Oscar De La Hoya has had a spectacular boxing career. His brilliance as a boxer has been recognized with his selection for
the Boxing Hall of Fame. Hoya has been inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame reported ESPN on June 8, 2014.
Hoya, who is known as the Golden Boy, has had an esteemed boxing career which has included 10 titles in six different weight divisions, an Olympic gold medal and 10 world titles. On Sunday his accomplishments were recognized when he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. At the induction ceremony he thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support. The inductees were chosen by the Boxing Writers Association along with a panel of international boxing historians.
Hoya is from East Los Angeles where fans greeted the news on Sunday with a great deal of joy reports the Latin Post. His fans have remained loyal to him even though he has had some very rough times with his personal life. Hoya admitted himself to a treatment facility for drug and alcohol abuse last September. This took place just on the eve of the match-up between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. This was a really big fight for Golden Boy Productions.
In 2007 photos were posted online of Hoya wearing women's clothing in the presence of a women who was not his wife. About a decade prior to that Hoya was accused of rape. A California lawsuit which was filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court alleged in June 1996 Hoya had raped a 15-year-old woman inside a hotel room in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This case was settled out of court. Hoya survived all of this controversy to find himself as a 41-year-old retired boxer chosen for the Hall of Fame.