Oscar De La Hoya: ‘East LA Made Me Who I Am Today’
By Spectrum News Staff
PUBLISHED 11:19 AM ET Apr. 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Spectrum News 1 anchor Giselle Fernandez and LA Stories caught up with a Los Angeles sports legend for a rare on-camera interview. Known as “The Golden Boy,” 10-time world champion, Oscar De La Hoya rose from the barrio of East Los Angeles to become one of the greatest boxers of all time.
It was winning an Olympic gold medal that made him an icon, however, as Giselle discovers, it’s his life after boxing that may be his greatest legacy.
Through his globally admired boxing promotion company and his expansive philanthropic foundation, he’s making a positive impact across SoCal and beyond. Oscar reveals to Giselle that it was his mother and his childhood roots in East L.A. that gave him the grit and grace to guide his successes and transcend his humble beginnings and missteps.