Oscar De La Hoya Tells His Truth In New HBO Documentary

Oscar De La Hoya Documentary
Oscar De La Hoya Documentary

Oscar De La Hoya is opening up about his life in a new HBO documentary, “The Golden Boy.” The two-part documentary, which premieres on July 24 and 25, follows De La Hoya from his childhood in East Los Angeles to his rise to becoming one of the most successful boxers of all time.

De La Hoya opens up about his struggles with addiction, his relationship with his father, and his decision to come out as gay. He also talks about his hopes for the future and how he wants to use his platform to help others.

The Early Years

De La Hoya was born in East Los Angeles in 1973. He was the youngest of four children and his father was a boxer. De La Hoya started boxing at the age of 10 and quickly rose through the ranks. He won his first amateur fight at the age of 11 and by the time he was 16, he was the youngest boxer to ever win the U.S. National Golden Gloves championship.

Turning Pro

De La Hoya turned professional in 1992 and quickly became one of the most popular boxers in the world. He won his first 18 professional fights, including a victory over the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez. In 1997, he won the WBC, WBA, and IBF welterweight titles.


De La Hoya’s success came at a price. He struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs throughout his career. In 2001, he checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse. He relapsed several times and in 2012, he was arrested for drunk driving.

Oscar De La Hoya Documentary

Coming Out

In 2018, De La Hoya came out as gay. He said that he had been struggling with his sexuality for many years and that he finally felt comfortable enough to be open about it.

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The Future

De La Hoya is now 49 years old and he has retired from boxing. He is now a successful businessman and he owns the Golden Boy Promotions boxing company. He is also a philanthropist and he works with several charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

In the documentary, De La Hoya talks about his hopes for the future. He says that he wants to use his platform to help others and he wants to inspire people to overcome their challenges. He also says that he wants to continue to work with charities and help make a difference in the world.

The Golden Boy

“The Golden Boy” is a powerful and moving documentary that gives viewers an intimate look at Oscar De La Hoya’s life. De La Hoya is a complex and fascinating figure and the documentary does a great job of exploring his many layers. It is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in boxing, sports, or simply the human experience.

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