News

Oscar De La Hoya inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Oscar De La Hoya inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

HALL OF FAMER:Oscar De La Hoya is inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Photo: Associated Press

Retired boxer-turned-entertainer Oscar De La Hoya has been inducted in to the sport’s Hall of Fame.

The fighter, nicknamed Golden Boy, became one of the ring’s true heavyweights when he joined the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on Sunday.

De La Hoya joined Felix Trinidad and undefeated Super Middleweight World Champion Joe Calzaghe among the Class of 2014 and admitted he was thrilled with his latest honor.

He said, “Today marks an incredible personal achievement, but it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans.”

The honor comes less than a year after De La Hoya hit the headlines in September after announcing he was seeking help following a relapse in his battle to stay sober. He extended his rehab stay a month later.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 3

Fresh
tonybennett

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

13-overlay19

This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

votto

Here's a look at some of the major sporting events happening this weekend.

in Sports

This week’s best sports shots

AP_525787848997

A look back at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.