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Former boxer Óscar de La Hoya wants to be president of the United States

Former boxer Óscar de La Hoya wants to be president of the United States

Former Mexican-born boxer Óscar de la Hoya is considering “very, very seriously” running for the 2020 United States presidential election, as he revealed in an interview for the celebrity site TMZ.

I’m thinking very, very seriously. I really want to chase him. Obviously there are many reasons for this. Now I’m putting together a team to explore (this possibility), see if it makes sense but for years, since I started my career as a professional, millions of people have said to me: ‘Why don’t you run for election? Why don’t you get up and raise your voice? ‘ And obviously the loudest voice is that of the president, “said the expugile.

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De la Hoya, born in Los Angeles and of Mexican parents, is considered one of the best boxers in history. He won the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and achieved six world titles in six different categories (super featherweight to middleweight).

“If the numbers are correct and they tell me it looks good, then I will,” he said.

The ‘Golden Boy’ retired permanently in 2009 after suffering a loss by technical knockout against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao after a professional record of 39 wins (30 by knockout) and six losses.

In 2000 he released his album “Oscar de la Hoya”, which earned him a nomination for the Grammy.

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Once away from the ring, he founded the well-known promoter Golden Boy Promotions, one of the most relevant in the sports scene, which has among others fighters of the stature of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez. AFP

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