16 Total Quotes

Oscar Hoya Quotes

I've said for years, ... that my biggest heroes are school teachers. A good school teacher is like another parent.
Oscar Hoya
#Hero

You don't represent your people. You can't represent anyone correctly. I promise you I will knock you out. I had one other opponent who I (hated) and I knocked him out (Fernando Vargas) too. I promise you will also be knocked out. Believe me.
Oscar Hoya
#People

There's one moment with my mother that sticks out in my mind, ... She was battling cancer. She'd already had chemotherapy and her hair was falling out. I was walking home from high school. My mother was sitting on the front porch with the radio on. She was singing a song called 'Noah, Noah' by a Latin singer named Juan Gabriel. I started singing and dancing with her, and I could see that she was happy despite the pain. That was a very special moment for me. That's the best memory I have of my mother.
Oscar Hoya
#Cancer

When Mosley has to turn it up, he's going to stand his ground and fight. Believe me, I know this guy. The fight is too big and his ego's too big. He will not let (Vargas) back him down. He'll fight harder.
Oscar Hoya
#Believe

This guy is even worse. Because when I get back to Puerto Rico and train, believe me, I'm going to knock you out. You can laugh. May 6, you're not going to laugh. You'll see.
Oscar Hoya
#Believe

Whatever comes next for me, as far as boxing is concerned, I have no regrets. I would never change what I've accomplished and the history I've made.
Oscar Hoya
#Boxing

I've learned to not take media criticism personally, ... Seven or eight years ago, I would have said 'I hate the media; there are people in it who are always bashing me.' Now I understand that, when someone writes something negative about me, it's part of the game. Media criticism will destroy you if you take it personally, so now I play with it. I stay away from politics. Some people criticize me for that, but it's a choice I've made. I have my views, but politics can be very sensitive. I've struggled so hard to get fans and people behind me for what I want to accomplish that it would be a mistake to support one party publicly and have the other party against me.
Oscar Hoya
#Criticism

One of the things that bothers me most, ... is that very few people really understand what it means to be a fighter. I hate it when I hear someone say, 'That fighter doesn't have guts.' I hate that; it really ticks me off. I don't care if you're a world champion six times over or a four-round fighter who just got knocked out in thirty seconds of your first professional fight. To step inside that ring, you have to have guts.
Oscar Hoya
#People

I don't know if I'm going to fight again or not, ... I have an odd relationship with boxing. Boxing took me to a better life, and I love being in the ring. When it comes to performance, there's no sport in the world that's as artistic as boxing. It takes genius to win a championship fight at the highest level. Boxing is a love I have that will never go away. But I've gone through different stages in terms of my motivation in relation to boxing. At first, I was fighting to please my father. Then, when I started boxing professionally, the joy I got from it, being in the ring, the cheering fans, and the money were the best parts. After that, there was a time when I did it for the belts. Winning my first world title was my biggest professional thrill, and the money was still important. Now I'm doing it for history. The money doesn't matter anymore.
Oscar Hoya
#Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya,
Oscar Hoya
#Oscar

There has to be a re-evaluation of what procedures are used to get a license, especially in Las Vegas,
Oscar Hoya
#Las Vegas

A well-placed body shot,
Oscar Hoya
#Body

He's a breath of fresh air for the sport of boxing, and we need that.
Oscar Hoya
#Boxing

I'll go support it. Why not? If it's a good movie, I'm there. If he couldn't win an Oscar when we fought, maybe he'll win an Oscar outside the ring.
Oscar Hoya
#Support

To me, it's like if you want to have an acquaintance with me, that's fine. But it's not on the top of my list, to be friends with him.
Oscar Hoya
#Acquaintance

Lose this fight and you'll be fighting on ESPN on Friday nights.
Oscar Hoya
#Fighting