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By Susan Muaddi Darraj

Whilst he was once only a thin, shy child using his skateboard during the streets of the East la barrio, Oscar De los angeles Hoya by no means suggestion he might sooner or later be one of many world's preferable boxers, surroundings files and successful championships. Neither did somebody else. despite the fact that, while he was once simply six years outdated, he stepped into the hoop together with his father's encouragement and stunned all people together with his velocity, energy, and agility. He spent a lot of his early life and teen years honing his expertise for defeating rivals within the boxing ring and amassing wins via knockout. "Oscar De l. a. Hoya" is a "made in the USA" tale of a tender boy with a dream and the perseverance and backbone to make it a truth.

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The final score was 11-10 in Oscar’s favor, barely a victory but a victory nonetheless. It was enough to move him into the final match, the one for the gold medal. Oscar’s opponent for the gold was the German boxer Marco Rudolph. Oscar had lost to Rudolph earlier in his amateur career. In fact, Rudolph was one of only a very few boxers who had ever defeated Oscar. Fully aware that he had previously lost to his opponent before, Oscar was very nervous stepping into the ring with him again, especially when everything was at stake.

Still, he had to wait a few more months before he would face Ruelas, and so John Avila became next on the list. De La Hoya needed nine rounds to stop Avila at the Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 10. At one point in their fight, Avila stunned De La Hoya and forced him to cover up for almost a half minute. “[It was] nothing to be scared of,” De La Hoya said in the AP’s account of the fight. “I mean, I was in total control and he just made me move back a bit. ” Now everyone was waiting for De La Hoya to fight Ruelas.

A few weeks after successfully defending his WBO championship against Giorgio Campanella, De La Hoya went to the Forum to watch his next opponent, Jorge Paez, fight. When De La Hoya arrived at the Forum, the crowd surprisingly booed him long and loud. It was quite a surprise, considering the fans were mostly Mexican and Mexican American. De La Hoya acted as if the jeers did not bother him. He even signed autographs for the female fans while their boyfriends hurled insults. De La Hoya explained the fans’ behavior, saying, “Since the Olympic Games, I’ve been the Golden Boy and this and that.

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