De La Hoya loses title, gains baby

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Oscar De La Hoya lost the super welterweight title in Las Vegas, but an hour after the match his wife Millie Corretjer announced a baby is on the way.

HBO chairman booked for assault

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Home Box Office chief Chris Albrecht faces charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Mayweather beats De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday night beat Oscar De La Hoya in a 12-round split decision in Las Vegas.

De La Hoya, Mayweather fight Saturday

LAS VEGAS, May 4 (UPI) -- A record revenue figure is likely when Oscar De La Hoya meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. for boxing's WBC junior middleweight title.

Bid on a dream with your loyalty credits

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Some U.S. hotels and airlines are letting customers use their loyalty credits in online auctions, and the goods can be more exciting than an upgrade.

J.Lo high on 'influential' Hispanics list

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez will be on the cover of the new Spanish edition of People magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics."

Moakler denies infidelity allegations

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler has denied every being unfaithful to her husband, rocker Travis Barker, and claims to be a good mother to her children.

De La Hoya wins title fight in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- After a 20-month layoff, Oscar De La Hoya got a sixth-round technical knockout of Ricardo Mayorga Saturday night to capture the WBC super welter-weight title.

Oscar De La Hoya and wife have first child

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya and his wife, Millie Corretjer, have kicked off the new year by adding to the family. Their son, Oscar Gabriel, was born Dec. 29 at 9 pounds, 7 ounces, People magazine reported Tuesday.

Travis Barker and wife have Christmas baby

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and his actress/wife Shanna Moakler welcomed their second child on Christmas Eve.

Fox shifts 'Champ' to Fox Sports Network

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Fox is shifting its reality boxing show "The Next Great Champ" from its Fox Network prime time slot to Fox Sports Net, network officials announced Monday.

Bernard Hopkins knocks out De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins knocked out Oscar De La Hoya with a body shot in the ninth round Saturday in Las Vegas making him the middleweight champion of the world.

Boxing reality show producer sues Fox

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Mark Burnett, creator of NBC's boxing show "The Contender," filed a lawsuit against Fox aimed at knocking out Fox's competing boxing series.

Wright beats Mosley for title

LAS VEGAS, March 14 (UPI) -- Underdog Ronald "Winky" Wright won the junior middleweight championship with a unanimous 12-round decision over Shane Mosley Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Mosley meets Wright for 154-pound title

LAS VEGAS, March 12 (UPI) -- Shane Mosley and Winky Wright meet in Las Vegas Saturday night for the world junior middleweight title.
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Oscar De La Hoya
LVP2001062301 - 23 JUNE 2001 - LAS VEGAS NEVADA, USA: Oscar De La Hoya warms up as he enters the ring, June 23, 2001 at MGM Grand for his challange to 154 pound champion Javier Castillejo of Spain. De La Hoya won a 12 round unanamous decision..rw/Roger Williams. UPI

Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973 in East Los Angeles, California) is a retired Mexican American boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy", De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from Garfield High School. De La Hoya comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr., and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers. De La Hoya was The Ring's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's top-rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world in 1997 & 1998. De La Hoya officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009.

De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won 10 world titles in six different weight classes. He has also generated more money than any other boxer in the history of the sport, an estimated $696 million pay-per-view income.

De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Promotions, a combat sport promotional firm. He is the first American of Hispanic descent to own a national boxing promotional firm and one of the few boxers to take on promotional responsibilities while still active.

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