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Name: Oscar De La Hoya                                                             
Nickname(s) Golden Boy                                                             
Born: 19 July 1973 Los Angeles, California                                         
Oscar De La Hoya (born July 19, 1973)                                               
nicknamed the Golden Boy is a Mexican American boxer who won a gold medal for       
the United States Boxing Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games. De La Hoya comes     
from a boxing family. His grandfather, father and brother were all boxers, but     
it was Oscar who took his boxing talent to superstar status. De La Hoya became     
Ring Magazine's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's best "Pound       
for Pound" fighter in the world in 1997. The fights throughout his career have     
generated an estimated half a billion dollars in fight sales alone. De La Hoya     
has defeated over a dozen world champions and has won 6 world titles. De La Hoya's 
amateur career included 223 wins, 163 by way of knockout with only 5 losses. He     
won the United States' only boxing gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, by       
knocking down his opponent; a win which he dedicated to his deceased mother.