Still a Champion –
Sept 4, 2020 – During his 16-year professional career De La Hoya fought some of the greats, including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosley, Hector Camacho and Julio Cesar Chavez.
After breaking through at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, the Los Angeles native went on to compete as a professional in six different weight classes before turning to management as president of Golden Boy Promotions, which currently boasts some 90 boxers in its stable. But making a comeback at the age of 47 would add an unlikely chapter to his amazing story.
Rise to Stardom. De La Hoya made his professional debut on November 23, 1992, where he scored a first-round knockout against Jimmy Bredahi. He quickly rose to fame in the boxing world winning his first 31 fights – 25 by way of knockout.