U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Boxing
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: South FL
5,483 posts, read 6,856,504 times
Reputation: 3496

Advertisements

At a press conference held earlier today in Los Angeles, former six division champion Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30KOs) announced his retirement from the sport of boxing. De La Hoya has generated more money than any other fighter in the history of the sport, and his storybook career began when he won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic games.

Since his pro debut, De La Hoya, 36, captured titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 and 160. Over the years, De La Hoya's age began to catch up with his and he lost four of his last seven fights, including a one-sided eight round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao last December in Las Vegas. After the loss to Pacquiao, De La Hoya told Manny's trainer Freddie Roach - "I don't have it anymore."

Oscar De La Hoya Retires From Boxing
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Galewood
4,011 posts, read 9,454,924 times
Reputation: 2485
thank god- don't get me wrong the guy is a legend, but he just got clowned when he faught Pacquiao
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: South FL
5,483 posts, read 6,856,504 times
Reputation: 3496
Agreed,

He thought that by going down 7 pounds at the age of 36 would be a great idea, it made him look worse.

The same happened to Roy Jones in 2003, and look what happened to him.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
14,323 posts, read 20,817,553 times
Reputation: 18436
Good for him. It's about time. I was never that crazy about DLH. I think throughout his career, he chose his opponents carefully, and the media loved him. He doesn't rank as high as the great Mexican fighter Carlos Palomino IMO.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: South FL
5,483 posts, read 6,856,504 times
Reputation: 3496
DLH will be remembered as one of the greatest boxers of the 90's no doubt.
he'll make it the HOF though.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-15-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
14,323 posts, read 20,817,553 times
Reputation: 18436
No doubt, he will make the HOF.

Would've loved to have seen him against Vernon Forrest, a rematch against Trinidad and Quartey when they both were closer to their primes, James Page, and Andrew Lewis. He avoided these very dangerous fighters. He stepped up in weight to be completely overmatched against a naturally bigger, harder punching Hopkins (no doubt for the money), but he stayed away from Charles Brewer, and Antwan Echols who weren't as big as Hopkins.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
3,770 posts, read 4,564,060 times
Reputation: 1819
Default True Boxer!

Oscar in my opinion was a true Champion!

He fought opponents nobody wanted to fight (Bernard Hopkins).

I respect his business savy!

You know oscar owns (Equal) the sugar substitute. Also he has his own Boxing promotions.

One of the true respectfull fighters, I always enjoyed seeing him fight!


Enjoy your retirement Champ.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
499 posts, read 1,456,956 times
Reputation: 422
Good!

Hope he stays retired. His record breaking PPV numbers are due to the lack of heavyweight fights/fighters and the fact that he successfully marketed himself as being "Mexican" even though he's from L.A. Even Wiki shows his nationality as American/Mexican...hmmm...dual citizenship maybe?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Boxing

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top