Friday, February 18, 2011
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De la hoya was a beautiful boxer, as witnessed here boxing in the Olympics in 1992
For me Oscar De La Hoya was symbol of the massive rise of Mexican’s and Mexican American’s in the United States in number and power.
Oscar De La Hoya fought like an American boxer(which he was Oscar was born in USA) with a strategy of hit and not get hit, which was counter to a traditional stereo type of hit and be hit boxing tradition from Mexican born fighters.
Oscar is now retired, waiting induction into the hall of fame, and the massive wave of Mexican immigration into the US seems to have slowed for the last few years with the collapse of the economy and stricter border enforcement.