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    I think my body went through a lot, went through the wringer. In terms of being inside the ring, getting hit, but also outside the ring, living a crazy life.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: living  body  crazy 
     
    You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: people 
     
    I feel amazing. In my life right now, I have so much motivation. I am so hungry and so determined... I am young, I am healthy and I feel great - 42 is the new 32.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: young  right  healthy 
     
    As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back, but I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    I tried to do the impossible on paper - beat the middleweight champ coming up from 130 pounds.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: impossible  pounds 
     
    I think about making a comeback every single day. I went running, I went training, did that for a few days. But my body couldn't handle it.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: body  running 
     
    I wouldn't recommend [boxing] to any child of mine. I would rather he played golf or something.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: children  child  golf 
     
    Ever since I met [my wife], my life has been different. I have what I want. I have my Jewel in Millie.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    Ever since I've been boxing, it's always been the case that when I go inside the ring a switch goes off and my attitude changes totally from the person I am outside it. I really can't explain why or how.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: people  attitude 
     
    I'm really happy to be working with CES Boxing, Gary Shaw Productions and Eye of the Tiger Management. It shows the direction in which Golden Boy Promotions is heading - in terms of bringing the best fights to the fans. It shows that Golden Boy Promotions is willing to work with anybody in order to satisfy the boxing fans.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: work  fight  eyes  boys  management 
     
    Every time I work out in the gym, every time I train, I know I'm going to do well. But I like surprising the fans, the critics, the people who doubt me.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: time  people  work  doubt 
     
    By the time I retire, I will have fought the best. I will have made my money. Maybe I'll be a boxing commentator. I'll go back to school, definitely. I already have a plan. My life's set. I'll be on an island, married, playing golf in the sun. That will be my life.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: time  school  money  golf 
     
    Boxing has been in my blood since I can remember. It comes naturally to me, and I've enjoyed it ever since I started, at the age of six.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: age  blood 
     
    I was a little kid who used to fight a lot in the street-and get beat up.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: fight  kids 
     
    My dad has never once told me after a fight that I did well.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: fight 
     
    I told you before, I'll fight anyone. I don't care.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: fight  care 
     
    Once, I was at a party...This was at a time when it seemed like I had everything. I was young. I was undefeated. I had money. I`d just moved into my own home. People at the party were laughing and having fun. And I missed my mother. I felt so lonely. I remember asking myself, `Why isn`t my mother here? Why are all these people around me? I don`t want these people around me.' I looked out the window and started crying.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: time  people  young  fun  crying  money  mother 
     
    Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing, and I won't ever forget that.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: world 
     
    I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I took everyone on.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: people  work  afraid 
     
    There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    When people say I can't or I musn't, I always say I can and I will.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: people 
     
    The fight life, that was easy. This is a battle I have every day.
    — Oscar De La Hoya
    tags: fight  battle 
     
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