I was proud of my roots and that was important for me to show and prove. De La Hoya was only 19 when he captured Olympic gold, his image immortalized when photographer Mark Duncan snapped the shot of the Mexican-American kid raising both American and Mexican flags in victory. Still, after many bloody wars in the ring resulting in 10 world titles in six weight divisions, De La Hoya has become one of the best and most popular Mexican-American fighters in boxing history.
Canelo has the same attitude where he wants to become a role model and an iconic figure.
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Recent Posts. I am proud to be born in the USA, but my Mexican roots are my foundation and what make me never give up, always keep fighting and finish the fight till the end. As a way to show my appreciation for my roots, I got my Mexican citizenship in My father was a fighter, my grandfather was a boxer, so I come from the third generation of fighters.
And boxing has always been a sport that has been able to unite us as families. Without boxing, my life wouldn't be complete. When I was inside the ring fighting, I felt at peace and safe.
I was a well-trained machine, mentally and physically. Boxing changed my life and gave my kids a better life. It also instilled in me the values that I teach my kids: the hard work, discipline and dedication required to become a world champion. Latin American boxing has always been the backbone of boxing on a global scale.
For example, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba have developed some terrific champions over the years. The beauty of boxing is that it's a global sport.
Boxing brings people together whether you're rich or poor or old or young. Now, as a promoter, I feel a sense of responsibility to make some great fights and cultivate great fighters. We're developing new champions.
His good looks, rags-to-riches life story, and charming personality made him one of the public's best known and most liked boxers. De La Hoya virtually gave away the last couple of rounds. Such a comment is n't painted from matters and listens into request - once all the Cuneiform animals for dedicated talks at the century of the popular millions. Share with linkedin. Previous: Roy Jones Jr.
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bottmesakalas.ml: Oscar De La Hoya (The Great Hispanic Heritage) ( ): Susan Muaddi Darraj, Rob Maaddi: Books. Olympic boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya says that his success as a I owe everything to my cultural heritage, how I grew up, where I grew up and of responsibility to make some great fights and cultivate great fighters.
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