De La Hoya Hangs Up Gloves

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 3:35 PM CDT
De La Hoya Hangs Up Gloves
Oscar De La Hoya, right, throws a punch at WBC lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao during the third round of their welterweight boxing match.   (AP Photo)

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya called it quits today after an electrifying career, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Knowing that you’re never going to compete again is a tough decision,” said De La Hoya, 36, who earned the nickname “Golden Boy” in a victorious 1992 Olympics that launched his career. “When I cannot compete at this level, I have come to the conclusion that it is over.”
(Read more Oscar De La Hoya stories.)

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