Emotional De La Hoya announces retirement

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar De La Hoya, the “Golden Boy” who has held world titles in six different weight classes, announced his retirement from the ring on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Los Angeles native, arguably the biggest name in contemporary boxing, ended a glittering career four months after his final bout with a win-loss record of 39-6 including 30 knockouts.

“Boxing is my passion, boxing is what I was born to do,” a visibly emotional De La Hoya told a news conference in downtown Los Angeles….Full Story

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