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In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years, Oscar De La Hoya fought 45 times with 39 wins and 6 losses.
De La Hoya retired from professional boxing with a record of 39-6, which included 10 world-title wins and 17 successful title defense fights at five weight classes — super-featherweight, lightweight, super-lightweight, welterweight, and super-welterweight. He had a 66.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 30 of his total 45 fights being knockout wins, 17 of which were in title fights. De La Hoya suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight title fight.
His last fight was a 8th round RTD defeat to Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008.
Some of De La Hoya's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Arturo Gatti, Julio César Chávez, Hector Camacho, and Pernell Whitaker), Rafael Ruelas, Miguel Ángel González, Javier Castillejo, Genaro Hernández, and John John Molina.
|45||Dec 6, 2008||35||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||RTD8|
|44||May 3, 2008||35||Steve Forbes||Win||UD|
|43||May 5, 2007||34||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Loss *||SD|
|42||May 6, 2006||33||Ricardo Mayorga||Win *||TKO6|
|41||Sep 18, 2004||31||Bernard Hopkins||Loss *||KO9|
|40||Jun 5, 2004||31||Felix Sturm||Win *||UD|
|39||Sep 13, 2003||30||Shane Mosley||Loss *||UD|
|38||May 3, 2003||30||Yori Boy Campas||Win *||TKO7|
|37||Sep 14, 2002||29||Fernando Vargas||Win *||TKO11|
|36||Jun 23, 2001||28||Javier Castillejo||Win *||UD|
|35||Mar 24, 2001||28||Arturo Gatti||Win||TKO5|
|34||Jun 17, 2000||27||Shane Mosley||Loss *||SD|
|33||Feb 26, 2000||27||Derrell Coley||Win||KO7|
|32||Sep 18, 1999||26||Félix Trinidad||Loss *||MD|
|31||May 22, 1999||26||Oba Carr||Win *||TKO11|
|30||Feb 13, 1999||26||Ike Quartey||Win *||SD|
|29||Sep 18, 1998||25||Julio César Chávez||Win *||RTD8|
|28||Jun 13, 1998||25||Patrick Charpentier||Win *||TKO3|
|27||Dec 6, 1997||24||Wilfredo Rivera||Win *||TKO8|
|26||Sep 13, 1997||24||Hector Camacho||Win *||UD|
|25||Jun 14, 1997||24||David Kamau||Win *||KO2|
|24||Apr 12, 1997||24||Pernell Whitaker||Win *||UD|
|23||Jan 18, 1997||23||Miguel Ángel González||Win *||UD|
|22||Jun 7, 1996||23||Julio César Chávez||Win *||TKO4|
|21||Feb 9, 1996||23||Darryl Tyson||Win||KO2|
|20||Dec 15, 1995||22||Jesse James Leija||Win *||RTD2|
|19||Sep 9, 1995||22||Genaro Hernández||Win *||RTD6|
|18||May 6, 1995||22||Rafael Ruelas||Win *||TKO2|
|17||Feb 18, 1995||22||John John Molina||Win *||UD|
|16||Dec 10, 1994||21||John Avila||Win *||TKO9|
|15||Nov 18, 1994||21||Carl Griffith||Win *||TKO3|
|14||Jul 29, 1994||21||Jorge Páez||Win *||KO2|
|13||May 27, 1994||21||Giorgio Campanella||Win *||TKO3|
|12||Mar 5, 1994||21||Jimmi Bredahl||Win *||RTD10|
|11||Oct 30, 1993||20||Narciso Valenzuela||Win||KO1|
|10||Aug 27, 1993||20||Angelo Nunez||Win||RTD4|
|9||Aug 14, 1993||20||Renaldo Carter||Win||TKO6|
|8||Jun 7, 1993||20||Troy Dorsey||Win||RTD1|
|7||May 8, 1993||20||Frank Avelar||Win||TKO4|
|6||Apr 6, 1993||20||Mike Grable||Win||UD|
|5||Mar 13, 1993||20||Jeff Mayweather||Win||TKO4|
|4||Feb 6, 1993||20||Curtis Strong||Win||TKO4|
|3||Jan 3, 1993||19||Paris Alexander||Win||TKO2|
|2||Dec 12, 1992||19||Clifford Hicks||Win||KO1|
|1||Nov 23, 1992||19||Lamar Williams||Win||KO1|
* World-title fight
Oscar De La Hoya (The Golden Boy) is a 50-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in East Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 4, 1973. He is a former six-weight-class world champion. De La Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2014. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1992 to 2008.
De La Hoya made his professional boxing debut against Lamar Williams at the age of 19 on November 23, 1992, defeating Williams via 1st round KO. He went on to win 30 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 24 wins via stoppage.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on March 5, 1994 after 11 professional fights, against Jimmi Bredahl for the super-featherweight WBO title. He defeated Bredahl via 10th round RTD to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.
Oscar De La Hoya was a two-time unified world champion — at super-welterweight and lightweight, and has won 10 world titles at six weight classes. For all the details about De La Hoya's world title wins and defenses refer to "Oscar De La Hoya World Titles".
De La Hoya had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008. De La Hoya lost the fight via 8th round RTD. It's been 15 years and 3 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list De La Hoya's fights refer to "All of Oscar De La Hoya's fights".
De La Hoya fought a total of 45 times during his professional career, which includes 29 world-title fights at six weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.
March 5, 1994: De La Hoya wins his first world title by defeating Jimmi Bredahl via 10th round RTD. He is now the WBO super-featherweight world champion.
February 18, 1995: De La Hoya successfully defends the WBO lightweight title against John John Molina, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
May 6, 1995: De La Hoya becomes a unified lightweight world champion by beating Rafael Ruelas via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBO and IBF lightweight world-champion belts.
September 9, 1995: De La Hoya successfully defends the WBO lightweight title against Genaro Hernández, winning the fight via 6th round RTD.
June 7, 1996: De La Hoya wins the WBC super-lightweight title from Julio César Chávez, by beating Chávez via 4th round TKO.
January 18, 1997: De La Hoya successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Miguel Ángel González, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
April 12, 1997: De La Hoya wins the WBC welterweight title from Pernell Whitaker, by beating Whitaker via 12 round unanimous decision.
February 13, 1999: De La Hoya successfully defends the WBC welterweight title against Ike Quartey, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.
June 23, 2001: De La Hoya wins the WBC super-welterweight title from Javier Castillejo, by beating Castillejo via 12 round unanimous decision.
September 14, 2002: De La Hoya becomes a unified super-welterweight world champion by beating Fernando Vargas via 11th round TKO. He now holds the WBC, WBA (Super), and The Ring super-welterweight world-champion belts.
De La Hoya was a six-weight-division world champion. He has held 10 world titles, two of which were vacant title wins, and the rest eight were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-welterweight||WBA, WBC 2x, The Ring|