Meet Boxing Superstar Oscar De La Hoya

"The Golden Boy" scored 30 knockouts in his 16-year professional career

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Oscar De La Hoya, who competed as a professional boxer from 1992 to 2008, had a prizefighting career to remember, capturing world titles in several weight classes. He retired with a record of 39 wins -- including 30 KOs -- against only six losses and was part of some of the biggest pay-per-view bonanzas of his era. Below is a full look at his professional fight career record.

The 1990s - Wins Titles

De La Hoya turned pro early in the decade after years of success as an amateur, where he compiled a record of 223 wins, including an astonishing 163 KOs, against only five losses.

After he won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, "The Golden Boy" captured his first world title as a pro only two years later.

1992

  • Nov. 23 - Lamar Williams, Inglewood, California, KO 1
  • Dec. 12 - Cliff Hicks, Phoenix, Arizona, KO 1

1993

  • Jan. 3 - Paris Alexander, Hollywood, California, TKO 2
  • Feb. 6 - Curtis Strong, San Diego, California, TKO 4
  • Mar. 13 - Jeff Mayweather, Las Vegas, Nevada, TKO 4
  • Apr. 6 - Mike Grable, Rochester, New York, W 8
  • May 8 - Frank Avelar, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, TKO 4
  • June 7 - Troy Dorsey, Las Vegas, TKO 1
  • Aug. 14 - Renaldo Carter, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, KO 6
  • Aug. 27 - Angelo Nunez, Beverly Hills, TKO 4
  • Oct. 30 - Narcisco Valenzuela, Phoenix, KO 1

1994

De La Hoya won the World Boxing Organization super featherweight title in March, retained the belt by knocking out Giorgio Campenella in just three rounds in May, and then won the vacant WBO lightweight title in July.

He defended the lightweight title twice more during the year, knocking out Carl Griffith in three rounds in November and defeating John Avila by technical knockout in December.

  • Mar. 5 - Jimmi Bredahl, Los Angeles, TKO 10
  • May 27 - Giorgio Campanella, Las Vegas, KO 3
  • July 29 - Jorge Paez, Las Vegas, KO 2
  • Nov. 18 - Carl Griffith, Las Vegas, KO 3
  • Dec. 10 - John Avila, Los Angeles, TKO 9

1995

De La Hoya defended his lightweight title four times during the year and also captured the International Boxing Federation lightweight title in a May bout in Las Vegas.

  • Feb. 18 - John John Molina, Las Vegas, W 12
  • May 6 - Rafael Ruelas, Las Vegas, TKO 2
  • Sep. 9 - Genaro Hernandez, Las Vegas, TKO 6
  • Dec. 15 - James Leija, New York, TKO 2

1996

De La Hoya's TKO of Julio Cesar Chavez earned him the WBC super lightweight title.

1997

De La Hoya retained the WBC super lightweight belt in a 12-round bout with Miguel Angel Gonzalez in January and successfully defended his welterweight title against five different challengers later in the year.

  • Jan. 18 - Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Las Vegas, W 12
  • April 12 - Pernell Whitaker, Las Vegas, W 12
  • June 14 - David Kamau, San Antonio, Texas, KO 2
  • Sept. 13 - Hector Camacho, Las Vegas, W 12
  • Dec. 6 - Wilfredo Rivera, Atlantic City, New Jersey, TKO 8

1998

"The Golden Boy" defended his welterweight belt four times this year and in 1999, before losing the WBC and IBF titles in a 12-round bout against Felix Trinidad in September 1999.

  • June 13 - Patrick Charpentier, El Paso, Texas, TKO 3
  • Sept. 18 - Julio Cesar Chavez, Las Vegas, TKO 8

1999

  • Feb. 13 - Ike Quartey, Las Vegas, W 12
  • May 22 - Oba Carr, Las Vegas, TKO 11
  • Sept. 18 - Felix Trinidad, Las Vegas, L 12

The 2000s - Defending and Losing Titles

The decade was a mixed one for "The Golden Boy" as he lost and won back his titles during the decade, ultimately losing the WBC light middleweight belt to Floyd Mayweather in 2007.

2000

De La Hoya lost the WBC welterweight title in a 12-round contest in June.

  • Feb. 26 - Derrell Coley, New York, KO 7
  • June 17 - Shane Mosley, Los Angeles, L 12

2001

De La Hoya won the WBC junior middleweight title in a 12-round June contest.

  • March 24 - Arturo Gatti, Las Vegas, TKO 5
  • June 23 - Javier Castillejo, Las Vegas, W 12

2002

De La Hoya's TKO of Fernando Vargas allowed him to retain the WBC junior middleweight title and win the World Boxing Association junior middleweight title.

  • Sept. 14 - Fernando Vargas, Las Vegas, TKO 11

2003

In a mixed year, De La Hoya retained his titles in a May bout but lost the WBC and WBA belts in a 12-round contest against Mosley in September.

  • May 3 - Yori Boy Campas, Las Vegas, TKO 7
  • Sept. 13 - Shane Mosley, Las Vegas, L 12

2004

De La Hoya won the WBO middleweight belt in June as well as the unified middleweight title in September, knocking out Bernard Hopkins int he process.

  • June 5 - Felix Sturm, Las Vegas, W 12
  • Sept. 18 - Bernard Hopkins, Las Vegas, KO by 9

2006

After sitting out 2005, De La Hoya won the WBC light middleweight title in his sole professional fight in 2006.

  • May 6 - Ricardo Mayorga, Las Vegas, TKO 6

2007

De La Hoya lost the WBC lightweight belt this year. It would be the last time he held the title.

2008

"The Golden Boy" retired as a professional boxer after losing by TKO to Manny Pacquiao in December.

  • May 3 - Steve Forbes, Carson, CA, W 12
  • Dec. 6 - Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, NV, TKO by 8
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