No one is a stranger to Oscar De La Hoya, gold medal winner in 1992 Olympic Championship at the age of 19. “The Golden Boy,” a nick-name earned by the winner of several world titles in six different weight classes, started his boxing career at quite a young age, fighting around a total of 45 fights in his entire career and winning 39 matches from which 31 matches classified as knockouts wins.
His last match was on the 6th of December 2008, against Manny Pacquiao, that took place in MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Manny Pacquaio defeated him after 8 rounds, after which De La Hoya announced his retirement. He made an earning $20 million in his last professional fight.
Throughout his entire career De La Hoya managed to earn the staggering amount of approximately $700 million in PPV income, which made him the top PPV earner before being surpassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
However, earlier this year De La Hoya decided to make his comeback. He will be fighting against Vitor Belfort. The boxing event will take place in the Staples Center — Los Angeles on the 11th of September 2021.
Vitor Belfort, AKA “The Phenom”, made his UFC debut in the year 1997. During the period of 21 years of his career, Belfort fought a total of 39 fights with 24 wins. Belfort made an earning $315,000 from his last fight on the 12th of May 2018, against Lyoto Machida, that took place in Jeunesse Arena. He made a total of $5,795,200 earning throughout his career excluding the PPV earnings.
De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort Purse (Revealed):
De La Hoya is set to make $7 million guaranteed from this fight thanks to his exclusive TV rights deals both in USA and Mexico. He might be able to clear $10 million depending on how well this card do on the PPV scale. Belfort on the other hand will clear his career best purse of $1.5 million guaranteed.