Golden Boy: The Fame, Money, and Mystery of Oscar de La Hoya


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He's the hottest star in boxing today. An Olympic gold-medal winner. A child who grew up dirt poor and last year made millions. A charming man with a conflicted, complex personality who's just 26 years old. Like Muhammed Ali before him, de la Hoya is as much celebrity as he is boxer. Golden Boy is the stirring biography of a lonely, motherless adolescent whose once-in-a-generation talent has thrust him into the glaring spotlight of fortune and fame.Los Angeles Times writer Tim Kawakami presents a balanced portrait culled ...