WBC and lineal light middleweight titles, and vacant IBA welterweight title, among others.

Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth
Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth

Oscar De La Hoya has earned a fortune through his boxing career. As of October 2020, Oscar’s net worth is estimated to be at $220 million. And although he retired from boxing, he managed to earn enough to provide a comfortable life for his family.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 1998 when De La Hoya was 25 years old, he was accused of rape. The case was, however, dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Photos of cross-dressed Oscar posted on a website attracted a lot of attention. In August 2011, Oscar confirmed the authenticity of the photos.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 342K fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 968K followers. On Instagram account, he has around 875k followers while on YouTube, Oscar De La Hoya has around 147k subscribers.

Oscar started a charitable foundation whose main purpose is to help educate underprivileged youths. In 2008, Oscar donated $3.5 million to his De La Hoya Animo Charter High School. He has been a great example to many young people and upcoming boxers.

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