oscar-de-la-hoyaWith a career that includes a gold medal, and a 36-9 record; the ten-time world champion in six different weight classes calls it quits.

“This is the love of my life, boxing is my passion, boxing is what I was born to do.” “When I can’t do it anymore, when I can’t compete at the highest level, it’s not fair. It’s not fair to me, it’s not fair to the fans, it’s not fair to nobody” said the 36-year-old De La Hoya.

Happy trails to one of the best to ever step into the squared circle, and with his second career as a promoter who’s basically cashing bigger checks than when he was fighting, it doesn’t look like he’ll end up like one of those broke punch-out boxers begging for one more chance when they’re around 50-years-old; which is always a good thing…

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ELC09 Vetersi

    More goodbyes in the media can learn from one like this. He’s lasted through the years and has haad the opportunity to lead like many in a personal sort of way that most in the spot light would wish to lead. De La Hoya will be missed.