Fast Facts

  • Began boxing at age 6.
  • His grandfather, Vicente, was an amateur boxer in the 1940s, and his father, Joel Sr., fought professionally in the 1960s.
  • Promised his dying mother he would win an Olympic gold medal, a feat he accomplished at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
  • Released a Grammy-nominated Latin pop album titled Oscar in 2000.
  • Co-created Super Oscar, a children's book available in both Spanish and English, in 2006.
  • Carried a $1 food stamp in his wallet for many years as a reminder of his poor upbringing.
  • Has won six boxing world titles.


  • Jacob De La Hoya — Son
  • Shanna Moakler — Ex-fiancée
  • Vicente De La Hoya — Grandfather
  • Candelaria — Grandmother
  • Angelique McQueen — Ex-significant Other
  • Joel De La Hoya Sr. — Father
  • Joel De La Hoya Jr. — Brother
  • Atiana Cecelia De La Hoya — Daughter
  • Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya — Son
  • Devon De La Hoya — Son
  • Ceci De La Hoya — Sister
  • Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya — Daughter
  • Cecilia De La Hoya — Mother
  • Millie Corretjer — Wife

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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Boxer

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