Oscar De La Hoya: I Have No Regrets

I was seventeen when my mother passed away, … I was heartbroken. Nothing mattered to me anymore. I thought seriously about not finishing high school, even of dropping out of boxing. Not one day passes that I don’t think about my mother. And to be honest, there are still times when it’s a lonely world without her. But I feel that I was blessed to have her in my life, and I believe she’s still looking out for me. – Oscar De La Hoya

I’ve said for years, … that my biggest heroes are school teachers. A good school teacher is like another parent. – Oscar De La Hoya

What was his unique style or personality that set him apart from everyone else?

 * Golden Boy * Fighter * Self Made *

The community work is central to who I am, … I want to get across the idea in the community that all children have some golden boy or golden girl in them. – Oscar De La Hoya

Whatever comes next for me, as far as boxing is concerned, I have no regrets. I would never change what I’ve accomplished and the history I’ve made. – Oscar De La Hoya


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