Feature | May 09 2017

When Oscar De La Hoya was pelted with eggs

Oscar De La Hoya has a long history with the Chavez family, writes John Dennen
Oscar De La Hoya
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OSCAR DE LA HOYA goes a long way back with Julio Cesar Chavez. He promotes Canelo Alvarez, who roundly defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Junior on Saturday. De La Hoya himself fought Chavez twice, defeating him in 1996 and 1998.

“I beat Chavez the first time, it was huge fight, he’s the legend, he’s the hero,” De La Hoya recalled.

“I was thinking, ‘Wow, I’m going to go back to east LA and they’re having this huge parade.’ I think it was the Mexican Independence parade so I’m sitting in a convertible car and I’m sitting on the car and the car starts going on and I see an egg flying and hit the car, boom!’ I’m like, ‘Oh god, here we go.’”