De La Hoya Retires From Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya announced his retirement from the sport of boxing today. ESPN.com reports that at a press conference held at noon (Pacific Time) De La Hoya stated, "I've come to the conclusion that it's over inside the ring for me."

The 1992 Olympic gold medalist (36) carried his professional record to 39-6 with 30 KOs and achieved titles in six different weight classes. Having lost four out of his last seven fights, with his most recent loss coming by the hands of Manny Pacquiao, many experts predicted this retirement announcement.

Oscar will continue his ventures outside the ring as a promoter with his company Golden Boy Promotions.

He became the face of boxing for the second half of his career and gave boxing fans a number of memorable fights. He will surely be in the Boxing Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible.

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