Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American boxer, who recently admitted to having an addiction to drugs and alcohol during an interview with the Spanish-language network Univision, published Wednesday morning.
De La Hoya comes from a boxing family and has defeated 17 world champions. He has also won 6 world titles in six different weight classes and generated an estimated $696 million pay-per-view income, more than any other boxer in the history. Here are some of his most memorable moments:
(Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake)Oscar De La Hoya, celebrating his unanimous decision victory over Steve Forbes on May 3 in 2008.
(Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)Actor Edward James Olmos (R) presents boxer Oscar De La Hoya with a Special Achievement in Sports Television award during the taping of the 2009 NCLR Alma awards at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles September 17, 2009. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) gives out the ALMA awards to honor outstanding Latino artistic achievement in television, film and music.
(Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)Oscar De La Hoya (L) connects with a punch to the head of Steve Forbes during the their non-title 12-round bout in Carson, California May 3, 2008.
(Photo: Reuters/Steve Marcus)Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada April 7, 2011.