Matthews: Oscar de la Hoya is out to kill pay-per-view with the help of Canelo Alvarez and a lot of cash from DAZN

NY Daily News - 12-12


Since he returned home from the Barcelona Olympics with the only U.S. boxing gold medal more than a quarter-century ago, Oscar de la Hoya has been a trailblazer. He won the first of his six world titles in his 12th pro bout. The son of Mexican immigrants and at the beginning, a lightweight, he became a crossover star in a market that loves its heroes both big and American. Along with Roy Jones Jr., he is the co-owner of a boxing record – 32 fights on HBO – that will never be broken now that HBO has gotten out of the fight game.