The Golden Boy is honored at Staples Center with his own statue

US boxer Oscar De La Hoya poses after unveiling his statue at the Staples Centre in downtown Los Angeles, California, on December 1, 2008. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” De La Hoya, was honoured with a 14 feet bronze statue in his likeness. De La Hoya will fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on December 6. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)