De La Hoya, who is of Mexican descent, competed in boxing from 1992 to 2008, winning ten world titles in six different world classes and finishing with a 39-6 record. De La Hoya has generated over $700 million in pay-per-view income and was the top-rated fighter in the world in 1997 and 1998. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” he won a gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and is the first American of Mexican descent to own a national boxing promotional firm. His firm, Golden Boy Enterprises is one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters and holds a 25% interest in the Houston Dynamo MLS team. Throughout his career, De La Hoya has been active in the community. In 2005, Golden Boy Enterprises announced the formation of Golden Boy Partners, a company focused on urban development in Latino communities. In 2008, De La Hoya donated $3.5 million to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School to help underprivileged youth to education. After losing to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, he decided to retire from boxing.