By the Price of Business, Show, Media Partner of USA Daily Chronicles.
Kevin Price, host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business show and editor at USADC, recently interviewed Oscar Del La Hoya, one of the greatest boxers of all time. In a series of interviews, the boxing legend talked about his foundation, his business philosophy and model, and much more. The Price of Business Digital Network will be doing a series of articles on the themes covered in those interviews.
The first in that series, here at USADC, will focus on the extraordinary statistics that tell just part of the story of Oscar De La Hoya.
- Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Oscar de la Hoya rose from a humble childhood to become one of the most respected and recognized athletes of our time. In almost 17 years as a professional boxer, Oscar de la Hoya defeated 19 world champions and won ten world titles in six different weight divisions.
- In the 1992 Olympics the Mexican-American fighter won the lightweight gold medal.
- In 1994, he took the WBO super featherweight and WBO lightweight titles. In 1996, the WBC super lightweight belt followed, along with the WBC welterweight title in 1997. Oscar won his first 154-pound title in 2001 and earned the WBO Middleweight World Title in 2004, making him a six-division world champion.
- He retired with a record of 39 wins—including 30 KOs—against only six losses.
- In 2008, De La Hoya was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
- In 2014 he joined one of the most elite groups in boxing by being inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
- The first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company.
Part 1 and Part 2 of Kevin Price’s interview with De La Hoya: