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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
By United Press International

Boxer Andre Ward sues promoter, seeks release from contract

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Super-middleweight boxer Andre Ward has sued his promoter, Goossen Tutor Promotions, claiming his nine-year contract violates California labor laws.
Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya going to rehab

Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya going to rehab

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya said he's missing what's billed as the biggest fight of the year because he's checking himself into rehab for substance abuse.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Ex-boxing champ Hector Camacho dead at 50

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Doctors in Puerto Rico confirmed the death Saturday of former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho from a gunshot wound suffered this week.

Unveiling set for Kareem's Staples statue

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the next Los Angeles sports star to be immortalized with a statue outside Staples Center, the Lakers announced.

Plaintiff to pay De La Hoya legal fees

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A New York judge ordered an alleged prostitute to pay the legal expenses in her unsuccessful lawsuit against former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya.

Lakers to retire O'Neal, Wilkes jerseys

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers announced plans to retire the jerseys of Shaquille O'Neal and Jamaal Wilkes this season.

Stripper forced to drop De La Hoya suit

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- A former stripper dropped her $25 million suit against Oscar De La Hoya after experts concluded photos of the boxing champ in drag had been digitally doctored.

Mayweather announces retirement

LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr., the WBC unbeaten welterweight champion, announced his retirement from boxing Friday.

De la Hoya's ex claims she was bullied

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A former girlfriend of boxer Oscar de la Hoya said he bullied her into admitting that she doctored photos of him in drag.

De La Hoya stands up ex at slander hearing

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Boxer Oscar De La Hoya stood up former stripper Milana Dravnel at a New York hearing for a $25 million slander lawsuit she slapped on him, a report said.

Mayweather TK0s Hatton in 10th round

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather retained his WBC welterweight title by besting Ricky Hatton with a technical knockout at 1:35 in a 10-round fight in Las Vegas.

De La Hoya hit with $100 million lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A New York model has filed a $100 million lawsuit against boxer Oscar De La Hoya, alleging fraud, defamation and infliction of emotional distress.
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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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