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Oscar De La Hoya Record

Total Fights45
Title Wins10
Title Defenses17
Title-Fight KOs17
KO Wins30
KO Losses2
Oscar De La Hoya Record & Stats
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      What is Oscar De La Hoya's boxing record?

      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.

      45Dec 6, 200835Manny PacquiaoLossRTD8
      44May 3, 200835Steve ForbesWinUD
      43May 5, 200734Floyd Mayweather Jr.Loss *SD
      42May 6, 200633Ricardo MayorgaWin *TKO6
      41Sep 18, 200431Bernard HopkinsLoss *KO9
      40Jun 5, 200431Felix SturmWin *UD
      39Sep 13, 200330Shane MosleyLoss *UD
      38May 3, 200330Yori Boy CampasWin *TKO7
      37Sep 14, 200229Fernando VargasWin *TKO11
      36Jun 23, 200128Javier CastillejoWin *UD
      35Mar 24, 200128Arturo GattiWinTKO5
      34Jun 17, 200027Shane MosleyLoss *SD
      33Feb 26, 200027Derrell ColeyWinKO7
      32Sep 18, 199926Félix TrinidadLoss *MD
      31May 22, 199926Oba CarrWin *TKO11
      30Feb 13, 199926Ike QuarteyWin *SD
      29Sep 18, 199825Julio César ChávezWin *RTD8
      28Jun 13, 199825Patrick CharpentierWin *TKO3
      27Dec 6, 199724Wilfredo RiveraWin *TKO8
      26Sep 13, 199724Hector CamachoWin *UD
      25Jun 14, 199724David KamauWin *KO2
      24Apr 12, 199724Pernell WhitakerWin *UD
      23Jan 18, 199723Miguel Ángel GonzálezWin *UD
      22Jun 7, 199623Julio César ChávezWin *TKO4
      21Feb 9, 199623Darryl TysonWinKO2
      20Dec 15, 199522Jesse James LeijaWin *RTD2
      19Sep 9, 199522Genaro HernándezWin *RTD6
      18May 6, 199522Rafael RuelasWin *TKO2
      17Feb 18, 199522John John MolinaWin *UD
      16Dec 10, 199421John AvilaWin *TKO9
      15Nov 18, 199421Carl GriffithWin *TKO3
      14Jul 29, 199421Jorge PáezWin *KO2
      13May 27, 199421Giorgio CampanellaWin *TKO3
      12Mar 5, 199421Jimmi BredahlWin *RTD10
      11Oct 30, 199320Narciso ValenzuelaWinKO1
      10Aug 27, 199320Angelo NunezWinRTD4
      9Aug 14, 199320Renaldo CarterWinTKO6
      8Jun 7, 199320Troy DorseyWinRTD1
      7May 8, 199320Frank AvelarWinTKO4
      6Apr 6, 199320Mike GrableWinUD
      5Mar 13, 199320Jeff MayweatherWinTKO4
      4Feb 6, 199320Curtis StrongWinTKO4
      3Jan 3, 199319Paris AlexanderWinTKO2
      2Dec 12, 199219Clifford HicksWinKO1
      1Nov 23, 199219Lamar WilliamsWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Oscar De La Hoya (The Golden Boy) is a 51-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 the "Championships" section below.

      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, 5 months, and 18 days since this fight.


      De La Hoya had a total of 29 world-title fights, which includes winning 10 world titles and 17 successful title defenses. He won 24 of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Oscar De La Hoya fought for world titles in 12 fights and won nine of these fights, six of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won 10 belts across six weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 6, 2006Ricardo MayorgaSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Jun 5, 2004Felix SturmMiddleweightWBOUD
      Sep 14, 2002^Fernando VargasSuper-welterweightWBA (Super), The Ring*TKO
      Jun 23, 2001Javier CastillejoSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Apr 12, 1997Pernell WhitakerWelterweightWBCUD
      Jun 7, 1996Julio César ChávezSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      May 6, 1995^Rafael RuelasLightweightIBFTKO
      Jul 29, 1994Jorge PáezLightweightWBO*KO
      Mar 5, 1994Jimmi BredahlSuper-featherweightWBORTD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Oscar De La Hoya had 21 world-title defense fights across six weight classes — super-featherweight, lightweight (x6), super-lightweight, welterweight (x8), super-welterweight (x4), and middleweight. He won 17 of them and lost four times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 3, 2003Yori Boy CampasSuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingTKO
      Sep 14, 2002^Fernando VargasSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      May 22, 1999Oba CarrWelterweightWBCTKO
      Feb 13, 1999Ike QuarteyWelterweightWBCSD
      Sep 18, 1998Julio César ChávezWelterweightWBCRTD
      Jun 13, 1998Patrick CharpentierWelterweightWBCTKO
      Dec 6, 1997Wilfredo RiveraWelterweightWBCTKO
      Sep 13, 1997Hector CamachoWelterweightWBCUD
      Jun 14, 1997David KamauWelterweightWBCKO
      Jan 18, 1997Miguel Ángel GonzálezSuper-lightweightWBCUD
      Dec 15, 1995Jesse James LeijaLightweightWBORTD
      Sep 9, 1995Genaro HernándezLightweightWBORTD
      May 6, 1995^Rafael RuelasLightweightWBOTKO
      Feb 18, 1995John John MolinaLightweightWBOUD
      Dec 10, 1994John AvilaLightweightWBOTKO
      Nov 18, 1994Carl GriffithLightweightWBOTKO
      May 27, 1994Giorgio CampanellaSuper-featherweightWBOTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Oscar De La Hoya lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of six titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 5, 2007Floyd Mayweather Jr.Super-welterweightWBCSD
      Sep 18, 2004Bernard HopkinsMiddleweightWBOKO
      Sep 13, 2003Shane MosleySuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingUD
      Sep 18, 1999Félix TrinidadWelterweightWBCMD


      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.


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