Oscar De La Hoya is of course confident his fighter, Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez will emerge victorious in his upcoming 154-pound WBO title challenge of a very live underdog indeed in Liam Smith, and Oscar has laid out his plans for Canelo for after the September 17 figh. Speaking with HBO in a piece to promote the Smith fight in Texas, De La Hoya said Alvarez will continue his ascension to the middleweight division … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 7, 2016) – “I’m sad to hear of the passing today of legendary boxer Bobby ‘Schoolboy’ Chacon. Bobby was one of the best fighters to emerge on the scene in boxing the 1970s. Hailing from Southern California, Bobby was someone I looked up to as a young fighter growing up in East Los Angeles. Bobby had the natural talent, good looks, personality and power to be a memorable fighter in the ring … Read Article
What does Canelo have to do for the Mexican fans to embrace him as one of their best? How does he become one of the best in the rich history of Mexican boxing?
“Mexican fighters have long been known for their toughness, their ability to walk through fire, their willingness to take three punches to land a solid shot.
“That is Canelo Alvarez.… Read Article
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
Thank you very much. Thank you to all the media. [SPEAKING IN SPANISH]. We are here for the Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith conference call.
First of all, we want to thank you and welcome the two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez who has a record of 47-1, and won with 33 knockouts.
On September 17th over Mexican Independence weekend, Canelo Alvarez will make his long-anticipated return … Read Article
Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones and Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya were joined by NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. (21-0, 12 KOs) and undefeated middleweight contender Jason “El Animal” Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) yesterday at the Dallas Cowboys pre-season training camp to announce Diaz, Jr. and Quigley’s bouts for the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith.… Read Article
Oscar De La Hoya had an extraordinary boxing career which included many big fights, a lot of big victories, and numerous championship belts during his 16 year career. He won titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154, and 160, and he had the distinction of becoming the first boxer to ever win fights in 6 different weight classes.… Read Article
If Britain’s Amir Khan, who has never boxed above the welterweight limit before, manages to upset middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May, the former 140-pound champ will have to do it all over again. The Mexican’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, perhaps edging too far on the side of caution, insisted on a rematch clause just in case Khan pulls off the upset of the year on May 7th.… Read Article
Two new boxing channels sure to draw fans of all eras of the sweet science are coming to the world’s largest streaming TV service, FilmOn TV Networks, thanks to a new partnership announced today by Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, and FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David. Both channels will go live at the end of January and will be free as part of filmon.com’s ad-supported OTT service. … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (November 14, 2015) – In celebration of the anticipated holiday season, the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Turkey Giveaway today, Saturday, November 14 at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to help East Los Angeles families celebrate Thanksgiving this year by distributing hundreds of turkeys, treats and thanksgiving fixings.… Read Article
Depending on which way you look at it, Golden Boy CEO and former 6 division titlist, Oscar De La Hoya has played what can be seen as a pair of publicity masterstrokes of late – firstly with his controversial inclusion of female MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey appearing on the [GB owned] Ring magazine cover, and now, with an ‘open letter’ to Floyd Mayweather that has created a similar storm and diverted ‘attention’ back to boxing.… Read Article