Oscar De La Hoya Research Paper

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Oscar de la Hoya was born February 4, 1973, into a very poor and tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Sometimes De la Hoya’s family didn’t have enough money for food. There were also lots of street gangs and drug dealers. His father decided to give him some boxing lessons to help adapt to the neighborhood he lived in. Boxing was very big in Oscar de la Hoya’s family. His grandfather had fought as an amateur and his father had boxed professionally. His first boxing match was when he was 6 years old, and he won the match. As he kept working out in the Resurrection Boy 's Club Gym, he started winning a lot of matches. By the end of his high school career he had an astonishing 225 wins, and only five losses. He had become a national Junior Olympic
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