22 Splendid Oscar De La Hoya Quotes

Oscar de la Hoya is a former professional boxer that competed from 1992 to 2008. With a dual Mexico and American citizenship, de la Hoya has won ten world titles in six different weight classes. Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, he now operates a combat sport promotional firm. Here is a look at some of the most notable Oscar de la Hoya quotes ever documented.

“After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on.”

“As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don’t think about coming back, but I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired.”

“Boxing has been in my blood since I can remember. It comes naturally to me, and I’ve enjoyed it ever since I started, at the age of six.”

“By the time I retire, I will have fought the best. I will have made my money. Maybe I’ll be a boxing commentator. I’ll go back to school, definitely. I already have a plan. ”

“Ever since I met [my wife], my life has been different. I have what I want. I have my Jewel in Millie.”

“Ever since I’ve been boxing, it’s always been the case that when I go inside the ring a switch goes off and my attitude changes totally from the person I am outside it. I really can’t explain why or how.”


“Every time I work out in the gym, every time I train, I know I’m going to do well. But I like surprising the fans, the critics, the people who doubt me.”

“Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing, and I won’t ever forget that.”

“I feel amazing, in my life right now, I have so much motivation. I am so hungry and so determined. I am young, I am healthy and I feel great… 42 is the new 32.”

“I think about making a comeback every single day. I went running, I went training, did that for a few days. But my body couldn’t handle it.”

“I think my body went through a lot, went through the wringer. In terms of being inside the ring, getting hit, but also outside the ring, living a crazy life.”

“I told you before, I’ll fight anyone. I don’t care.”

“I tried to do the impossible on paper — beat the middleweight champ coming up from 130 pounds.”

“I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I took everyone on.”

“I was a little kid who used to fight a lot in the street-and get beat up.”

“I wouldn’t recommend [boxing] to any child of mine. I would rather he played golf or something.”

“My dad has never once told me after a fight that I did well.”

“Once, I was at a party…This was at a time when it seemed like I had everything. I was young. I was undefeated. I had money. ”

“The fight life, that was easy. This is a battle I have every day.”

“There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.”

“When people say I can’t or I musn’t, I always say I can and I will.”

“You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you.”

Here is a brief boxing documentary on Oscar De La Hoya, the modern day sports legend.

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