“Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya was inducted on Sunday, June 8, 2014 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. A decorated amateur, De La Hoya capped a 223-5 (153 KOs) amateur career by capturing lightweight gold at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
He won his first pro fight in a first-round knockout of Lamar Williams in Inglewood, California, on November 23, 1992, and went on to win 10 world titles in six different weight classes.
De La Hoya was one of the most popular boxers in the history of the sport, generating hundreds of millions of dollars from his pay-per-view fights before his retirement in 2009. He is the founder of Golden Boy Promotions.