Oscar De La Hoya visits The Auld Dubliner
You just never know who’s going to show up at the Auld Dubliner. This time around it was none other than Oscar De La Hoya, pound for pound one of the most decorated boxers of our generation.
We did a little research on this amazing man and found out that he was born just around the corner in Montebello (Los Angeles) California in 1973. What we didnt know was that his grandfather was an amateur fighter in the 1940s, and his father boxed professionally in the 1960s. This man comes from a long line of fighters and started his journey in the ring at the age of 6yrs. Like most of us growing up in the 80’s, his Boxing idol was none other than the Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard.
But who can forget that De La Hoya won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics at the age of 19, and went on to win 10 world titles in six different weight classes – this man is truly a Legend. It goes without saying that De La Hoya was one of the most popular boxers in the history of the sport, and his charisma and talent were responsible for generating hundreds of millions of dollars from his pay-per-view fights before his retirement in 2009.
Some of De La Hoya’s most impressive accomplishments have happened outside the ring, where he solidified his titel of best-known boxer in America by earning respect from many for his charity and community service efforts. He developed a nonprofit foundation and a youth boxing center in the heart of his old East Los Angeles neighborhood as he wanted to give back to the community that raised him.
As if this wasn’t enough, in 2000, De La Hoya turned to the music industry and released his first album (Bilingual – both in English and Spanish) on the EMI/Latin label and managed to top the Latin dance charts and followed that with a single ‘Ven a Mi,’ that was nominated for a Grammy Award.
we were thrilled to have Oscar De La Hoya visit The Auld Dubliner in downtown and invite you to come down anytime because you never know who you’ll get to meet.