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Oscar De La Hoya is Inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame

by on Jun.09, 2014, under Boxing News

To mark 25th Anniversary of Canastota, New York Landmark, ‘Golden Boy’ Donates $50,000 to Hall of Fame

 

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

(CANASTOTA, NY): Capping a legendary athletic career that included 10 titles at six different weight divisions; a gold medal and dozens of championship fights, International “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame today in Canastota, NY.

“Today marks an incredible personal achievement, but it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans,” De La Hoya said during the ceremony.

De La Hoya, 41, went into the Hall of Fame as part of an All Star class that included rival Felix “Tito” Trinidad and undefeated Super Middleweight World Champion, Joe Calzaghe.

Hours before the official induction ceremony, De La Hoya announced a $50,000 donation to the International Boxing Hall of Fame to mark the landmark’s 25th anniversary.

“Not only are all the legends of our sport honored inside the Hall of Fame, the people of Canastota are so knowledgeable and passionate about boxing, it was my pleasure to play a small part in maintaining the building and grounds in this wonderful part of the country.”

De La Hoya touched on numerous topics during his speech including the familial nature of boxing, his legendary matches with a cadre of superstars and the future of the sport.

“We must put aside the egos that have damaged our brand and sullied our reputation. We, the promoters, must stop carrying petty grudges that serve no purpose but to divide our sport. And most important, we must give the fans the fights that they want,” De La Hoya said.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya, on Instagram @goldenboyboxing, @RealOscarDeLaHoya and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

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Oscar De La Hoya Makes a Statement

by on Jun.05, 2014, under Boxing News

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

 

Los Angeles, (June 4) – Golden Boy Promotions is moving ahead on all fronts. We look forward to continuing and expanding our key position in the boxing world and to providing the public with the very best the sport has to offer.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and on www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

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Oscar De La Hoya Elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame

by on Dec.05, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

“The Golden Boy” to Be Inducted on June 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 5, 2013 — Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to congratulate company President Oscar De La Hoya on his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The announcement was made today by International Boxing Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy.

“I am honored and appreciative to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and I thank everyone who has been a part of this journey with me,” said De La Hoya, an Olympic Gold medalist and six division professional world champion known throughout the sport as “The Golden Boy”. “This is the dream of everyone who puts on a pair of gloves and steps between the ropes, and through the good and the bad, you always hope that when all is said and done, you put on good fights, entertained the fans, and will be remembered for what you did in the ring. To know that I will be in the Hall of Fame with the greats of this sport is humbling, but it’s also put a smile on my face that isn’t coming off anytime soon.” (continue reading…)

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Black Friday Boxing Classics Broadcast on Fox Deportes on November 23 Features Quadrupleheader

by on Nov.22, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Oscar de la Hoya vs. Julio Cesar Chavez I and II & Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez II and III

LOS ANGELES, November 21 – When the madness of Black Friday subsides on Friday, November 23, boxing fans will be treated to a night of boxing classics on FOX Deportes as Golden Boy Promotions presents four of the most memorable bouts of this era beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.

The main event of the evening will showcase the two-fight series between “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez with replays of their 1996 and 1998 battles. Plus, the telecast will revisit one of boxing’s great rivalries with the two middle bouts of the action packed four-fight series between Mexican countrymen Israel “El Magnifico” Vazquez and Rafael “Rafa” Marquez. (continue reading…)

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“Golden Boy Presents” A Living Legend and Today’s Star…Oscar De La Hoya and “Canelo” Alvarez

by on Nov.21, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

AT&T U-Verse to Broadcast a Special Classics Show Featuring De La Hoya vs. Mayorga, Alvarez vs. Cotto and Alvarez vs. Baldomir on November 25

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 21, 2011 – On Friday, November 25, the night before WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defends his crown against former World Champion Kermit “The Killer” Cintron in a fight that will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark from Mexico City, AT&T U-Verse®viewers will get the opportunity to not only view two of the undefeated Mexican star’s most exciting bouts, but will also revisit the classic battle between Alvarez’ promoter and boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya and Ricardo Mayorga. The special classics show “‘Golden Boy Presents’ A Living Legend & Today’s Star…Oscar de la Hoya and Canelo Alvarez” will be broadcast exclusively on AT&T U-verse at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT and 12:00am ET/9:00pm PT.

The Thanksgiving weekend “Classics” triple-header will be available on AT&T* across two screens to AT&T U-verse members. The U-verse broadcasts will air on AT&T U-verse® TV and U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo. (continue reading…)

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