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Oscar's stage is the ring

Updated: May 15, 2007, 6:04 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

"It's in my blood. I sometimes say I hate the sport, but deep down inside I love it," Oscar De La Hoya says on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

In and out of the ring, Oscar De La Hoya has never had much trouble getting dates. Boxing's "Golden Boy" -- a nickname given to him after he was the only U.S. boxer to take home a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics -- doesn't shy away from opponents or photo opportunities.

He has said boxing won't be the same after he retires. ...

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