Tag Archives: oscar de la hoya

Superstardom Came When Saul Alvarez Morphed Into Canelo

Lots of athletes have nicknames. Some are carryovers from childhood, some are self-invented, still others are the products of imaginative […]

The Betting on the Mayweather-McGregor Fight: Here’s the Skinny

Like it or not, the Mayweather-McGregor fight is one of the biggest sports stories in years and the betting component […]

Hopkins Has the “Promoter Talk” Down Pat Regarding Canelo vs. Triple-G

During his prime — which lasted so long it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when he was fighting at his absolute […]

GGG and Canelo Take Hollywood by Storm

HOLLYWOOD, Ca.-Thousands gathered in the streets of Hollywood below the iconic circular Capitol Records building where music legends Frank Sinatra, […]

Miguel Cotto and Yoshihiro Kamegai in L.A. with Golden Boy

LOS ANGELES-After months of hunting for the right fit, boxing great Miguel Cotto found not only an opponent but a […]

Golden Boy Prospects Pass Tests in Santa Monica Beach

It’s a collaboration that happens annually now between Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya during the end of […]

Loews Santa Monica Hosts the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Fight Card

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the great icons of boxing, remains a powerful figure in the sports world. Though he […]

Oscar and Julio and Some Thoughts on Saturday’s Lead-In Bouts

Almost 20 years have passed since Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez last exchanged blows […]

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr: Maybe a Night’s Worth of Entertainment

Finally it’s here, the 164.5 pound catch-weight bout between soaring Mexican sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) and Julio Cesar […]

Will the Canelo-Chavez Jr. Match Give Boxing Another Booster Shot?

There is a disconcerting truth about so-called “superfights.” Sometimes, they’re just not that super. And when they aren’t, boxing takes […]