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—Dec. 10, 2015 — Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya accepted the Shining Star Honoree Award onstage during Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at its Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday, Dec. 9, in Beverly Hills, California.… 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
Gerald N. (Delray Beach, FL): Both Top Rank and Goldenboy Promotions have initiated lawsuits against Al Haymon and the “Premier Boxing Champions” movement. What are your thoughts and what light can you shed on whether or not these lawsuits hold any weight?
Vivek W. (ESB): At this stage, I think it’s far too early to really know or accurately say “how much weight” the separate lawsuits hold. There’s been a ton of information released, but … Read Article
LOS ANGELES, (July 1, 2015) – Golden Boy Promotions Founder and Chairman Oscar De La Hoya released the following statement today in the wake of Top Rank Boxing’s lawsuit against Al Haymon and his affiliated entities.… Read Article
After much media speculation over his public indecision and desire to stage a return to the ring at the age of 42, former 6 weight world champ and modern great Oscar De La Hoya has finally decided to officially rule out the idea, releasing a statement via his official Facebook account that should finally put paid to any further gossip in relation to any potential in-ring resurrection.
The “Golden Boy”, who now enjoys his position … Read Article
Three years ago he made a brief and ill-fated comeback of his own against Vyacheslav Senchenko, so perhaps former British world champion Ricky Hatton is perfectly placed to offer advice to old friend Oscar De La Hoya on the pitfalls of such a plan?
With De La Hoya seemingly still conflicted and publicly considering the idea, Hatton has spoken to Sky Sports to say that while he isn’t really surprised, he thinks De La Hoya … Read Article
If British super middleweight Carl Froch is the will he/won’t he retire guy, then Mexican-American modern great and Hall of Fame inductee Oscar De La Hoya is fast becoming the will he/won’t he come back guy – with another new twist in the saga emerging from multiple sources that are quoting the Golden Boy as saying that any comeback is now 50/50.
After being linked to a potential fight with Kazakh puncher Gennady Golovkin and … Read Article