Oscar was born on 4 February 1973 in Montebello, California, US. His birthname Oscar De La Hoya and his nickname are “The Golden Boy.” He is of the Jewish Faith and holds American-Mexican Citizenship and Nationality. The 47 years old Golden Boy is 1.79m tall and is 66 Kg. He lives in Pasadena, California, US.
As of 2021, Oscar De La Hoya’s net worth is estimated at $200 million.
Oscar De La Hoya Early Life
He was one of the most popular boxers in the history of sports. Boxing was a common threat in his family. His grandfather was an amateur fighter in the 1940s, and his father boxed professionally in the 1960s. He began boxing at the age of 6, and his ideal was the Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Leonard. When he was 15, he won the National Junior Olympic 119-pound title and 125-pound title the next year.
A fighter turned professional after the 1992 Olympics. On 5 March 1994, he won his first professional title. Four months later, he captured the WBO lightweight title by knocking out Jorge Paez in the second round.
In January 1997, the fighter successfully defended his junior welterweight title and confirmed his reputation as the world’s best fighter.
Professional Boxing Records
Oscar is a retired American boxer. A boxer is famous for his fights and for winning bouts in six different weight classes. Here is a list of Oscar’s Championship Record.
- Defeated 6 undefeated opponents with 10, or more bouts
- Has defeated 23 opponents in World title fights.
- Has a record of 24-7 in World title fights
- Has a record of 20-6 against the current or former World titlists
Business Pursuits and Projects
The ‘Golden Boy’ formed his boxing promotional firm in 2002. Besides business, he focused on various charity works after his retirement in 2009.
In 1995, he started Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to improve his hometown’s quality of life. Moreover, it also promotes positive lives and protects youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.
Oscar De La Hoya Wife
On 5th March 2001, Oscar married a singer and actress, Millie Corretjer. Her popular albums are Sola, Amar es un Juego, 5, and a lot more. She is the daughter of Jesus Corretjer and Milagros Maldonado. Her estimated Net Worth of 2021 is $1 Million.
Oscar De La Hoya Kids
Oscar and Millie have 3 children.
- Son- Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya (29 December 2005)
- Daughter- Nina Lauren Ninette De La Hoya (December 2007)
- Daughter- Victoria Lauren Rose De La Hoya (14 January 2014)
From his old relationship with Shanna Moakler, Oscar has 1 daughter, who was born in 1999.
His father, Joel De La Hoya Sr., was a boxer by profession. Oscar’s mother, Cecilia De La Hoya, died on 28 October 1990, at 38.
De La Hoya has 2 siblings. One elder brother and 1 younger sister. His brother was also a boxer. At the same time, her sister was a make-up artist.
His net worth in 2021 is $220 Million—Oscar ended-up up earning $52 Million for a fight. The salary is the highest ever for a fighter.