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Oscar De La Hoya


1973 Born February 4, in East Los Angeles, California
1979 First boxing match
1990 Mother dies, from breast cancer, in October
1992 Fires longtime trainer Al Stankie
1992 Wins gold medal at Barcelona Olympics
1992 Makes his professional debut, beating Lamar Williams, November
1994 Wins WBO junior lightweight championship, with technical knockout of Jimmi Bredahl, March
1994 Wins WBO lightweight title by knocking out Jorge Paez, July
1995 Becomes IBF junior lightweight champion, defeating John Molina, February
1995 Fires trainer Robert Alcazar, hires Jesus "the Professor" Rivero
1995 Wins IBF lightweight championship, knocking out Rafael Ruelas, May
1996 Becomes WBC super lightweight champion by defeating legendary Julio Cesar Chavez, June
1997 Wins WBC welterweight title, defeating Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whittaker, April
2000 Loses WBC welterweight title, to Shane Mosley, June
2001 Fires Alcazar, hires Floyd Mayweather
2001 Wins WBC superwelterweight title, defeating Javier Castillejo, June

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